PROPOSED ARIZONA POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (AZPDES) RENEWAL PERMIT – EXTENSION OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
Pursuant to the Clean Water Act and in accordance with §40 CFR 131, §40 CFR 25, and Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C.) R18-9-A907, the Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) proposes to issue an Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (AZPDES) Permit to discharge pollutants to Waters of the United States to the following applicant, subject to certain effluent limitations and special conditions:
Public Notice No. 16-31A Published on February 3, 2016
Published in the Verde Independent
AZPDES Permit No. AZ0021804
Town of Jerome
P.O. Box 335
Jerome, Arizona 86331
The Town of Jerome has applied for a renewal AZPDES permit for the proposed discharge of up to 0.07 million gallons per day (mgd) of treated domestic wastewater from the Town of Jerome Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) to Bitter Creek in the Verde River Basin in Township 16 N, Range 2 E, Section 23, in Yavapai County, Arizona. The Town of Jerome WWTP is a publicly owned treatment works that receives domestic wastewater from residential and commercial sources in the Town of Jerome. Dewatered sludge is hauled to an approved landfill for disposal. Variances from the water quality standards and interim limits are proposed for nitrogen and phosphorus in the draft permit.
This notice was previously published from December 9, 2015 to January 11, 2016. The draft permit contains water quality standard variances which require a 45 day public notice period, therefore, this notice is being re-published for a period of 15 days to meet this requirement. The permit and fact sheet may be viewed online at http://www.azdeq.gov/cgi-bin/vertical.pl by typing the permit number in the box left of “Search Event”. The public notice and related documentation also are available for public review, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the ADEQ Records Center, 1110 W. Washington St., Phoenix, Arizona, 85007. In Phoenix, please call (602) 771-4380 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 24 hours in advance to schedule an appointment to review the file.
Persons may submit comments or request a public hearing on the proposed action in writing, to Ramona Chomor, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division, 1110 W. Washington St., 5415B-3, Phoenix, Arizona 85007. All written comments received by ADEQ by the close of business on the date 15 days after publication of this notice will be considered in the final permit decision. A public hearing request must be in writing and must include the reasons for such request. If there is a significant degree of public interest, the Director will hold a hearing in accordance with A.A.C. R18-9-A908(B).