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WI DNR: Public Notice - WPDES Permit - Village of Maiden Rock

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 12:00am

STATE OF WISCONSIN

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO REISSUE A

WISCONSIN POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (WPDES) PERMIT No. WI-0032361-07-0

Permittee: Village of Maiden Rock, W3535 Hwy 35, Maiden Rock, WI 54750-0186

Facility Where Discharge Occurs: Maiden Rock Wastewater Treatment Facility, 385th St, Maiden Rock, WI

Receiving Water and Location: the Rush River in the Rush River Watershed of the Lower Chippewa River Basin in Pierce County

Brief Facility Description and Summary of Proposed Changes:

The Village of Maiden Rock owns and operates the Maiden Rock Wastewater Treatment Facility. The annual average design flow is 0.0225 million gallons per day (MGD) and the actual annual average flow in 2012 was 0.006 MGD. The facility consists of primary and secondary aeration basins, followed by a clarification cell. Effluent is discharged to the Rush River 3-5 days per month. No major operational changes have occurred at the facility since the last permit term.

Significant effluent monitoring changes in this permit term are as follows: 1) the addition of ammonia limit that varies with effluent pH, and 2) the addition of one year of monthly phosphorus monitoring.

Permit Drafter: Holly Heldstab, DNR, WCR Headquarters, 1300 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54702, (715) 839-1634,

holly.heldstab@wisconsin.gov

Basin Engineer: Peter Skorseth, DNR, 890 Spruce Street, Baldwin, WI 54002, (715) 684-2914, peter.skorseth@wisconsin.gov

The Department has tentatively decided that the above specified WPDES permit should be reissued.

Limitations and conditions which the Department believes adequately protect the receiving water are included in the proposed permit. Land application of waste shall be done in accordance with permit conditions and applicable codes. All land application sites shall be approved prior to their use. To receive a list of approved sites, or to be notified of potential approvals, contact the basin engineer.

Persons wishing to comment on or object to the proposed permit action, or to request a public hearing, may write to the Department of Natural Resources at the permit drafter's address. All comments or suggestions received no later than 30 days after the publication date of this public notice will be considered along with other information on file in making a final decision regarding the permit. Anyone providing comments in response to this public notice will receive a notification of the Department's final decision when the permit is issued. Where designated as a reviewable surface water discharge permit, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is allowed up to 90 days to submit comments or objections regarding this permit determination. If no comments are received on the proposed permit from anyone, including U.S. EPA, the permit will be issued as proposed.

The Department may schedule a public informational hearing if requested by any person and shall schedule a public informational hearing if a petition requesting a hearing is received from 5 or more persons or if response to this notice indicates significant public interest pursuant to s. 283.49, Stats. Requests for a public informational hearing shall state the following: the name and address of the person(s) requesting the hearing; the interest in the proposed permit of the person(s) requesting the hearing; the reasons for the request; and the issues proposed to be considered at the hearing.

Information on file for this permit action, including the draft permit, fact sheet (if required), and permit application, may be inspected and copied at the permit drafter's or basin engineer's office, Monday through Friday (except holidays), between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please call the permit drafter or basin engineer for directions to their office location, if necessary. Information on this permit action may also be obtained by calling the permit drafter at (715) 839-1634 or by writing to the Department. Reasonable costs (usually 20 cents per page) will be charged for copies of information in the file other than the public notice and fact sheet. Permit information is also available on the internet at: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/wastewater/PublicNotices. html. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodation, including the provision of informational material in an alternative format, will be made to qualified individuals upon request.

_________________________________ (Pub. 06/19/13) WNAXLP


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