As of Thursday, March 19, 2015
(2015-119 March 11) NOTICE: ANNOUNCEMENT OF AVAILABILITY OF DRAFT PERMIT
PERMIT NO.: WA0020940
APPLICANT: CITY OF OMAK POTW
The City of Omak has applied for renewal of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit No. WA0020940 in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 90.48 Revised Code of Washington (RCW), Chapter 173-220 Washington Administrative Code (WAC), and the Federal Clean Water Act.
Following evaluation of the application and other available information, a draft permit has been developed which would allow the discharge of municipal wastewater to the Okanogan River from its facility located at 635 Fir Street, Omak, WA. All discharges to be in compliance with the Department of Ecology’s Water Quality Standards for a permit to be issued.
A tentative determination has been made to issue a proposed permit based on the effluent limitations and special permit conditions that will prevent and control pollution. A final determination will not be made until all timely comments received in response to this notice have been evaluated.
PUBLIC COMMENT AND INFORMATION
The draft permit and fact sheet may be viewed at the Department of Ecology (Department) website: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/permits/index.html . The application and other related documents are available at Ecology’s Central Regional Office for inspection and copying between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., weekdays. To obtain a copy or to arrange to view copies at the Central Regional Office, please call 509/575-2490 or write to the address below.
Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding the proposed permit. All comments must be submitted by April 11, 2015 to be considered for the final determination. E-mail comments should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org . Comments should be sent to:
Department of Ecology
Central Regional Office
15 West Yakima Avenue, Suite 200
Yakima, WA 98902
Any interested party may request a public hearing on the proposed permit within 30 days of the publication date of this notice. The request for a hearing shall state the interest of the party and the reasons why a hearing is necessary. The request should be sent to the above address. Ecology will hold a hearing if it determines that there is significant public interest. If a hearing is to be held, public notice will be published at least 30 days in advance of the hearing date. Any party responding to this notice with comments will be mailed a copy of a hearing public notice.
If you require special accommodations or need this document in a format for the visually impaired, call Cindy Huwe at 509-457-7105. Persons with hearing loss can call 711
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Publication date of this Notice is March 11, 2015.
Published by Omak-Okaogan County Chronicle.