Details for Public Notice - Environmental Permit

Public Notice - Environmental Permit
PURPOSE OF NOTICE: To seek public comment on a draft permit from the Department of Environmental Quality that will allow the release of treated wastewater into a water body in Prince William County, Virginia.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: September 7, 2019 to October 7, 2019
PERMIT NAME: Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit – Wastewater issued by DEQ, under the authority of the State Water Control Board
APPLICANT NAME, ADDRESS AND PERMIT NUMBER: United States Marine Corps, Marine Corps Base Quantico, 3049 Bordelon Street, Quantico, VA
22134, VA0028363
NAME AND ADDRESS OF FACILITY: Quantico Mainside Sewage Treatment
Plant, 658 Epperson Avenue, Quantico, VA 22134
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The United States Marine Corps – Marine Corps
Base Quantico has applied for a reissuance of a permit for the federal Quantico
Mainside Sewage Treatment Plant. The applicant proposes to release treated
sewage wastewaters from residential, commercial, and industrial areas at a rate
of 2.2 million gallons per day into a water body. Sludge from the treatment
process will be transported to the King George County Landfill for final disposal. The facility proposes to release the treated sewage into Quantico Bight
in Prince William County in the Potomac River watershed. A watershed is the
land area drained by a river and its incoming streams. The permit will limit the
following pollutants to amounts that protect water quality: pH, CBOD5, Total
Suspended Solids, Total Phosphorus, Dissolved Oxygen, Ammonia as N, Total
Nitrogen, and Enterococci. The permit requires monitoring without limitation
for the following pollutants: Flow, Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen, Nitrate+Nitrite, and
Whole Effluent Toxicity.
This facility is subject to the requirements of 9VAC25-820 and has registered
for coverage under the General VPDES Watershed Permit Regulation for Total
Nitrogen and Total Phosphorus Discharges and Nutrient Trading in the Chesapeake Watershed in Virginia.
HOW TO COMMENT AND/OR REQUEST A PUBLIC HEARING: DEQ accepts
comments and requests for public hearing by hand-delivery, e-mail or postal
mail. All comments and requests must be in writing and be received by DEQ
during the comment period. Submittals must include the names, mailing addresses and telephone numbers of the commenter/requester and of all persons
represented by the commenter/requester. A request for public hearing must
also include: 1) The reason why a public hearing is requested. 2) A brief, informal statement regarding the nature and extent of the interest of the requester or
of those represented by the requester, including how and to what extent such
interest would be directly and adversely affected by the permit. 3) Specific references, where possible, to terms and conditions of the permit with suggested
revisions. A public hearing may be held, including another comment period, if
public response is significant, based on individual requests for a public hearing,
and there are substantial, disputed issues relevant to the permit.
CONTACT FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS, DOCUMENT REQUESTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The public may review the draft permit and application
at the DEQ-Northern Regional Office by appointment, or may request electronic copies of the draft permit and fact sheet. Name: Susan Mackert, Address:
DEQ-Northern Regional Office, 13901 Crown Court, Woodbridge, VA 22193,
Phone: (703) 583-3853 E-mail: susan.mackert@deq.virginia.gov
9/06 & 9/13/19

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