Details for Public Notice – Environmental Permit

Public Notice – Environmental Permit
PURPOSE OF NOTICE: To seek public comment on a modified program proposal
submitted to the Department of Environmental Quality to control industrial wastewater before it enters the sanitary sewer system in Prince William County, Virginia.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: April 23, 2021 to May 28, 2021.
PROGRAM NAME: Publicly Owned Treatment Works Pretreatment Program.
APPLICANT NAME, ADDRESS AND PERMIT NUMBER: Prince William County Service Authority, H.L. Mooney Wastewater Treatment Works, P.O. Box 2266,
Woodbridge, VA 22195, VA0025101.
PROPOSAL DESCRIPTION: Prince William County Service Authority, H.L. Mooney
Wastewater Treatment Works has requested approval from DEQ of a modification
to a pretreatment program for industrial dischargers. Industrial participants in this
program must reduce contaminants in wastewater before releasing it to the sanitary
sewer system. These modifications include less stringent local limits for arsenic, beryllium, chromium, lead, mercury and zinc while proposing more stringent local limits
for cadmium, molybdenum, nickel, selenium, silver and cyanide. The modification
also includes the addition of local limits for vanadium and retaining the current local
limit for copper. These changes are based on technical data gathered and analyzed
utilizing approved USEPA procedures designed to be protective of water quality
and national pretreatment program objectives. This program reevaluation supports
the proposed numerical limits. The applicant holds a Virginia Pollutant Discharge
Elimination System permit, under the authority of the State Water Control Board,
and releases treated wastewaters into Neabsco Creek in Prince William County.
The request for modification to the pretreatment program will be approved without
further public notice if no substantive comments are received within the specified
comment period listed above.
HOW TO COMMENT AND/OR REQUEST A PUBLIC HEARING: DEQ accepts
comments and requests for public hearing by hand-delivery, email or postal mail. All
comments and requests must be in writing and be received by DEQ during the comment period. DEQ must receive hand-delivery and postal mail by close of business
and email and fax comments by 11:59 p.m. on the last day of 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. DEQ may hold a public hearing, including another
comment period, if public response is significant and there are substantial, disputed
issues relevant to the permit.
CONTACT FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS, DOCUMENT REQUESTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Douglas Frasier; DEQ-Northern Regional Office; 13901 Crown
Court, Woodbridge, VA 22193; Phone: 703-583-3873; Email: Douglas.Frasier@
deq.virginia.gov; Fax: 804-698-4178. The public may review the documents at the
DEQ-Northern Regional Office by appointment or may request electronic copies.
4/22/21

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