Details for PUBLIC NOTICE OF DRAFT DISCHARGE PERMIT PERMIT NUMBER AR0037605, AFIN 57-00056

PUBLIC NOTICE OF DRAFT DISCHARGE

PERMIT

PERMIT NUMBER AR0037605, AFIN 57-00056

In accordance with Ark. Code Ann. ยง 8-4-203(e), the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), Office of Water Quality, gives the following notice:

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism - Queen Wilhelmina State Park operates a facility located as follows: 3877 Highway 88 West, Mena, AR 71953 in Polk County. The facility is currently permitted to discharge Treated sanitary wastewater and restaurant wastewater into an unnamed tributary of Mill Creek, thence to Mill Creek, thence to the Mountain Fork of the Little River, thence to the Little River, thence to the Red River in Segment 1D of the Red River Basin. Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism - Queen Wilhelmina State Park submitted an application on July 10, 2017 for the renewal of NPDES Permit No. AR0037605. The application has been reviewed by the ADEQ's Office of Water Quality and has received tentative approval subject to the terms of this notice.

Citizens wishing to examine or obtain copies of the permit application, the draft permitting decision, or the Statement of Basis may do so at the ADEQ headquarters located at 5301 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72118-5317. To request a hard copy of one or more of the documents to be mailed, please call (501) 682-0623. For those with Internet access, a copy of the proposed draft permit as well as the publication date may be found on the ADEQ's website at: https://www.adeq.state.ar.us/water/permits/drafts_pn.aspx

Comments on the draft renewal will be accepted in accordance with Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission Reg. 8.208. ADEQ's contact person for submitting written comments on the draft permit or requesting a public hearing on the draft permit, is Terry Liu, at the above address and telephone number or by email at Water-Draft-Permit-Comment@adeq.state.ar.us.

The period for submitting comments on draft permit and for requesting a public hearing, shall begin on the date of publication of the public notice and end at 4:30 P.M. (Central Time) on the 30th day after the publication date. If the last day of the comment period is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the public comment period shall expire on the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. For information regarding the actual publication date along with the actual date and time the comment period will end, please contact Terry Liu at the above address and telephone number or by email at Water-Draft-Permit-Comment@adeq.state.ar.us. Public notice, comments, and hearings will be conducted in accordance with Regulation 6.104(A)(5) [40 CFR Parts 124.10 through 124.12 by reference] and Regulation 8.207 through 8.210 (Administrative Procedures). All persons, including the permittee, who wish to comment on ADEQ's draft permitting decision must submit written comments to ADEQ, along with their name and mailing address. A Public Hearing will be held when ADEQ finds a significant degree of public interest. After the public comment period, ADEQ will issue a final permitting decision. ADEQ will notify the applicant and each person who has submitted written comments or requested notice of the final permitting decision. Any interested person who has submitted comments may appeal a final decision by ADEQ in accordance with the APC&EC Regulation No. 8.603.

Published in The Mena Star on 9-13-17, 80534

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