WIS. DNR - PUBLIC NOTICE: WPDES Permit - St. Croix Meadows Inc.(Pub. May 24, 2012)
(Pub. May 24, 2012)
STATE OF WISCONSIN
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO REISSUE A WISCONSIN POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (WPDES) PERMIT No.WI-0035980-06-0
Permittee: St. Croix Meadows Inc., 607 Bridge Ave., Star Prairie, WI 54026
Facility Where Discharge Occurs: St. Croix Meadows Inc., 1415 Main Street, Houlton, WI
Receiving Water and Location: Groundwaters of the Lower Willow River Watershed in the St. Croix River Drainage Basin located in St. Croix County
Brief Facility Description and Summary of Proposed Changes: St. Croix Meadows, Inc. owns and operates a mobile home park which discharges to a lagoon type wastewater treatment facility. The facility has an average daily design flow of 0.0169 million gallons per day (MGD) and had an actual annual average of 0.0063 MGD in 2011. The treatment system includes two aerated lagoons, a polishing pond, and two seepage ponds with discharge to groundwater via seepage. No major operational or permit requirement changes are proposed in this permit term. The only monitoring change proposed in the upcoming term is the reduction in monitoring frequency at the influent and effluent.
Permit Drafter: Holly Heldstab, DNR, WCR Headquarters, 1300 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54702, (715) 839-1634, email@example.com
Basin Engineer: Peter Skorseth, DNR, 890 Spruce Street, Baldwin, WI 54002, (715) 684-2914, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 and permit information form (PIF), 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 PIF. Permit information is also available on the internet at: http://dnr.wi.gov/org/water/wm/ww/drafts/pubnot.htm.
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.