Claremore Daily Progress

March 18, 2013

NOTICE OF ISSUANCE OF DRAFT TIER II PERMIT

Staff Writer
Claremore Progress

CLAREMORE —  

Public Notice

PUBLISHED IN THE CLAREMORE DAILY PROGRESS, CLAREMORE, OKLAHOMA, MARCH 17, 2013.

NOTICE OF ISSUANCE OF DRAFT TIER II PERMIT

POLLUTANT DISCHARGE APPLICATION NO. OK0038466

Notice is hereby given that the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued a draft permit to the Claremore Public Works Authority, 104 S. Muskogee, Claremore, Oklahoma, 74017, based on a Tier II application filed on October 11, 2012, for a renewal permit with the DEQ.  A final permit, if issued, would allow the Claremore Public Works Authority to discharge treated backwash water from their facility, the Claremore Water Treatment Facility located at 1450 E. Blue Starr Drive, Claremore, Oklahoma, 74017 which is located in the SW 1/4 NE 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section 3, Township 21 North, Range 16 East, Indian Meridian, Rogers County, Oklahoma.  The Claremore Water Treatment Plant is a municipal facility that provides public water services.  The proposed discharge consists of treated effluent from the Claremore Water Treatment Plant.  The discharge will be to Lake Claremore, a tributary to Dog Creek, in Segment 121500 of the Middle Arkansas River Basin.  The discharge from Outfall 001 is located at latitude 36˚19’36.835” N, longitude 95˚34’58.130” W (GPS: NAD-83 CONUS) in Rogers County, Oklahoma  The residuals generated by the facility are self-contained within the lagoon system.

 A copy of the draft permit, fact sheet, application and other relevant documents may be reviewed at the office of the DEQ, Water Quality Division, 707 N. Robinson, Oklahoma City, OK, 73102, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A copy of the draft permit, fact sheet, and application may be reviewed at the Will Rogers Library, 1515 N. Florence Avenue, Claremore, Oklahoma, 74017, Monday and Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A copy of the draft permit and fact sheet may be reviewed on the DEQ website at http://www.deq.state.ok.us/mainlinks/publicpermits.html

Pursuant to 27A O.S. Sec 2-14-302, persons wishing to make comments concerning the draft permit may do so by sending the comments in writing to the Contact Person for the DEQ, at the address listed below, within 30 days after the date of publication or mailing.  Comments should include: (1) name and address of the interested person, (2) the application name to which the request relates, (3) the nature and basis of the interest of the person affected, and (4) a statement of the objection or comment, the basis of the objection or comment, and any requested action by the DEQ.

The contact person for the DEQ, to schedule a date and time to review the draft permit at the office of the DEQ is:

Tammi L. Johnson

Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality

P. O. Box 1677

707 N. Robinson, 8th Floor

Oklahoma City, OK 73101-1677

(405) 702-8170

Email: tammi.l.johnson@deq.ok.gov

The contact person for the City of Claremore/Claremore Wastewater Treatment Plan is:

Jim Thomas, City Manager

104 S. Muskogee

Claremore, Oklahoma 74017

(918) 341-2365

Pursuant to 27A O.S. Sec. 2-14-302, persons wishing to request a public meeting concerning the draft permit may do so by filing the request in writing to the Contact Person for the DEQ, at the address listed above, within 30 days after the date of publication or mailing.  Requests for the public meeting should include: (1) name and address of the interest person, (2) the application name to which the request relates, (3) the nature and basis of the interest of the person affected, and (4) a statement of the objection or comment, the basis of the objection or comment, and any requested action by the DEQ. A copy of the request must also be sent to the applicant, through the contact person listed above.  A formal public meeting may be scheduled if there is a significant degree of public interest.  Notice of the date, time and place of the public meeting will be given to all parties of record.  A request for a public meeting may be combined with a submission of written comments.

If a public meeting is held, oral or written comments will be accepted at the meeting.  The DEQ shall, within ninety (90) days of the date the public comment period closes (or longer if extended by the Executor Director of the DEQ), issue responses to all public comments received.