PUBLISHED IN THE CLAREMORE DAILY PROGRESS, CLAREMORE, OKLA., AUGUST 9, 2006.
NOTICE OF ISSUANCE OF DRAFT TIER II PERMIT
POLLUTANT DISCHARGE APPLICATION NO. OK0045349
Notice is hereby given that the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued a draft permit to RWD #3 Rogers Co. Tacora Water Treatment Facility, based on a Tier II application filed on April 13, 2006, for a wastewater discharge permit with the DEQ. A final permit, if issued, would allow the RWD #3 Rogers Co. Tacora to discharge wastewater from their facility the RWD #3 Rogers Co. Tacora Water Treatment Plant, which is located in the NW/4, NW/4, NW/4, Section 6, Township 22 North, Range 16 East, I.M., in Rogers County, Oklahoma. The RWD #3 Rogers Co. Tacora Water Treatment Plant is a municipal facility that treats drinking water. The proposed discharge consists of effluent from the filter backwash lagoon. The discharge will be to the Oologah Lake, Oologah Lake is classified in the Oklahoma’s Water Quality Standards for Warm Water Aquatic Community (WWAC), Primary Body Contact Recreation (PBCR), Public and Private Water Supply (PPWS) Agriculture, Industrial and Municipal Process and Cooling Water, Aesthetics and Fish Consumption. The discharge from Outfall 001 is located at approximately attitude 36˚-25’-23” N and longitude 95˚-38’-93” W in Rogers County, Oklahoma.
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-Friday, or at the Will Rogers Library, 1515 N. Florence Street in Claremore, Oklahoma 74017, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday.
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.
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 below, within 30 days after the date of publication or mailing. Requests for the public meeting 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. A copy of the request must also be sent to the applicant, through the contact person listed below. 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 Executive Director of the DEQ), issue responses to all public comments received.
The contact person for the DEQ, to schedule a date and time to review the draft permit at the office of the DEQ is:
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1677
707 N. Robinson, 8th Floor
Oklahoma City, OK 73101-1677
The contact person for RWD #3 Rogers Co. Tacora WTF is:
Brain Kellogg, Kellogg Engineering
6755 S. 4060 Rd.
Talala, Oklahoma 74080