Public Notice: Renewal of Water and Wastewater General Permits

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Public Notice: Renewal of Water and Wastewater General Permits

PUBLIC NOTICE

STATE OF WYOMING

Department of Environmental Quality

Water Quality Division

Notice is hereby given that the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division (WQD) is proposing to modify and renew the following General Permits to Construct, Install, Modify, or Operate: Small Wastewater Facilities, Sewage Collection Systems, Public Water Distribution Systems, and Pilot Plants. The current general permits expired November 2, 2015, and have been administratively continued since their expiration. Draft permits are available for review at http://deq.wyoming.gov/wqd/permitting-2/resources/general-permits-2/

Wyoming Water Quality Rules and Regulations Chapter 3, Section 7 requires that WQD provide an opportunity for public comment for a minimum of thirty (30) days prior to final issuance of a general permit. A public hearing will be conducted only if, in the opinion of the administrator, sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party requests a hearing within the thirty (30) day public comment period. 

Chapter 3, Section 16 requires the review of each general permit at a minimum of every five (5) years from the date of issuance, requires modifications as needed, and requires reissuance of the general permit. Additionally, all proposed modifications shall be subject to public notice and opportunity for comment, as described above, before approval of the modification. The proposed draft permits outlined above include cross reference updates, formatting and grammar corrections, and added property access requirements.

Questions and comments related to the renewal of the four general permits may be directed to William Tillman, 307-777-6941, 200 W 17th Street, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001 or faxed to 307-635-1784. Email comments will not be accepted. All written comments received prior to 5:00 p.m. on May 15, 2017 will be considered.