Proposed Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit to Discharge to Waters of the U.S., Small Publicly Owned Treatment Works and other Works Providing Secondary Treatment of Domestic Wastewater and Discharging to Surface Water

A Fact Sheet and associated documents are available for review. For inquiries or to request copies of documents, contact:

DEC Contact:
Marie Klingman
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Water
Wastewater Discharge Authorization Program
610 University Avenue
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709
Phone: (907) 451-2101

Draft Permit Public Notice Period:
Public Notice Start Date: June 19, 2017
Public Notice Expiration Date: July 18, 2017

Permit No.:

Permit Name: 
Small Publicly Owned Treatment Works and other Small Treatment Works Providing Secondary Treatment of Domestic Wastewater and Discharging to Surface Water

Proposed Permit Coverage:
Permit Coverage: Small publically owned treatment works and other small privately-owned treatment works providing secondary treatment of domestic wastewater discharging up to 1 million gallons per day to fresh or marine surface water.

Description of Discharge:

  • Nature of Discharge: secondary treated domestic wastewater

  • Pollutants: ammonia, 5-day biochemical oxygen demand, dissolved oxygen, enterococci bacteria, fecal coliform bacteria, pH, total residual chlorine, and  total suspended solids

  • Volume of Discharge: up to 1 million gallons per day

  • Location of Discharge: fresh or marine surface water in the State of Alaska

Mixing Zone: Applicants may request modified effluent limits and facility specific mixing zones for dissolved oxygen, fecal coliform bacteria, pH, or total residual chlorine. DEC will authorize a mixing zone if it is consistent with the Clean Water Act and the mixing zone criteria at 18 AAC 70.240 through 18 AAC 70.270.

Tentative Determination:
DEC has tentatively determined to reissue a discharge permit for the activity described above.

Public Comments:
Written comments or requests for a public hearing on the APDES draft general permit must be submitted within 30 days of the issuance of this public notice. Please direct written comments to the attention of Marie Klingman at the address or email identified above. All comments should include the name, address, and telephone number of the commenter and a concise statement of comment on the permit condition(s) and the relevant facts upon which the comment is based. Comments of either support or concern which are directed at specific, cited permit requirements are appreciated. Mailed comments must be postmarked on or before the expiration date of the public notice.

DEC will consider all comments when making the final decision, and will respond to received comments in a Response to Comments document issued when DEC issues a final permit. The Response to Comments will be made available to the public.

Any interested person may submit a written request for a public hearing if no hearing has already been scheduled. A request for a public hearing shall state the nature of the issues to be raised, as well as the requester's name, address and telephone number. DEC will hold a public hearing whenever DEC finds, on the basis of requests, a significant degree of public interest in a draft permit. DEC may also hold a public hearing if a hearing might clarify one or more issues involved in a permit decision or for other good reason in DEC’s discretion.

DEC will transmit the final permit, fact sheet (amended as appropriate), and Response to Comments to anyone who provided comments during the public review period or requested to be notified of DEC final decision.


Administrative Record:
The APDES draft permit, fact sheet, and associated documents are available for public review at the ADEC offices located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Soldotna, and Wasilla. Please contact the office of your choice to arrange for hard copies of the documents to be available for your review.

555 Cordova Street                  610 University Avenue                      410 Willoughby Ave #303
Anchorage, AK 99501             Fairbanks, AK 99709                        Juneau, AK 99811
907-269-6285                      907-451-2100                               907-465-5300

43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road                                                          1700 E Bogard Road #B
Soldotna, AK 99615                                                                          Suite #103
                                                                                Wasilla, AK 99654

If you would like to see any additional supporting technical documents, contact Marie Klingman.

The documents are also accessible from the DEC website at:

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Disability Reasonable Accommodation Notice
The State of Alaska, Department of Environmental Conservation complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate in this public process, please contact Natalie Wolfe at (907) 269-0291 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 within 30 days of publication of this notice to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

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Created 6/14/2017 9:38:18 AM by cfishwick


Department: Environmental Conservation
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #:
Publish Date: 6/16/2017
Archive Date: 7/19/2017
  • Public Comments Due
    7/18/2017 5:00pm