Notice of Review of an Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Proposed Final General Permit to Discharge to Waters of the U.S., Aquaculture Facilities

Following the close of a 38-day public notice period, ADEC has prepared an APDES proposed final general permit for Aquaculture Facilities in Alaska. Prior to making the final decision to issue the general permit, ADEC invites you to view the proposed final general permit and associated documents. You can access the proposed final general permit and associated documents at ADEC’s Wastewater Discharge Authorization Program web page at:

Proposed Final Permit Review

Start Date: January 10, 2018
End Date: January 17, 2018

Permit No.: AKG130000

Proposed Permit Coverage:
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation proposes to issue an APDES statewide general permit for discharges from aquaculture facilities in Alaska. The statewide general permit applies to all concentrated aquatic animal production facilities (Aquaculture Facilities or Hatcheries) in Alaska that produce, hold, or contain 20,000 pounds or more of aquatic animals per year in ponds, raceways, or other similar structures, feed 5,000 pounds or more of food during a calendar month, and discharge at least 30 days per year. The general permit authorizes and sets conditions on the discharge of pollutants from these facilities to waters of the United States. In order to ensure protection of water quality and human health, the permit places limits on the types and amounts of pollutants that can be discharged from these facilities, outlines best management practices to which the facility must adhere, and requires effluent and receiving water monitoring.

The ADEC has determined to Issue the above listed general permit.
ADEC Contact: Angela Hunt

Administrative Record:
The APDES preliminary 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

The documents are also accessible from the ADEC website at:

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 review, please contact Natalie Wolfe at (907) 269-0291 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 within 5 days of publication of this notice to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

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Created 1/9/2018 2:39:45 PM by cfishwick


Department: Environmental Conservation
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #:
Publish Date: 1/10/2018
Archive Date: 1/18/2018