Noitce of Proposed Issuance of an Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Authorization to Discharge under a General Permit to Waters of the United States - Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, Hidden Falls Aquaculture Facility

The draft authorization and associated documents are available for review. For inquiries or to request copies of documents, contact:

DEC Contact:
Angela Hunt
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Water
Wastewater Discharge Authorization Program
555 Cordova Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Phone: (907) 269-7599

Draft Authorization to Discharge under a General Permit - Public Notice Period:Public Notice Start Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Public Notice Expiration Date: Monday, July 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm Alaska Daylight Time

Authorization No.:

Facility Name: 
Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (NSRAA)
Hidden Falls Aquaculture Facility

Proposed Project and Location:
The proposed authorization under general permit AKG130000, Aquaculture Facilities in Alaska, authorizes a 1-acre Zone of Deposit for residues discharged from the Hidden Falls Aquaculture Facility to Kasnyku Bay (57.2179° North latitude, 134.866° West longitude). Discharge of ground broodstock carcasses is proposed to occur at an average daily discharge rate of 11,400 pounds per day for 22 days 7/18 – 8/10, 3,300 pounds per day for 21 days 10/20 – 11/10, and 1,000 pounds per day for 12 days 8/20 – 9/1.

Tentative Determination:
DEC has tentatively determined to issue an authorization to the NSRAA Hidden Falls Aquaculture Facility to discharge under the general permit for the activity described above.

Public Comments:
Written comments on the proposed authorization to discharge under an APDES general permit must be submitted within 30 days of the issuance of this public notice. Please direct written comments to the attention of Angela Hunt 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. 

Monday, July 16, 2018 at 5:00 p.m AKDT

Administrative Record:
The APDES draft authorization and associated documents are available for public review at the DEC 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 #103 907-262-5210                                                                           Wasilla, AK 99654

If you would like further information or to see any additional supporting technical documents, contact Angela Hunt.

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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 Theresa Zimmerman at (907) 465-6171 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 6/13/2018 2:54:44 PM by cfishwick


Department: Environmental Conservation
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #:
Publish Date: 6/13/2018
Archive Date: 7/17/2018
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