Notice of Proposed Issuance of an Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit to Discharge to Waters of the United States - Wastewater Discharges from Drinking Water Treatment Facilities

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has tentatively determined to reissue a discharge permit for the activity described below.

Permit No.:        

Permit Name
Wastewater Discharges from Drinking Water Treatment Facilities

Proposed Project and Location:

Permit Coverage: Drinking water treatment facilities discharging to fresh or marine surface water in the State of Alaska

Description of Discharge: Backwash and reject water from conventional/direct, membrane filtration, and ion exchange drinking water treatment systems.

Mixing Zone: Applicants may request modified effluent limits and facility specific mixing zones for water-quality based effluent limits. 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.

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

For office locations or to view electronic copies of the permit documents, please see the DEC website at:

Public Notice Start Date: April 10, 2019
Public Notice Expiration Date: May 10, 2019

Mailed comments and requests must be postmarked on or before the expiration date of the public notice. The deadline for written comments or request for public hearing is May 10, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

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 Therese Zimmerman at (907) 456-6171 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 4/9/2019 10:09:03 AM by cfishwick


Department: Environmental Conservation
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #:
Publish Date: 4/9/2019
Archive Date: 5/11/2019
  • Comments Due
    5/10/2019 5:00pm