Notice of Proposed Issuance of an Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Individual Permit to Discharge to Waters of the United States - Petro Star, Inc., Kodiak Bulk Fuel Terminal

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

DEC Contact:
Marc Bentley
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Water - Wastewater Discharge Authorization Program
555 Cordova St.
Anchorage, AK 99501

Draft Permit Public Notice Period:
Public Notice Start Date: January 2, 2020
Public Notice Expiration Date: February 3, 2020, 5:00 pm Alaska Standard Time

Permit Number: AK0029441

Petro Star, Inc.
Kodiak Terminal
715 Shelikof Street, Kodiak, AK 99615

Proposed Permit Coverage and Location:
The proposed permit authorizes discharges from a bulk fuel storage facility located on the northern shore of St. Paul Harbor, in the city of Kodiak, Alaska. The facility receives diesel fuel and gasoline from barges and distributes product via tanker trucks to local land-based users. In addition, the facility refuels vessels moored to their 200-foot dock located on St. Paul Harbor. Facility components include bulk fuel storage tanks, a truck loading rack, a mooring area/dock, and secondary containment areas (SCAs) that accumulate precipitation that needs to be discharge periodically. The reissuance of the Permit will provide continued coverage for:

  • Outfall 001 – Truck Loading Rack SCA,
  • Outfall 002 – Tank Farm #1 SCA, and
  • Outfall 003 – Tank Farm #2 SCA.

Tentative Determination:

DEC has tentatively determined to reissue the discharge permit to the above listed applicant.

Public Comments:
Written comments or requests for a public hearing on the APDES draft permit must be submitted within 30-days of the issuance of this public notice. Please direct written comments and requests to the attention of the permit writer at the address or email shown on page 1. 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 that are directed at specific, cited permit requirements are appreciated. Mailed comments and requests must be postmarked on or before the expiration date of the public notice.

DEC will consider all substantive comments when making the final decision, and will respond to comments received 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.

DEADLINE FOR WRITTEN COMMENTS OR REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING:    February 3, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time

Administrative Record:
The APDES Draft Permit, Fact Sheet, permit application, and associated documents are available for public review at the DEC offices located in Anchorage, Juneau, and Soldotna. Please contact the office of your choice to arrange for hard copies of the documents to be available for your review.

Wastewater Discharge Authorization Program

555 Cordova Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 269-6285

410 Willoughby Avenue
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 465-5180

43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road
Soldotna, AK 99615

If you would like further information or to see any additional supporting technical documents, contact the permit writer at the address shown on page 1.

The documents are also accessible from the DEC website at

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Disability Reasonable Accommodation Notice
The State of Alaska, DEC 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 Kate Orozco 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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Revision History

Created 1/2/2020 10:59:02 AM by cfishwick


Department: Environmental Conservation
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #:
Publish Date: 1/2/2020
Archive Date: 2/4/2020
  • Comments Due
    2/3/2020 5:00pm