Notice of Proposed Issuance of an Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Individual Permit to Discharge to Waters of the United States - Petro Marine Services - Wrangell Bulk Fuel Facility

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. 3rd Floor
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 269-6287

Draft Permit Public Notice Period:
Public Notice Start Date: January 10, 2020
Public Notice Expiration Date: February 11, 2020 at 5:00 pm Alaska Standard Time

Permit Number: AK0029459

Petro Marine Services
Wrangell Bulk Fuel Facility
1427 Peninsula Street, Wrangell, AK 99929
P.O. Box 776, Wrangell, AK 99929

Proposed Permit Coverage:
The Petro Marine Services (PMS), bulk fuel facility is located at 1427 Peninsula Street in Wrangell, Alaska, approximately 155 miles south of Juneau, Alaska. PMS operates the bulk petroleum fuel facility located at Wrangell Harbor that stores and sells heating oil, aviation fuel, and gasoline to local commercial and residential customers and provides marine fueling services from a small marina they operate. Major components of the storage facility are surrounded by bermed or diked secondary containment areas (SCAs) that collect rain or snowmelt water. The reissuance of the Permit will provide continued coverage for discharges of secondary containment water from Outfall 001 – Tank Farm and Truck Rack at the PMS, Wrangell Bulk Fuel Facility to the Wrangell Harbor, Alaska.

Tentative Determination:
DEC has tentatively determined to reissue a 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 11, 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, Fairbanks, Juneau, Wasilla, and Soldotna. Please contact the office of your choice to arrange for hard copies of the documents to be available for your review.

555 Cordova Street
Anchorage, AK 99501

43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite #11
Soldotna, AK 99669

410 Willoughby Ave Suite #303
Juneau, AK 99811

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 1/10/2020 2:08:08 PM by cfishwick
Modified 1/10/2020 2:08:52 PM by cfishwick


Department: Environmental Conservation
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #:
Publish Date: 1/10/2020
Archive Date: 2/12/2020
  • Comments Due
    2/11/2020 5:00pm