Notice of Proposed Issuance of an Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Individual Permit to Discharge to Waters of the United States - Shoreside Petroleum, Cordova 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: AK0036694

Shoreside Petroleum Inc.
Cordova Bulk Fuel Facility
100 Ocean Dock Road,
Cordova, AK 99574
P.O. Box 910,
Cordova, AK 99574      

Proposed Permit Coverage:
Shoreside Petroleum Inc. (SPI) owns and operates a marine oil transfer facility located on Orca Inlet approximately one mile north of the community center of Cordova. The facility consists of two separate tank farms (the upper and lower tank farms) with above ground fuel storage tanks, a truck rack, warehouse/office, and an oil/water separator. The tank farms and truck rack include secondary containment areas (SCAs). During periods of rain, industrial discharges to Orca Inlet will be permitted to occur from:

  • Outfall 001 – Lower Tank Farm
  • Outfall 002 – Upper Tank Farm

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 Daylight 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

610 University Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99709

410 Willoughby Ave #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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Created 1/10/2020 2:16:43 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