All water treatment plants that discharge to surface water and meet the following criteria require coverage under this general permit:
|•||Produce potable water or "industrial” water (primary treatment/settled water);|
|•||Are not part of a larger, permitted facility (e.g., pulp and paper mill);|
|•||Discharge wastewater from water treatment filtration processes (filter backwash, sedimentation/presedimentation basin washwater, filter-to-waste); and|
|•||Have a maximum production capacity of 50,000 gallons a day or more of treated drinking water.|
Summary of Revisions Based on Public Comments and Testimony: Ecology received public comment and testimony. A minor revision was made to the permit as a result of the comments received during the formal public comment period. The revision added language to S3.C., Compliance with Standards. The additional language emphasizes that the prohibition to violate water quality standards applies to the addition of treatment chemicals. The complete text of the comments and the responsiveness summary is available upon request or on the internet at www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/wtp. Permit Coverage: Facilities with coverage under the previous permit do not need to apply for coverage. They will automatically receive coverage under the revised permit. Facilities that do not have coverage but meet the requirements for coverage must complete and submit an application for coverage. You can obtain additional information and download an application form from the internet address above or by contacting Carey Cholski.
|•||By mail:||Carey Cholski
Washington State Department of Ecology
P.O. Box 47775
Olympia, WA 98504-7775
|•||By phone:||(360) 407-6279|
The terms and conditions of a general permit, as they apply to an individual discharger, are appealable within thirty days of the effective date of coverage of that discharger, in accordance with chapter 43.21B RCW. This appeal is limited to the general permit's applicability or nonapplicability to a specific discharger.
Ecology is an equal opportunity agency. If you have special accommodation needs or require this document in an alternative format, please contact Carey Cholski at (360) 407-6279 or TTY for hearing impaired at 711 or 1-800-833-6388.