Details for Public Notice- Environmental Permit


Public Notice Environmental Permit PURPOSE OF NOTICE: To seek public comment on a draft permit from the Department of Environmental Quality that will allow the release of treated wastewater into a waterbody in Nelson County, Virginia. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: Public Comment Period: October 14, 2021 to November 15, 2021 PERMIT NAME: Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Wastewater issued by DEQ, under the authority of the State Water Control Board APPLICANT NAME, ADDRESS AND PERMIT NUMBER: Potomac Conference Corporation of Seventh Day Adventists; 606 Greenville Avenue, Staunton, VA 24401; VA0072991 FACILITY NAME AND LOCATION: Camp Blue Ridge STP; 529 Old Mill Road, Montebello, VA 24464 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Potomac Conference Corporation of Seventh Day Adventists has applied for reissuance of a permit for the Camp Blue Ridge STP. The applicant proposes to release treated sewage wastewaters from Camp Blue Ridge at a rate of 0.010 million gallons per day into South Fork Tye River in Nelson County in the South Fork Tye River-North Fork Tye River watershed. A watershed is the land area drained by a river and its incoming streams. The permit will limit the following pollutants to amounts that protect water quality: physical and chemical properties, organic matter, solids, bacteria, and inorganics. Sludge from the treatment process will be pumped and hauled to Town of Glasgow WWTP where it will undergo further treatment. HOW TO COMMENT AND/OR REQUEST A PUBLIC HEARING: DEQ accepts comments and requests for public hearing on the draft permit by hand-delivery, e-mail, fax or postal mail. All comments and requests must be in writing and be received by DEQ during the comment period. DEQ must receive hand-delivery and postal mail by close of business and email and fax comments by 11:59 p.m. on the last day of the comment period. Submittals must include the names, mailing addresses and telephone numbers of the commenter/requester and of all persons represented by the commenter/requester. A request for public hearing must also include: 1) The reason why a public hearing is requested. 2) A brief, informal statement regarding the nature and extent of the interest of the requester or of those represented by the requestor, including how and to what extent such interest would be directly and adversely affected by the permit. 3) Specific references, where possible, to terms and conditions of the permit with suggested revisions. A public hearing may be held, including another comment period, if public response is significant, based on individual requests for a public hearing, and there are substantial, disputed issues relevant to the permit. CONTACT FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS, DOCUMENT REQUESTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Name: Jason Dameron; Address: Valley Regional Office, 4411 Early Road, P.O. Box 3000, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 22801; Phone: (540) 574-7824; E-mail: The public may review the draft permit and application at the DEQ office named above by appointment or may request copies of the documents from the contact person listed above.