Name: Gunpowder Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO ISSUE A CONSENT ORDER
The Division has made an attempt to post notices in the following newspaper(s): News Topic Hickory Daily Record
The City of Lenoir (P. O. Box 958 Lenoir, NC 28645-0958) has requested Special Order by Consent WQ S13-002 for its Gunpowder Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), a 2.0 MGD WWTP that discharges treated wastewater to Gunpowder Creek in the Catawba River Basin under the authority of NPDES Permit NC0023736, but is unable to consistently comply with effluent limits for TSS, Ammonia Nitrogen and Fecal Coliform.
The Environmental Management Commission proposes to issue the Order per Article 21 of Chapter 143, N.C. General Statutes, and other regulations effective November 25, 2013.
Compliance with this Order requires installation of necessary treatment components to the existing facility. The City of Lenoir shall comply with NPDES permit limits with the exception of the interim effluent limitations identified in the Order. This Order will expire on November 30, 2016.
A copy of the Order is available upon request by contacting Bob Sledge of the Division of Water Resources at 919-807-6398, or by email at: Bob.Sledge@ncdenr.gov. Comments on the proposed Order received no later than November 18, 2013 will be considered in the final determination. A public meeting may be held if there is a significant degree of public interest.
Date: October 3, 2013 / Original signed by John E. Hennessy / for Benne C. Hutson, Chairman, Environmental Management Commission
Facility: Gunpowder Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
Permit No.: NC0023736
River Basins: Catawba