DNREC – Surface Water Discharges
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Water, hereby gives notice that Hanover Foods, Inc. has applied for re-issuance of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit (“NPDES” Permit No. DE 0051063 and State Number WPCC 3047D/95) to discharge non-contact cooling water, condenser water, boiler blowdown, water softener backwash, water softener regeneration and storm water to Providence Creek, a tributary to the Smyrna River from their facility located at the intersection of DE Route 6 and Duck Creek Road in Clayton, Kent County, Delaware.
On the basis of a preliminary staff review and application of lawful standards and regulations, the Department proposes to re-issue the referenced permit, subject to certain effluent limitations and conditions. The proposed determinations are tentative. Persons wishing to comment upon or object to the proposed determinations are invited to submit same in writing to the Surface Water Discharges Section of the Division of Water, at the address listed below, no later than 30 days from this notice. All comments received prior to said date will be considered in the formulation of final determinations regarding this application.
A public hearing on the above will NOT be held unless the Secretary of DNREC receives a request by 4:30 pm on March 8, 2013, or if the Secretary determines that a public hearing is in the public interest. A request for a hearing shall be in writing and shall state the nature of the issues to be raised at the hearing. It must also show familiarity with the proposal and a reasoned statement of the permit's probable impact.
The applications, fact sheets, and permits are available for inspection or copies may be obtained by contacting:
Anthony E. Hummel, PE
Surface Water Discharges Section
89 Kings Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901