The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will conduct a public hearing to hear public comments on the applications and draft permit for the issuance of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for:
The Delaware City Refinery Company LLC., located on Wrangle Hill Road in Delaware City, to discharge cooling water, treated process wastewater, and storm water to Cedar Creek, the Delaware River, Dragon Run Creek and Red Lion Creek (current NPDES Permit DE 0000256 and State Permit No. WPCC 3256C/74); and for
Its Delaware City Power Plant, located on Rte. 9 in Delaware City, to discharge cooling water, treated wastewater, and storm water to the Delaware River (current NPDES Permit No. DE 0050601 and State Permit No. WPCC 3094D/76).
The public hearing will begin at 6:00 p.m. on March 24, 2015 in the auditorium of the Gunning Bedford Middle School, 801 Cox Neck Road, New Castle, Delaware.
The proposed issuance will consolidate both permits into one NPDES permit, “No. DE0000256”. On the basis of staff review and application of lawful standards and regulations, the Department proposes to issue the permit for the facility above, subject to certain effluent limitations and conditions. This proposal is tentative pending development of a record, including the public hearing, and a final decision by the Secretary of the Department.
Persons wishing to comment on the applications and draft permit may present written statements through the close of the public comment period, which is extended until the conclusion of the hearing. Persons may also present comment orally or in written form at the hearing. It is requested that those interested in presenting statements at the hearing register at least five days in advance of the hearing by mail or email. That registration and written statements should be addressed to: PublicComments.DNREC@state.de.us
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
P.O. Box 1401, 89 Kings Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901
All comments received prior to and during the public hearing will be considered in the formulation of final determinations regarding this application.
The draft permit documents are available on the Department’s webpage at http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/wr/Information/Pages/dcrcnpdespermit.aspx
or copies of the applications or draft permit may be obtained by contacting:
Surface Water Discharges Section
89 Kings Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901