DNREC – Surface Water Discharges
Distribution and Marketing Permit - Request for Amendment - Kent County (Delaware) Levy Court:
Kent County’s existing distribution and marketing permit authorizes the land application of thermally treated and heat dried biosolids, that have also undergone lime stabilization, generated at the Kent County Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility onto farmland as a fertilizer and liming agent. To assure compliance with State and Federal “Class A” “Exceptional Quality” regulatory requirements, the finished biosolids product is required to be sampled for specific bacterial, chemical, and nutrient parameters.
The County requests that their existing distribution and marketing permit be amended to reduce the minimum retention time for thermal treatment of biosolids from 20 minutes to 15 minutes. “Class A” “Exceptional Quality” biosolids product will continue be sold under the name “Kentorganite” and used as a fertilizer and liming material in agricultural settings on crops that will not be utilized for human consumption and for use on athletic fields, golf courses, roadside grass strips, and other similar grassy areas.
The above referenced permit will be amended under Part III, B. of the Department’s Guidance and Regulations Governing the Land Treatment of Wastes which allows for such activity pending public notice.
Copies of the proposed permit amendment referenced above are available by contacting:
Surface Water Discharges Section
89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901
A public hearing on the above application will NOT be held unless the Secretary of DNREC determines that a public hearing is in the public interest or if a written meritorious objection to the application is received by 4:30 p.m. December 8, 2017. A public hearing request shall be deemed meritorious if it exhibits a familiarity with the application and provides a reasoned statement of the action’s probable impact.