DNREC – Division of Water, Surface Water Discharges Section
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Water, hereby gives notice that Perdue Foods, LLC has applied for reissuance of its National Pollutant Discharge System (NPDES) Permit No. DE0000469 (State Number WPCC 3011G/74) to discharge treated process wastewater, sanitary wastewater, boiler blowdown, and storm water from their facility located at 20621 Savannah Rd in Georgetown, Sussex County, to Savannah Ditch. The facility is a poultry processing.
There are two (2) outfalls at this site which discharge to Savannah Ditch. Outfall 002 consists of discharge from the process wastewater treatment system and Outfall 004 consists of stormwater from a grassed non-process area.
Based on a preliminary staff review and application of lawful standards and regulations, the Department proposes to re-issue this 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 September 25, 2018, 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:
Division of Water
Surface Water Discharges Section
89 Kings Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901