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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Public Notice of Modification of NPDES Permit

Oconee County News


Notice of Modification of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit to DischargeTreated Wastewater Into Waters of the State of Georgia.

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has received a permit application for the modification of anexisting NPDES permit. Having reviewed such application, the Environmental Protection Division proposes toissue the following permit subject to specific pollutant limitations and special conditions: 

Oconee County Board of Commissioners, Post Office Box 145, Watkinsville, Georgia 30677, NPDES Permit No. GA0050211, for the Calls Creek Water Pollution Control Plant located at 1100 Durhams Mill Way,Watkinsville, Georgia 30677. The permit is being modified to include a limit for total recoverable zinc.

Only the conditions subject to modification are open to public comment. Persons wishing to comment upon orobject to the proposed modifications are invited to submit same in writing to the EPD address below, or via e-mail at, no later than thirty (30) days after this notification. If you choose to e-mailyour comments, please be sure to include the words "NPDES permit modification - Calls Creek Water Pollution Control Plant - GA0050211 (Oconee County)" in the subject line to ensure thatyour comments will be fo1warded to the correct staff. All comments received prior to or on that date will beconsidered in the formulation of final determinations regarding the application. A public hearing may be heldwhere the EPD Director finds a significant degree of public interest in a proposed permit or group of permits.Additional information regarding public hearing procedures is available by writing the Environmental ProtectionDivision.

Individual draft permits, applications, supporting documents, and fact sheets are available on EPD's website accessible through the publicly available Georgia EPD Online System (GEOS) at: /Pages/Main/Login.aspx by searching for Submittal No: 515607.

A copy of the fact sheet or the draft permit is also available by writing the Environmental Protection Division. A copying charge of 10 cents per page will be assessed. The permit application, draft permit, comments received,and other information are available for review at 2 MLK, Jr. Dr., Suite l l 52E, Atlanta, GA 30334, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For additional information contact: Benoit Causse, Wastewater Regulatory Program, phone (404) 463- 1511 or e-mail

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