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NC0020737 Pilot Creek WWTP

Event Description

PUBLIC NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT COMMISSION
1617 MAIL SERVICE CENTER RALEIGH, NC 27999-1617
 

NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO ISSUE A CONSENT ORDER

Public notice of intent to issue a State Consent Order to the following:

The City of Kings Mountain (P. O. Box 429 Kings Mountain, NC 28086) has requested Special Order by Consent EMC SOC WQ S16-001 for its Pilot Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), a 6.0 MGD WWTP that discharges treated wastewater to Buffalo Creek in the Broad River Basin under the authority of NPDES Permit NC0020737, but is unable to consistently comply with effluent limits for Total Thallium.

The Environmental Management Commission proposes to issue the amended Order per Article 21 of Chapter 143, N.C. General Statutes, and other regulations effective September 1, 2016.

Compliance with this order will require the City to provide appropriate oversight of its permitted industrial pretreatment program to ensure the significant industrial user implements the necessary corrective actions to comply with the industrial user’s permitted Thallium limits. The City of Kings Mountain shall comply with NPDES permit limits with the exception of the interim effluent limitations identified in the Order.  This Order will expire on August 31, 2018.

A copy of the Order is available upon request by contacting Derek Denard of the Division of Water Resources at 919-807-6307, or by email at: derek.denard@ncdenr.gov. Comments on the proposed amended Order received no later than July 8, 2016 will be considered in the final determination.  A public meeting may be held if there is a significant degree of public interest.

 

Date: __May 20, 2016_______                            original signed by John E. Hennessy

Gerard P. Carroll, Chairman

Environmental Management Commission