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Public Comment Period Opens: Duke Energy's Weatherspoon Plant Draft Wastewater & Stormwater Permits

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PUBLIC NOTICE : N.C. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY INTENT TO ISSUE NPDES WASTEWATER DISCHARGE PERMIT #NC0005363 AND NPDES STORMWATER DISCHARGE PERMIT #NCS000589
Public comment or objection to the draft permits is invited. All comments received by Dec. 8, 2016 will be considered in the final determination regarding permit issuance and permit provisions.

PERMIT APPLICATION
Duke Energy Progress, Inc. has applied for National Pollution discharge Elimination permits for the W.H. Weatherspoon Plant, 491 Power Plant Rd., Lumberton, N.C., in Robeson County. The facility discharges wastewater and stormwater to the Lumber River and Jacob Swamp in the Lumber River basin.

The draft wastewater permit and related documents are available online at: https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/water-resources/water-resources-hot-topics/dwr-coal-ash-regulation/duke-energy-npdes-permits-for-facilities-with-coal-ash-ponds/duke-energy-npdes-modifications-renewals. The draft stormwater permit and related documents are available online at: https://deq.nc.gov/news/hot-topics/coal-ash-nc/npdes-permits. Printed copies of the draft permits and related documents may be reviewed at the department’s Fayetteville Regional Office. To make an appointment to review the documents, please call 910-433-3300.

Public comments on the draft permits should be mailed to:

  • Wastewater Permitting, Attn: Weatherspoon, 1617 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C., 27699-1617
  • Stormwater Permitting, Attn: Weatherspoon, 1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C., 27699-1612

Public comments may also be submitted by email to: publiccomments@ncdenr.gov. Please be sure to include “Weatherspoon Wastewater” or “Weatherspoon Stormwater” in the email’s subject line.

PUBLIC HEARING
The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public hearing to accept comments on the aforementioned draft permits at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at the Robeson Community College A.D. Lewis Auditorium, 5160 Fayetteville Rd., Lumberton, N.C. Speaker registration begins at 5 p.m.

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