MEDIA ADVISORY: State to hold public hearing on H.F. Lee Plant permit

Raleigh

 

WHAT: Public hearing on water quality permit for Duke Energy’s H.F. Lee Plant

WHEN: 6 p.m. Dec. 15 (speaker registration starts at 5 p.m.)

WHERE: Wayne County Center, 208 W. Chestnut St., Goldsboro, N.C.

Officials with the state environmental department will hold a Dec. 15 hearing to gather public comments on a proposed draft wastewater permit for Duke Energy’s H.F. Lee Plant in Goldsboro. The Wayne County facility is required to obtain a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System, or NPDES, permit to discharge wastewater to the Neuse River and unnamed tributaries in the Neuse 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. Printed copies of the draft permit and related documents may be reviewed at the department’s Washington Regional Office. To make an appointment to review the documents, please call 252-946-6481. 

Public comments on the draft permit should be mailed to: Wastewater Permitting, Attn: H.F. Lee, 1617 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C., 27699-1617. Public comments may also be submitted by email to publiccomments@ncdenr.gov. Please be sure to include “H.F. Lee” in the email’s subject line.

All comments received by Dec. 15, 2016 will be considered in the final determination regarding permit issuance and permit provisions.

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