Public Notice 2021-07-28 (401 Program)

Event Description

 July 28, 2021

TO:         DEQ-DWR-Wetlands-Public Listserv 

FROM:     Paul Wojoski, 401 & Buffer Permitting Branch

RE:          Individual Water Quality 401 Certification for Sibelco North America, Inc, – Ollis Waste Site Expansion; DWR Project #20201025 Ver 2

The purpose of this Public Notice is outlined below. This notice is available electronically via links provided on the Individual Certification Public Notice Table here:

I.    Public Notice; Individual Water Quality Permit for Sibelco North America Inc; DWR # 20201025 v. 2 
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that on July 5th, 2021 Sibelco North America Inc, (136 Crystal Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777) applied to the NC Division of Water Resources (DWR) for an Individual 401 Water Quality Certification pursuant to Title 15A NCAC 02H .0500. The activity for which this certification is sought regards expansion of an existing waste area at the Brushy Creek Mine. The DWR’s proposed date of final action on the application is October 12, 2021. 

Written comments on the application described above must be received by DWR no later than 5 p.m. on September 29, 2021. Written comments may be submitted online by filling out the Public Notice Comment Form here: Written comments may also be mailed to: Sue Homewood, DWR Winston Salem Regional Office, 450 W. Hanes Mill Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27105.

The application is available online at  The application is also available at the Winston Salem Regional Office of the DWR and may be inspected with an appointment between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays. For questions or to schedule an appointment, contact Sue Homewood at or 336-776-9693. File materials may not be removed from any DWR office; copy machines are available for use upon payment of the cost thereof to DWR pursuant to G.S. 132-6.2.