Public hearing on proposed changes to Sutton Energy Complex NPDES wastewater permit

WHAT: Public hearing on proposed changes to Sutton Energy Complex NPDES wastewater permit

WHEN: 6 p.m. Aug. 6; speaker registration begins at 5 p.m.

WHERE: Cape Fear Community College’s Union Station Auditorium, 502 North Front St., Wilmington

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources will hold a public hearing Thursday to obtain public comment on the draft modified NPDES wastewater discharge permit for Duke Energy Progress’s Sutton Energy Complex.

The draft permit establishes a new wastewater outfall to carry cooling water from the combined cycle electrical generation unit and sets wastewater limitations and monitor discharge characteristics to protect fish in the lake. The permit also requires the utility to meet state temperature standards for water used to cool the combined cycle unit.

The draft modified wastewater permit and related documents are available online at: http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/guest/duke-npdes-permits .

Public comment may also be submitted by email to publiccomments@ncdenr.gov . Please be sure to include “Sutton” in the email’s subject line.

The public comment period for the Sutton draft modified permit ends Thursday. All written and verbal comments received by that date will be considered in the final determination regarding permit issuance and permit modification.

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