State to hold public hearing on Duke Energy wastewater permit

RALEIGH

The state environmental agency will hold a public hearing on a proposed water quality permit for Duke Energy Progress’ Dan River Combined Cycle Station on Aug. 31.

The hearing is being held to receive public comments on a draft industrial wastewater discharge permit for the electrical generating plant, which is located in Rockingham County. The facility discharges treated industrial wastewater to the Dan River in the Roanoke River basin. Stormwater discharges from the facility are covered under a separate water quality permit.

The public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Eden City Hall, 308 East Stadium Dr., Eden, N.C. Speaker registration will begin at 5 p.m.

The draft wastewater permit and related documents are available online at: http://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 Winston-Salem Regional Office. To make an appointment to review the documents, please call 336-776-9800.

Public comments on the draft permit should be mailed to: Wastewater Permitting, 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 “Dan River” in the email’s subject line.

The public comment period for the Dan River facility’s draft wastewater permit ends Aug. 31.

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