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Intent to File: Limerick Sewerage District to File Wastewater Discharge Permit with DEP

Maine Department of Environmental Protection General Application for WDL / MEPDES Permit.

Please take note that, pursuant to 38 MRSA, Sections 413 and 414-A, Limerick Sewerage District of Limerick intends to file a wastewater discharge permit application with the De- partment of Environmental Protection (DEP). The application is for the discharge of 0.110 MGD of treated wastewater to the outfall of the Little Ossipee River in Limerick, Maine.

Include as applicable:

  • CSO: Included in this application is the discharge from N/A Combined Sewer

  • Overflows to N/A

  • Multiple industrial point sources: The application includes N/A associated with the primary activity described above.

  • Anti-degradation: The application proposes a new or increased discharge that may lower existing receiving water quality within its legal classification, and the application contains a statement regarding important social and economic benefits resulting from the activity causing the discharge, pursuant to 38 MRSA, Section 464.

  • Mixing Zone: The application includes a request for establishment of a mixing zone in the N/A, inside of which classifications standards and uses not need to be met, pursuant to 39 MRSA, SEction 451.

The application will be filed on or about September 28, 2020 and will be available for public inspection at DEP’s Augusta office during normal business hours. A copy may also be seen at the municipal offices in Limerick.

A request for a public hearing or request that the Board of Environmental Protection assume jurisdiction over this application must be received by the DEP, in writing, no later than 20 days after the application is found acceptable for processing, or 30 days from the date of this notice, whichever is longer. Requests shall state the nature of the issue(s) to be raised. Unless otherwise provided by law, a hearing is discretionary and may be held if the Commissioner or the Board finds significant public interest or there is conflicting technical information.

During the time specified above, persons wishing to receive copies of draft permit and sup- porting documents, when available, may request them from DEP. Persons receiving a draft permit shall have 30 days in which to submit comments or to request a public hearing on the draft. Public comment will be accepted until a final administrative action is taken to approve, approve with conditions, or deny this application. Written public comments or requests for information may be made to:

Maine Department of Environmental Protection Division of Water Quality Management Department of Environmental Protection State House Station #17, Augusta, Maine 04333-0017. Telephone: 207-287-7688.


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