Volume 41 - Issue 26 - June 30, 2022
State of Kansas
Department of Health and Environment
Notice of Pending Kansas Water Pollution Control General Permit
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has prepared a Kansas/NPDES Water Pollution Control General Wastewater Control Permit for operating wastewater treatment/retention facilities for ready-mixed concrete plants, concrete product plants, and their associated facilities. The draft permit covers both total retention facilities and facilities which discharge treated wastewater to surface waters of the state. The draft permit also requires the permittee to submit a stormwater pollution prevention certification and Comprehensive Site Compliance Evaluation annually.
A general wastewater permit is provided for those entities engaged in similar activities and discharging the same types of wastewater. The wastewater from these types of activities has a low public health and environmental risk. A general permit is placed on public notice once during the life of the permit and then is made available, without further public notice, to entities for activities which meet the requirements of the permit. The permittees are also required to meet all other federal, state, and local requirements including local zoning ordinances.
The draft permit contains limits for oil and grease, total suspended solids, pH, and monitoring for total recoverable iron and visual water quality standards. The permittee is also required to conduct inspections of the stormwater runoff control system. To be covered under the draft permit, the permittee is required to submit the notice of intent and receive a signed and dated permit from KDHE.
Copies of the notice of intent application, instructions, draft permit, and fact sheet may be viewed at https://www.kdhe.ks.gov/1056/Technical-Services or requested in hard copy by writing: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Water–Technical Services Unit, 1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 420, Topeka, KS 66612-1367.
Persons wishing to comment on the draft permit must submit written comments to the above address by July 30, 2022.
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