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EPA proposes 1 year extension of NPDES permit program Phase IV transfer to Alaska


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May 13, 2011 -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requests public review and comment on a proposed 1 year extension and program revision to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program Phase IV transfer to Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC).

Public comments will be accepted: May 13, 2011  to  June 27, 2011

Public hearing: June 13, 2011  from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Denaina Center, Kahtnu (Kenai) room
600 W 7th Ave.
Anchorage, Alaska

The modified program and Memorandum of Agreement are available for review at these locations:

EPA website: http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/water.nsf/NPDES+Permits/apdes

ADEC website: http://www.dec.state.ak.us/water/npdes/index.htm

EPA Alaska Office, 222 W 7th Ave, Anchorage, 907-271-5083
ADEC, 555 Cordova St, Anchorage, 907-269-6285
ADEC, 410 Willoughby Ave, Ste. 303, Juneau, 907-465-5300
ADEC, 610 University Dr, Fairbanks, 907-451-2100
EPA Library, 1200 6th Ave, Seattle, WA, 206-553-1289

For questions or to request copies of documents, contact:

Hanh Shaw, EPA, 206-553-0171 shaw.hanh@epa.gov

Cindi Godsey, EPA, 907-271-6561 godsey.cindi@epa.gov.

EPA approved the Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (APDES) program application on October 31, 2008. The approved program transfers the administration of specific program components from EPA to ADEC in Phases I through IV.

ADEC has requested a 1 year extension of the Phase IV program transfer, which includes oil and gas, cooling water intakes and dischargers, munitions and remaining facilities not previously transferred in Phases I through III. If approved, Phase IV will transfer to ADEC on October 31, 2012.

EPA requests the public to review and comment on the program revision and proposed extension. EPA will approve or disapprove the program revision after considering public comments.

You may submit oral or written comments at the public hearing or send written comments to EPA and a duplicate copy to ADEC postmarked or emailed by June 27, 2011 to:

Hanh Shaw,  U.S. EPA
1200 6th Ave, Ste. 900, OWW-130
Seattle, WA 98101
fax: 206-553-0165  and

Theresa Svancara, ADEC
PO Box 111800
410 Willoughby Ave., Ste. 303
Juneau, AK 99811-1800
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