STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
DIVISION OF WATER AND WASTE MANAGEMENT
WEST VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION’S, PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE, 601 57TH STREET, CHARLESTON SE, WEST VIRGINIA 25304-2345 TELEPHONE: (304) 926-0440.
APPLICATION FOR A WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT
Public Notice No.: L-130-22 Public Notice Date: January 06, 2023
Paper: Brooke County Review
The following has applied for a WV NPDES Water Pollution Control Permit for this facility or activity:
Appl. No.: WV0004499
Applicant: MOUNTAIN STATE CARBON, LLC
1851 MAIN ST
FOLLANSBEE, WV 26037
Location: FOLLANSBEE, BROOKE COUNTY
Latitude: 40:20:40 Longitude: 80:36:24
To operate and maintain treatment and disposal systems and best management practices for the direct discharge of treated excess flushing liquor wastewater, site cleanup water, groundwater, and storm water through Outlet 006 into the Ohio River at approximate milepoint 68.7. Also to operate and maintain treatment and disposal systems and best management practices for the direct discharge of treated sanitary waste, untreated storm water, untreated excess river water, and untreated boiler blowdown through Outlet 004 into the Ohio River at approximately milepoint 68.85. Tier 1 protection is afforded for the uses specified in 47 CSR 2, Section 6.
Mountain State Carbon was previously a by-product recovery coke plant. Operations ceased in March 2022. The site is currently being decomissioned.
On the basis of review of the application, the “Water Pollution Control Act (Chapter 22, Article 11-8(a)),” and the “West Virginia Legislative Rules,” the State of West Virginia will act on the above application.
Any interested person may submit written comments on the draft permit and may request a public hearing by addressing such to the Director of the Division of Water and Waste Management within 30 days of the date of the public notice. Such comments or requests should be addressed to:
Director, Division of Water and Waste Management, DEP ATTN: Lori Devereux, Permitting Section 601 57th Street SE Charleston, WV 25304-2345 The public comment period begins January 06, 2023 and ends February 05, 2023.
Comments received within this period will be considered prior to acting on the permit application. Correspondence should include the name, address and the telephone number of the writer and a concise statement of the nature of the issues raised. The Director shall hold a public hearing whenever a finding is made, on the basis of requests, that there is a significant degree of public interest on issues relevant to the Draft Permit(s). Interested persons may contact the public information office to obtain further information.
The application, draft permit and any required fact sheet may be inspected, by appointment, at the Division of Water and Waste Management Public Information Office, at 601 57th Street SE, Charleston, WV 25304-2345, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on business days.