PUBLIC NOTICE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION KING AMERICA FINISHING, INC. PROPOSED CONSENT ORDER NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM PERMIT NO. GA0003280
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION
KING AMERICA FINISHING, INC.
PROPOSED CONSENT ORDER
NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM PERMIT NO. GA0003280
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) will be holding a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday March 5, 2013. The hearing will be held at the Effingham County High School located at 1589 Highway 119 South, Springfield, Georgia 31329.
The purpose of the public hearing will be to receive comments on the proposed King America Finishing, Inc. Consent Order to address alleged violations of the Georgia Water Quality Control Act. The proposed Consent Order includes conditions requiring King America Finishing, Inc., to implement supplemental environmental projects (SEPs) to benefit the Ogeechee River Watershed.
THE PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE CONFINED TO WATER QUALITY ISSUES AS THEY RELATE TO THE CONSENT ORDER. THIS HEARING WILL NOT CONSIDER LAND USE, ZONING, OR OTHER ISSUES.
The public hearing is a formal process to receive comments on the proposed Consent Order. EPD will make a brief presentation at the beginning of the hearing. Participants who wish to comment for the record are requested to sign in upon arrival. Hearing participants will not be subject to questions from the audience, but may be questioned by the Hearing Officer for clarification of technical points or to develop a better understanding of statements. Questions asked by participants making statements will be answered by EPD in writing at a later date. Lengthy statements or statements of a considerable technical or economic nature should be submitted in writing for the official record. During the hearing, oral statements shall be limited to three minutes to allow everyone an opportunity to be heard. Written comments are welcomed.
To ensure their consideration, written comments should be received by close of business on March 15, 2013. Address written comments to the Environmental Protection Division at the address below, or via e-mail at EPDcomments@dnr.state.ga.us. If you choose to e-mail your comments, please be sure to include the words "proposed Consent Agreement King America Finishing (Dover- Screven County)" in the subject line to ensure that your comments will be forwarded to the correct staff. The proposed Consent Agreement, comments received, and other information are available for review at EPD's Coastal District Office located at 400 Commerce Center Drive, Brunswick, Georgia 31523 and at 4220 International Parkway, Suite 101, Atlanta, Georgia 30354 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The proposed order can also be viewed and downloaded at www.georgiaepd.com by clicking on the "What's New at EPD" button. Please bring this notice to the attention of interested persons.
Send comments to:
Ms. Linda MacGregor
Watershed Protection Branch
4220 International Parkway, Suite 101
Atlanta, Georgia 30354