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Petition Information
Petition Title Waynesboro STP Nutrient Waste Load Allocation Increase
Date Filed 3/9/2009   
Petitioner City of Waynesboro 
Petitioner's Request

Amend the Water Quality Management Planning Regulation (9 VAC 25-720-50.C, Shenandoah-Potomac Basin), to increase total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorus (TP) waste load allocations (WLAs) for the Waynesboro wastewater plant (VPDES Permit No. 0025151).  Current nutrient WLAs are TN = 48,729 lb/yr; TP = 3,655 lb/yr, based on a design flow of 4 million gallons per day (MGD). The City is expanding the plant to 6 MGD, and installing state-of-the-art nutrient reduction technology. Construction is underway, with work expected to be completed and the facility certified for operation by 12/31/10. Waynesboro requests the WLAs be amended to TN = 73,058 lbs/yr (a 24,329 lb/yr increase) and TP = 5,479 lbs/yr (a 1,824 lb/yr increase), to reflect the 6 MGD design flow.

Agency's Plan

Public-notice receipt of the petition and provide for a 21-day public comment period. Upon close of the public comment period, review any comments received and then make a decision to either initiate a rulemaking or place the petition on the Board's next meeting agenda for their consideration.

Comment Period Ended 5/4/2009
Agency Decision Pending