Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
Public Hearing and Information Briefing - Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit - Camp Luray OPCO, LLC

Meeting Details
Date / Time 4/6/2023  6:30 pm
Type Physical Location Only 
Location Luray High School Auditorium, 243 Bulldog Drive, Luray, VA 22835

The informational briefing is before the public hearing beginning at 6:00 p.m. 
Board Website 
Agenda document agency has not posted
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Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
PURPOSE OF NOTICE: To seek public comment and announce a public hearing on a draft permit from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) that will allow the release of treated wastewater into a water body in Page County, Virginia. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: March 6, 2023 to April 21, 2023 PUBLIC HEARING: Luray High School Auditorium in Luray on April 6, 2023 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. PURPOSE OF HEARING: To obtain input from the public related to the draft permit for this project for DEQ to consider. INFORMATION BRIEFING: Luray High School Auditorium in Luray on April 6, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. PERMIT NAME: Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit – Wastewater issued by the DEQ APPLICANT NAME, ADDRESS AND PERMIT NUMBER: Camp Luray OPCO, LLC; 9919 Stephen Decatur Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842; VA0093165 FACILITY NAME AND LOCATION: Luray RV Resort and Campground; 4253 US Hwy 211 West, Luray, VA 22835. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Camp Luray OPCO, LLC has applied for issuance of a permit for the Luray RV Resort and Campground. The applicant proposes to release treated sewage wastewaters at a rate of 0.05 million gallons per day into the South Fork Shenandoah River in Page County in the South Fork Shenandoah River-Hawksclaw Creek watershed. A watershed is the land area drained by a river and its incoming streams. The permit will limit the following pollutants to amounts that protect water quality: physical and chemical properties, nutrients, inorganics, organic matter, solids, and bacteria. a water body. Sludge from the treatment process will be pumped and hauled to North River WWTF where it will undergo treatment. ISSUES RAISED BY PUBLIC: The previous public comment period was from December 22, 2022 to January 23, 2023. The comments received at that time included the following: The South Fork Shenandoah River is already impaired, and authorizing an additional discharge will further impair the river; the nutrient trading agreement for the proposed discharge is not protective of local water quality in South Fork Shenandoah River; the RV resort and campground design characteristics may not have been clearly conveyed, the design of the wastewater treatment facility may need to be revisited, and DEQ does not have a technical review process; the wastewater treatment facility will be in the 100-year flood plain; has the applicant considered disposing the wastewater on their own property in a drain field or hauling the wastewater off-site; and how is compliance at this wastewater treatment facility assessed. HOW TO COMMENT: DEQ accepts comments by hand-delivery, e-mail, or postal mail. All comments must include the name, address or email address of the person commenting and must be received by DEQ during the comment period. DEQ also accepts written and oral comments at public hearings. To make a statement at a public hearing, write your name on a sign-up sheet available before the hearing. You may sign up only for yourself. The time allowed for each statement is set by the hearing officer. The public may review the draft permit and application at the DEQ office named below.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: Megan O’Gorek  / Valley Regional Office
Address: 4411 Early Road
P.O. Box 3000
Harrisonburg, 22801
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