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Natural and Historic Resources
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Petition 38
Petition Information
Petition Title Opequon WR Facility Nutrient Wasteload Allocations
Date Filed 10/16/2006   
Petitioner esse W. Moffett, Executive Director, Frederick-Winchester Service Authority (FWSA) 
Petitioner's Request

Amend the Water Quality Management Planning Regulation (9 VAC 25-720-50.C), to modify total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorus (TP) waste load allocations for the FWSA-Opequon Water Reclamation Facility; VPDES Permit No. 0065552. The TN and TP allocations are currently based on a permitted design capacity of 8.4 million gallons per day (MGD), and FWSA claims that the exisiting infrastructure is more appropriately classified as 12.6 MGD. FWSA requests that the facility's waste load allocations be increased from 102,336 lbs/yr to 153,422 lbs/yr for TN, and from 7,675 lbs/yr to 11,506 lbs/yr for TP, to reflect a design capacity of 12.6 MGD.

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 Began 11/13/2006    Ended 12/4/2006
Agency Decision Initiate a regulatory change    
Response Date 3/8/2007
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Associated regulatory action Amend Nutrient Waste Load Allocations in Section 50.C. for the Merck WWTP and the Frederick-Winchester Service Authority Opequon WRF
Latest Stage: Final