Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Natural and Historic Resources
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Petition 73
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 Began 4/13/2009    Ended 5/4/2009
Agency Decision Take no action    
Response Date Petition result not yet submitted for Publication.      
Agency Decision Summary