The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Water, hereby gives notice that the Town of Laurel has applied for reissuance of its National Pollutant Discharge System (NPDES) Permit No. DE0020125 (State Number WPCC 3165F/74) to discharge treated wastewater from its Wastewater Treatment Facility located at 10012 Clearwater Lane in Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware, to an unnamed tributary of Broad Creek, a tributary of the Nanticoke River. The treatment facility received wastewater from the town’s collection system. There are no industrial waste contributors. Waste sludge is stored in an on-site sludge lagoon and periodically removed and dewatered by a belt press and taken to a sanitary landfill.
Based on a preliminary staff review and application of lawful standards and regulations, the Department proposes to re-issue this permit, subject to certain effluent limitations and conditions. The proposed determinations are tentative. Persons wishing to comment upon or object to the proposed determinations are invited to submit same in writing to the Surface Water Discharges Section of the Division of Water, at the address listed below, no later than 30 days from this notice. All comments received prior to said date will be considered in the formulation of final determinations regarding this application.
A public hearing on the above will NOT be held unless the Secretary of DNREC receives a request by 4:30 pm on June 23, 2023, or if the Secretary determines that a public hearing is in the public interest. A request for a hearing shall be in writing and shall state the nature of the issues to be raised at the hearing. It must also show familiarity with the proposal and a reasoned statement of the permit’s probable impact.
The applications, fact sheets, and permits are available for inspection or copies may be obtained by contacting:
George Mwangi, P.E.
Commercial and Government Services Section
89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901