The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), Division of Water, Surface Waters Discharges Section (SWDS) will conduct a public hearing (Hearing Docket #2022-P-W-0007) on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, beginning at 6:00 p.m. to consider comments from the public on Denali Water Solutions, LLC’s (Denali) request to renew their existing Agricultural Utilization (AGU) permit (State Permit Number AGU 1703-K-05).
Denali Water Solutions, LLC. has submitted a permit application requesting their existing AGU permit for the land treatment of approved wastes at nine farms be renewed and has requested a tenth application site, the Luff Farm, be added to the permit, under the Department’s Guidance and Regulations Governing the Land Treatment of Wastes, Part V, Regulations Governing the Land Treatment of Waste Products.
The existing AGU permit authorizes the land application of dissolved air flotation (DAF) solids and other land treatable residuals, that do not contain sanitary (human) waste, as approved by DNREC. Land treatable residuals managed by Denali consist of residuals generated from chicken and pet food processing facilities during the treatment of process wastewater. The nine currently permitted farms known as Schreiber, Seeney, Cain, Masten, Bergold, Winkler, Harrison, Home, and Collison Farms are located within an 8-mile radius of Harrington Delaware and are comprised of a total of approximately 1,500 acres of land that is suitable for land application. The Luff Farm consists of approximately 91 acres of land suitable for land application and is located southwest of the intersection of High Stump Road and Greenville Road, approximately 6 miles southwest of Harrington, Delaware.
For additional information on the above matter, and to review Denali’s permit application and supporting documents online, visit the DNREC Public Hearings site at de.gov/dnrechearings or contact Brian Churchill, Division of Water, SWDS, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901; by phone at 302-739-9946; or via email, at Brian.Churchill@delaware.gov.
The web link to the virtual hearing can be accessed through the DNREC Public Hearings site at de.gov/dnrechearings. When joining the virtual hearing, if prompted for a password, use Denali. To access the audio-only portion of the virtual hearing, dial in at 1-408-418-9388 and enter event code 2330 752 1237. Closed captioning is available by request if made at least 7 days before the event.
Those wishing to offer verbal comments during DNREC virtual public hearings must pre-register no later than noon on the date of the virtual hearing at de.gov/dnreccomments or by telephone at 302-739-9001.
The Department will also accept written public comments through the close of business on Thursday, June 2, 2022. Comments pertaining to the above matter will be accepted in written form via email to DNRECHearingComments@delaware.gov, using the online form at de.gov/dnreccomments, or by U.S. mail to the address below:
Theresa Smith, Hearing Officer
DNREC — Office of the Secretary
89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901