KDHE issues public notice for city’s permit request

By the Ottawa Herald, September 20, 2019

The city of Ottawa is asking state officials to issue a new individual municipal storm sewer system permit in place of an existing general permit.

According to state officials, a public notice and draft permit are related to a pending Kansas Water Pollution Control Permit and Authorization to Discharge under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System.

Under law, the municipality must issue a public notice, informing interested persons of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s intent to issue a state/federal Water Pollution Control Permit. The notice allows a 30-day period for comment by the applicant or other interested parties. If there is significant interest, a public hearing may be scheduled.

The proposed permit requires the city to develop, implement and enforce a stormwater management program designed to reduce the discharge of pollutants from the existing general permit to the maximum possible extent to protect water quality and and to satisfy appropriate water quality requirements of the Clean Water Act and state surface water quality statutes and regulations.


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