Comments Sought On Stowe Water Discharge Plans

STOWE PA – The owners of former Stanley G. Flagg Co. industrial property at 1020 W. High St. in Stowe on Tuesday (May 15, 2012) asked the state Department of Environmental Protection for a permit to empty what it calls “industrial wastewater” through an existing culvert into the Schuylkill River, under a proposal that would meet department guidelines.

The department published a legal advertisement Thursday (May 17) that invited municipal officials and the public to review and comment on the proposal. The text of the notice appears below:

Comments Sought On Stowe Water Discharge PlansPUBLIC NOTICE OF SUBMISSION OF A WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT PERMIT APPLICATION BY POTTSTOWN INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENTS, LLC, STOWE, PA 19464

Notice is hereby given that, on or about May 15, 2012, Pottstown Industrial Investments, LLC, submitted a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit to Discharge Industrial Wastewater to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), Southeast Regional Office for the surface discharge of industrial wastewater in a manner which meets PADEP requirements. This is a new discharge of a continuous nature, to the Schuylkill River via an existing culvert and swale. The application is pertaining to the Amcast/ Flagg Brass Landfill, a closed residual waste landfill located at 1020 West High Street, Stowe, PA 19464, in the Borough of Pottstown and West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County.

This notice is made in accordance with the PADEP Water Quality requirements. The Borough of Pottstown, West Pottsgrove Township and Montgomery County officials may submit comments on the permit application to PADEP. PADEP will also accept and consider comments from the public during the permit review period. Comments may be sent to Ms. Jenifer Fields, P.E., Water Quality Manager, PA Department of Environmental Protection, 2 East Main Street, Norristown, PA 19401. The permit application may be reviewed during office hours at the same address. Fees for copying may be charged by PADEP.

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