Public Notice – Environmental Permit

Published 8:12 pm Tuesday, August 4, 2015

PURPOSE OF NOTICE:  To seek public comment on a draft permit from the Department of Environmental Quality that will allow the release of treated wastewater into a water body in Cumberland County, Virginia.


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PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD:  30 days following first public notice issue date

PERMIT NAME:  Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit – Wastewater issued by DEQ, under the authority of the State Water Control Board

APPLICANT NAME, ADDRESS AND PERMIT NUMBER:  Covance Research Products, Inc.; P. O. Box 7200; Denver, PA  17517; VA0088382

NAME AND ADDRESS OF FACILITY: Covance Research Products, Inc.; 482 Frenchs Store Road; Cumberland, VA  23040

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  Covance Research Products, Inc. has applied for reissuance of a permit in Cumberland, Virginia.  The applicant proposes to release treated sewage wastewaters at a rate of 0.02 million gallons per day into a water body.  Sludge from the treatment process will be either land-applied or hauled to a landfill for final disposal.  The facility proposes to release the treated industrial wastewaters in the Maxey Mill Creek in Cumberland County in the James River watershed.  A watershed is the land area drained by a river and its incoming streams.  The permit will limit the following pollutants to amounts that protect water quality:  solids, pH, chlorine, oxygen demanding substances, nutrients, ammonia, dissolved oxygen and disinfecting agents.

HOW TO COMMENT AND/OR REQUEST A PUBLIC HEARING:  DEQ accepts comments and requests for public hearing by e-mail, fax or postal mail.  All comments and requests must be in writing and be received by DEQ during the comment period.  Submittals must include the names, mailing addresses and telephone numbers of the commenter/requester and of all persons represented by the commenter/requester. A request for public hearing must also include:  1) The reason why a public hearing is requested.  2) A brief, informal statement regarding the nature and extent of the interest of the requester or of those represented by the requestor, including how and to what extent such interest would be directly and adversely affected by the permit.  3) Specific references, where possible, to terms and conditions of the permit with suggested revisions. A public hearing may be held, including another comment period, if public response is significant, based on individual requests for a public hearing, and there are substantial, disputed issues relevant to the permit.


Name:  Frank Bowman

Address:  DEQ, Blue Ridge Regional Office, 7705 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA  25402

Phone:  (434) 582-6207     E-mail:     Fax:  (434) 582-5125

The public may review the draft permit and application at the DEQ office named above or may request copies of the documents from the contact person listed above.