February 19, 2002
12. REPORT - EPA Releases Report to Congress on Controlling Combined
EPA released to Congress on January 29, 2002 a report on the Implementation
and Enforcement of its 1994 Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Policy.
This report, required in the 2000 Wet Weather Quality Act, documents progress
made by EPA, States and municipalities in implementing and enforcing the
CSO policy. The report says that while EPA States and municipalities have
made significant progress under the policy in controlling CSOs, there
are still challenges that must be
overcome. These challenges include finding the resources to implement
the CSO control programs necessary to achieve appropriate environmental
objectives, integrating the review of water quality standards with the
communities development of their CSO control plans, and thedevelopment
and implementation of better information management systems for assessing
the public health and environmental improvements resulting from these
long-term CSO control plans. For more information, visit http://www.epa.gov/npdes
and follow the link for ?Combined Sewer Overflows?. The report will be
available for download on this site beginning Friday, February 1, 2002.
Within several weeks, copies of the Report will be available as both hard
copy and CD-ROM.
February 19, 2002
5. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING -Lynnwood Utilities Sewage Treatment
FOR INFORMATION CALL: Saya A. Qualls at (615) 532-0625
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, the Division of Water Pollution Control will hold
a public hearing, pursuant to Rule 1200-4-1-.05 at:
Grassland Middle School, Commons Area
2390 Hillsboro Road
Franklin, TN 37069
Date: March 19, 2002
Time: 7:00 p.m. CST
Public comments will be received concerning the proposed reissuance/modification
of the NPDES Permit for the Lynnwood Utilities STP, Franklin, Williamson
County, Tennessee. The NPDES permit for the Lynnwood Utilities STP
is being issuanced to allow the plant to discharge 0.4 MGD of treated
domestic wastewater to the Harpeth River at mile 77.9.
Permit Information, the existing NPDES permit No. TN0029718 was issued
on May 14, 1999, and expired on July 31, 2001. It administratively continued
upon expiration. Interested persons may obtain additional information,
a copy of the draft permit, the fact sheet, and inspect and copy forms
and related documents at the Division's Central Office at the address
listed at the top of this page or at the Nashville Environmental Assistance
Center, 711 R. S. Gass Blvd., Nashville, TN 37216.
October 16, 2001
Featured Water Resource of the Month--The Plain Language Guide to Sanitary
Clean Water Network member and Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) expert Sarah
Meyland with Citizens Campaign for the Environment in New York, as well
as other experts in the field, have written a wonderful handbook on the
basics of SSOs and what citizens can do to eliminate them.
The guide, produced by the Citizens Environmental Research Institute,
is a comprehensive guide that includes basic information about how sewer
collection systems work, what causes SSOs, and what laws and regulations
pertain to SSOs. It also contains tools for real-life applications
of the guide including costs for SSO reduction programs, sample reports
for recording SSOs events, and operator training resources. The
publication is available for $15 plus $3 shipping and handling.
Checks should be made out to "CERI". Please make sure
to specifically request the report by its title. Requests should
be sent to: CERI Publications, 225 Main St., Suite 2, Farmingdale, NY,