Please take notice that pursuant to 38 MRSA, Sections 413 and 414-A, Maine Woods Pellet Company, LLC, Athens Holdings LLC; and Athens Energy LLC intends to file a Wastewater Discharge License amendment application with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. The application is to discharge of up to 67,680 gallons per day of cooling tower blowdown water to Wesserunsett Stream at the Maine Woods Pellet Company, 164 Harmony Road, Athens, ME 04912,
The Wastewater License application will be filed on or about June 19, 2017 for public inspection at the Bureau of Land and Water Quality DEP offices in Augusta during normal working hours. A copy of the application may also be seen at the municipal offices in Athens, Maine.
A request for a public hearing or request that the Board of Environmental Protection assume jurisdiction over this application must be received by the DEP, in writing, no later than 20 days after the application is found acceptable for processing, or 30 days from the date of this notice, whichever is longer. Requests shall state the nature of the issue(s) to be raised. Unless otherwise provided by law, a hearing is discretionary and may be held if the Commissioner or the Board finds significant public interest or there is conflicting technical information.
During the time specified above, persons wishing to receive copies of draft permits and supporting documents, when available, may request them from DEP.  Persons receiving a draft permit shall have 30 days in which to submit comments or to request a public hearing on the draft.
Public comment will be accepted until a final administrative action is taken to approve, approve with conditions, or deny this application. Written public comments regarding this application may be sent to Gregg Wood at the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Quality, State House Station #17, Augusta, Maine 04333.  Telephone 207-287-3901
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PostedJune 17, 2017

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