Friday, February 7, 2014

Why would Fayetteville want to reduce water-quality of Beaver Lake?

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News Release Fayetteville 3rd Party Reg 2 (2014 Feb 07).rtf

This message is especially relevant to the OHG folks--please note ADEQ public hearing in Fayetteville on Feb 13, concerning a proposal by the city of Fayetteville to increase discharges into the White River.  

OHG folks:  would y'all commit to looking into this further?  Is this something we want to/have the capacity to become involved in?  


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From: NewsFromADEQ <>
Date: Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 1:17 PM
Subject: ADEQ news release
To: NewsFromADEQ <>

Attached is a news release, the text of which appears below, concerning a public hearing on a proposal by the City of Fayetteville to change the state water quality standards for a portion of the White River.


Contact Information: Katherine Benenati / 501.682.0821 /
FOR RELEASE: Feb. 7, 2014
            The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission (APC&EC) will hold a public hearing at Fayetteville on Feb. 13, 2014, to receive comments on a third-party proposal by the City of Fayetteville Paul R. Noland Wastewater Treatment Plant (Noland WWTP) to change APC&EC Regulation 2, the Arkansas Water Quality Standards for minerals for the White River...  The hearing will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Walker Community Room of the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St.
            The Noland Plant treats municipal wastewater from the cities of Fayetteville, Elkins, Greenland, and sometimes Farmington and Johnson, as well as from industrial and commercial enterprises. The plant discharges to the White River under the provisions of a permit issued by ADEQ.  Fayetteville is requesting changes to Regulation 2 for the White River from the discharge point of the Noland Plant downstream to the confluence of Richland Creek as follows: Chloride from 20 milligrams per liter (mg/L) to 60 mg/L; Sulfate from 20 mg/L to 100 mg/L; and Total dissolved solids from 160 mg/L to 440 mg/L
            Detailed copies of the proposed regulation change, along with supporting documents and summary information, are available for public inspection during normal business hours in the
Public Outreach and Assistance Division, located on the second floor of ADEQ’s North Little Rock Office, and in ADEQ information depositories located in public libraries at Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Harrison, Mountain Home, the main branch of the Little Rock Public Library, 100 Rock Street, and the Arkansas State Library, 900 West Capitol, Suite 100, Little Rock, AR.
            In addition, summary information concerning the proposal is available at other ADEQ information depositories located in public libraries at Arkadelphia, Batesville, Blytheville, Camden, Clinton, Crossett, El Dorado, Forrest City, Helena, Hope, Hot Springs, Jonesboro, Magnolia, Monticello, Mena, Pocahontas, Russellville, Searcy, Stuttgart, Texarkana, and West Memphis; and in campus libraries at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and the University of Central Arkansas at Conway.
            Information concerning the proposed changes also can be viewed and downloaded at the ADEQ’s website at the following address:
            Oral and written comments on the proposed changes to Regulation 2 will be accepted at the hearing, but written comments are preferred in the interest of accuracy.  In addition, written or electronic mail comments will be accepted if received no later than 4:30 p.m. (Central Time), Feb. 27, 2014.  Written comments should be sent to Doug Szenher, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, Public Outreach and Assistance Division, 5301 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72118.  Electronic mail comments should be sent to the following address: 

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