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In 2015, every water quality permit in the North Carolina section of the Catawba River basin is up for review and potential renewal. If you have a problem discharge near you, this is your opportunity to get the permit limits tightened or the discharge stopped.

We Need Your Help Commenting on Local Discharges

Discharge into South Fork of Catawba River

Throughout 2015 (and probably into early 2016) the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will be reviewing all of the permits to discharge pollutants into streams, rivers and lakes in the Catawba River basin.  We need your help reviewing permit applications and commenting on proposed permits.

If you have a discharge that you suspect might be a problem, the first step is to make an appointment to review the file on the permit at relevant DENR office.  Most of the files for permits in the Catawba basin are at the Mooresville Regional Office (704-663-1699).  Every citizen has a right to review the files if they fill out a simple form requesting the files.  If you make an appointment, the DENR receptionist usually will help you fill out the form when you come to the office to inspect the files.

After DENR has reviewed an application for a new permit and developed a proposed permit, DENR publishes notice of its intent to issue the permit on its website at http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/wq/swp/ps/npdes/calendar.  At the current time, the following permits in the Catawba basin have been published and are awaiting public comment: 


Date
(Notice or Event)
Public Event Type Name/Description Counties River Basins Program*












2014-01-14 Notice-Permit NC0074772-Diamond Head WWTP Iredell Catawba NPDES
2015-03-10 Notice-Permit NC0075205-Alexander Island WWTP Iredell Catawba NPDES
2015-03-10 Notice-Permit NC0062481-Mallard Head WWTP Iredell Catawba NPDES
2015-03-10 Notice-Permit NC0041246-West Lincoln High School WWTP Lincoln Catawba NPDES
2015-02-11 Notice-Permit NC0063355-Killian Crossroads WWTP Catawba Catawba NPDES
2015-02-11 Notice-Permit NC0058742-Country Valley Subdivision WWTP Catawba Catawba NPDES
2015-02-11 Notice-Permit NC0060593-Spinnaker Bay Condominiums WWTP Catawba Catawba NPDES
2011-02-16 Notice-Permit Lake Rhodhiss Water Treatment Facility Caldwell Catawba NPDES
2015-02-11 Notice-Permit NC0041220-Oak Hill Elementary School WWTP Caldwell Catawba NPDES
2015-02-11 Notice-Permit NC0023540-Belmont Textile Machinery Company WWTP Gaston Catawba NPDES
2015-03-10 Notice-Permit NC0084549-Franklin Water Treatment Plant (WTP) Mecklenburg Catawba NPDES
2015-02-11 Notice-Permit NC0068705-Mariners Watch WWTP Mecklenburg Catawba NPDES
2015-03-10 Notice-Permit NC0063789-Mint Hill Festival WWTP Mecklenburg Catawba NPDES
2015-01-28 Notice-Permit NC0084387-Lee S. Duke WTP Greene Catawba NPDES
2010-09-29 Notice-Permit Linville Falls Mountain Club Preserve McDowell Catawba NPDES
2015-04-08 Hearing PUBLIC HEARING - Duke Energy Carolinas LLC Catawba, Gaston Catawba NPDES
2015-03-10 Notice-Permit NC0081370-McLin Creek WWTP Catawba Catawba NPDES
2010-09-29 Notice-Permit Charlotte BP Terminal / Paw Creek Mecklenburg Catawba NPDES
2015-03-10 Notice-Permit NC0086304-Mill Creek Middle School WWTP Catawba Catawba NPDES
2015-03-10 Notice-Permit NC0043231-Cedar Rock Country Club WWTP Caldwell Catawba NPDES
2015-01-28 Notice-Permit NC0057401-The Hideaways WWTP Greene Catawba NPDES
2014-12-17 Notice-Permit NC0088722-Killian Creek WWTP Lincoln Catawba NPDES
2015-03-10 Notice-Permit NC0035211-Dudley Shoals Plant WWTP Caldwell Catawba NPDES
2012-01-04 Notice-Permit Sevier Plant WWTP McDowell Catawba NPDES
2015-03-10 Notice-Permit NC0021890-Granite Falls WWTP Caldwell Catawba NPDES
2015-03-06 Notice-Permit NC0004979-Allen Steam Station Gaston Catawba NPDES
2014-12-03 Notice-Permit NC0021156 - City of Mount Holly WWTP Gaston Catawba NPDES
2015-03-06 Notice-Permit NC0004987-Marshall Steam Station Catawba Catawba NPDES
2014-12-03 Notice-Permit NC0055221-Tar River Water Treatment Plant McDowell Catawba NPDES
2015-03-06 Notice-Permit NC0004961-Riverbend Steam Station Gaston Catawba NPDES
2010-12-09 Notice-Permit Motiva Enterprises, LLC-Charlotte South Terminal Mecklenburg Catawba NPDES
2014-11-19 Notice-Permit NC0025861-City of Lowell WWTP Gaston Catawba NPDES
2015-02-25 Notice-Permit NC0071528-Lake Norman Woods WWTP Catawba Catawba NPDES
2015-02-25 Notice-Permit NC0036935-Pine Mountain Lakes WWTP Burke Catawba NPDES
2015-02-11 Notice-Permit NC0086673-Westinghouse Real Estate Development, LLC-AquAir Remediation Site Mecklenburg Catawba NPDES
2015-02-11 Notice-Permit NC0021971-Blanchard Terminal Company, LLC-Charlotte Terminal Mecklenburg Catawba NPDES
2014-01-14 Notice-Permit NC0030783-Baton Elementary School WWTP Caldwell Catawba NPDES
2014-01-14 Notice-Permit NC0080691-Windemere Subdivision WWTP Iredell Catawba NPDES
2010-09-15 Notice-Permit Charlotte Terminal I, LLC Mecklenburg Catawba NPDES
2014-01-14 Notice-Permit NC0056154-Bridgeport WWTP Iredell Catawba NPDES
2014-01-14 Notice-Permit NC0060224-Jonas Ridge Adult Care WWTP Burke Catawba NPDES
2013-03-27 Notice-Permit Harbour WTP -Wells #1 and #2 Iredell Catawba NPDES
2014-01-14 Notice-Permit NC0040070-City of Gastonia-Two Rivers Utilities Water Treatment Plant Gaston Catawba NPDES
2014-01-14 Notice-Permit NC0026654-Town of Crossnore WWTP Avery Catawba NPDES
2014-01-14 Notice-Permit NC0062413-Linville Ridge Country Club WWTP Avery Catawba NPDES
2014-01-14 Notice-Permit NC0050075-Collettsville Elementary School WWTP Caldwell Catawba NPDES
2014-01-14 Notice-Permit NC0030996-The Switzerland Inn WWTP McDowell Catawba NPDES
 
Please click on the event date for full details about the proposed permit. Public comments are due 30 days from the date these notices were published in the newspapers.  Actual date of publication may vary by newspaper.  The date of notice shown below represents the date the unit requested publication.
 
If there is sufficient public interest, DENR will hold a public hearing about proposed permits.  At the present time, the only public hearings scheduled in the Catawba Basin relate to the proposed permits for the coal ash disposal pits at the Allen (Lake Wylie), Riverbend (Mtn. Island Lake), and Marshall (Lake Norman) power plants.  The proposed permits are online at http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/guest/duke-npdes-permits. DENR will hold a public hearing on them from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 8 at the James Warner Citizens Center in Lincolnton.
 
Marshall Steam Station with outfall plume in July 2009
 
If you have questions about particular issues related to a proposed permit, please call our office at 704-679-9494.
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