Stop Pollutant Discharge of Waste Water in Midway

This petition was setup to ADDRESS and PREVENT the proposed pollutant discharge of a potential 3 million gallons of waste water per day into the laurel view river. This volume of waste water discharge would have a significant impact on the ecosystem in the ST. CATHERINES SOUND area and ALL CONNECTING RIVERS. It would impact all forms of aquatic life and all other species of wildlife that coexist. If not designed correctly, the treatment center would have a potential of flowing untreated waste into the river system during unnatural conditions such as heavy rainfals, hurricanes, etc. As a result, contaminating the coastal Georgia area we have been trying so hard to preserve. In addition, I would like to add that a tidal system such as the one we have in Georgia does not support the proposed location for the discharge facility (as the river does not have a consistent outflow of water into the ocean). Instead, our areas tidal flow would hold the contents of discharge in the river system (even forcing it up river). Please refer to this petition as personal opinion until additional information is provided by the county or a meeting is held to discuss the matter. For additional discussion, please refer to: http://www.coastaloutdoors.com/ibf/index.phpshowtopic=19396 legal notice and additional contact information are attached for your reference below. //// Legal Notice Attached for additional information ////// The Coastal Courier Legal Notice Posted on 10/24/2008 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR A NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM PERMIT TO DISCHARGE TREATED WASTEWATER INTO THE WATERS OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is considering the issuance of an NPDES permit for the following applicant, subject to specific pollutant limitations and special conditions: Liberty County Development Authority, 425 West Oglethorpe Highway, Hinesville, Georgia, 31313, NPDES Permit No. GA0039101, for the proposed Tradeport East Water Reclamation Facility located on 2170 Subury Road in Midway, Georgia 31320. This permit includes a new discharge of 2.0 MGD with an expansion to 3.0 MGD of treated wastewater to be discharged to the Laurel View River in the Ogeechee River Basin. Persons wishing to comment on the proposed permit are invited to submit their comments in writing to the EPDD address below, within 30 days of this notice. All comments received before or on that date will be considered in the formulation of final determinations for this permit. âLiberty County Development Authority LCDS TEWRF (Liberty County)â should be placed at the top of the first page of comments. A public hearing may be held if the EPD Director finds a significant degree of public interest in the proposed permit. Additional information regarding public hearing procedures is available by writing the EPD. A public hearing may be requested, or additional information regarding public hearing procedures is available, by writing the EPD at the address noted below. The permit application, draft permit, and other information are available for review at 4220 International Parkway, Suite 101, Atlanta, Georgia 30354, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and at Liberty County Development Authority office during normal business hours. For additional information contact: Jane Hendricks, Permitting, Compliance and Enforcement Program, Phone 404/362-2680.Please bring this to the attention of persons who you know will be interested in this matter. 28172(Oct.22) //// The attached public notice was published in the Coastal Courier this past Wednesday, October 22, 2008. //// The Liberty County Industrial Authority ("LCIA") is requesting a permit from The Georgia Environmental Protection Division ("EPD") to discharge up to 3 million gallons per day of wastewater into the Laurel View River. It is important that the EPD receive comments sufficient to cause a public hearing to be held on this matter. The EPD will make a determination as to whether or not to hold a public hearing based upon public comments received on or before November 20, 2008. Comments can be submitted as follows: Place the following at the top of the first page of comments: "Liberty County Development Authority LCDS TEWRF (Liberty County)" Fax or mail comments to: Jane Hendricks Program Manager Permitting, Compliance & Enforcement The Georgia Environmental Protection Division 4220 International Parkway, Suite 101 Atlanta, Georgia 30354-3902 Phone: 404/362-2680 Fax: 404/362-2691 Please bring this to the attention of persons who you know will be interested in this matter.

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Citizens of Liberty Country and other neighboring counties of concern.

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    Richard Murphy, United States

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    Ron McGarity, United States

    6 years ago Comments: I am opposed to this polutant discharge system into the Laurel View River . It is contrary to all the efforts to keep our waterways and coastal areas in Georgia clean and polution free.
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    Philip Grainey, United States

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