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   Division of Water Quality
Utah Department of Environmental 
Public Notice of Renewal of Ground 
Water Discharge Permit
Permit No. UGW070002

Purpose of Public Notice
	The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is soliciting
comments on the request to renew a ground water discharge permit
described below under authority of the Utah Water Quality Act, Section
19-5-108(2) Utah Code Ann. 1953, as amended and Utah Administrative
Code R317-6.  Under Section 19-1-301.5, effective May 8, 2012, a
person who wishes to challenge a Permit Order may only raise an issue
or argument during an adjudicatory proceeding that was raised during
the public comment period and was supported with sufficient
information or documentation to enable the Director to fully consider
the substance and significance of the issue. Utah Code Ann. 19-1-301.5
can be viewed at the following internet URL:

Permit Information
Permitte:		Sunnyside Cogeneration Associates

Mailing Address:	P.O. Box 10
			East Carbon, UT 84520		

Facility Location:	Carbon County

	The Sunnyside cogeneration facility is a coal-fired power plant that
produces approximately 51 mw net of electricity. Burning the waste
coal generates approximately 800 to 1000 tons per day of ash.  The
ground water classification at this facility is either class II or
III, depending on location.

	Permit renewal for Permit No. UGW070002 includes incorporation of
design and construction specifications for the phase III landfill
expansion, as issued in the 2009 permit modification.  These
specifications are provided in the revised construction permit and in
the revised ground water permit.  An additional area, area II is
incorporated in this permit modification. This ash fill consists of
three phases.  Phase I is closed and capped.  Phase II is nearing the
end and will be closed like phase I.  Ash area II and the remaining
phase III continues to be operated in the same manner as phase I and
II.   Ash is placed in cells in a terrace-and-bench configuration. 
Terraces are 20 feet high with a 2 horizontal to 1 vertical faces. 
Each terrace is set back 15 feet from the previous terrace to form a
bench.  Ground water is monitored with 5 down gradient wells.  To date
the facility has been in compliance with all versions of this permit.

Public Comments
	Public comments are invited any time prior to Thursday, August 22,
2013.  Written comments may be directed to the Division of Water
Quality (DWQ), P.O. Box 144870, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4870.  All
comments received prior to close of business to Thursday, August 22,
2013, will be considered in the formulation of final conditions to be
imposed on the permit.

Additional Information
	Additional information may be obtained upon request by contacting
Keith Eagan at (801) 536-4355 or or by writing to the
aforementioned address.  Related documents are available for review
during normal business hours at DWQ, 195 North 1950 West in Salt Lake
City or on the DWQ web page at

	In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals
with special needs (including auxiliary communicative aids and
services) should contact Dana Powers, Office of Human Resources at
(801) 536-4413, TDD (801) 536-4414.
Published in the Sun Advocate July 23, 2013.

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