Division of Water Quality Utah Department of Environmental Quality
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 is soliciting
comments on its proposal to renew the ground water discharge permit
described below under authority of the Utah Water Quality Act, Section
19-5-104(1)(I) Utah Code Annotated 1953, as amended and Utah
Administrative Code R317-6.
Permittee Name: Sunnyside Cogeneration Associates
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 10
East Carbon, Utah 84520
Facility Location: Carbon County
The Sunnyside Cogeneration facility is a coal-fired power plant
that produces approximately 51 net megawatts of electricity. Burning
the waste coal generates approximately 800 to 1,000 tons per day of
ash. The ground water classification at this facility is either Class
II or Class III, depending on location.
The renewal of permit UGW070002 includes incorporation of design
and construction specifications for the phase III landfill expansion,
as issued in the 2004 permit modification. These specifications are
provided in the revised construction permit and in the revised ground
water discharge permit. This ash landfill consists of three phases.
Phase I is closed and capped. Phase II is nearing completion and will
be closed like Phase I. Phase III continues to be operated in the
same manner as Phases I and II where ash is placed in cells in a
terrace-and-bench configuration. Terraces are 20 feet high with a
ratio of 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 five downgradient wells. To date, the facility has
been in compliance with all versions of this permit.
Public comments are invited any time prior to Thursday, March 15,
2012. Written comments may be directed to the Division of Water
Quality, P.O. Box 144870, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4870. All comments
received prior to close of business Thursday, March 15, 2012, will be
considered in the formulation of final determinations to be imposed on
the permit. A public hearing may be held if written requests are
received within the first 15 days of this public comment period that
demonstrate significant public interest and substantive issues exist
to warrant holding a hearing.
Additional information may be obtained upon request by calling
Keith Eagan at (801) 536-4355 or by writing the aforementioned
address. Related documents are available for review at the following
website: www.waterquality.utah.gov or during normal business hours at
the Division of Water Quality, 195 N. 1950 W., Salt Lake City.
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 February 14, 2012.
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