The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [Region 9, Land, Chemicals, and Redevelopment Division, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105] is requesting public comment on proposed revisions to permit conditions in the hazardous waste management permit for the Evoqua Water Technologies LLC facility located at the Colorado River Indian Tribes’ Reservation, 2523 Mutahar Street near Parker, Arizona.
The proposed revisions for which EPA is requesting public comment were the subject of an EPA Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) decision dated June 13, 2019. That decision was the result of an appeal of EPA’s September 25, 2018 hazardous waste permit, in which the EAB denied review on all but three issues raised in the appeal. Those three issues were “remanded” to EPA and are the subjects of EPA’s proposed decision. They involve: (1) the process by which the Permittees are required to report certain instances of non-compliance; (2) the appropriate regulation of Tank T-11; and (3) the technical feasibility of complying with certain Automatic Waste Feed Cutoff (AWFCO) requirements. During the public comment period, comments may only be made on these three remanded items. The remainder of the permit is not open for review.
Public Meeting Invitation
EPA invites you to attend a public meeting and public hearing to discuss the proposed permit decision and to collect verbal and written comments. The meeting will be held November 7, 2019, in the Mohave Conference Room at the Bluewater Resort and Casino, located at 11300 Resort Drive, Parker, Arizona, 85344 (phone number: 928-669-7000). The public meeting will start at 7:00 pm and will be followed by the public hearing. If you need reasonable accommodation, please contact Mike Zabaneh by email or phone.
For More Information
You may request more information about the proposed revisions to the remanded permit conditions by contacting Mike Zabaneh at EPA (contact information above). You can also find more information on EPA's website www.epa.gov/az/evoqua-water-technologies-llc or at the information repository on the facility’s website: www.evoqua.com. Exit
If you wish to review the proposed remand documents or the most recent permit, you may find them at the links provided above, or by requesting them from Mike Zabaneh (contact information above). Copies are also available at the following locations:
75 Hawthorne St., 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Museum and Library
CRIT Administrative Complex
26600 Mohave RoadParker, AZ 85344
1001 South Navaho Ave.
Parker, AZ 85344
The administrative record for the proposed remand decision is available for the public to review at the EPA address listed above during the hours of 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 – 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. A list of files comprising the proposed remand administrative record can be found at the following link: www.epa.gov/az/evoqua