The city of St. Clair currently has an approved pretreatment program to meet the requirements of the Clean Water Law. The city of St. Clair submitted a proposed modification to that pretreatment program. The department reviewed the proposal and intends to approve the modification. The department invites the public to review and offer written comments on the proposed pretreatment program modification until May 30, 2022. All comments must be received or postmarked by 5 p.m. The public can review the proposed permit conditions below. Other relevant information is available for review and copying upon request.
Written comments may be submitted by mail to Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Water Protection Program, ATTN: Pretreatment Coordinator, PO Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176 or by email to email@example.com. Please include the permit number in the comment letter. The department can only consider comments about issues relating to the proposed action. The department cannot consider comments or objections based on issues outside the authority of the Missouri Clean Water Commission. The proposed department approval is tentative pending public comment. The modification request will be approved if no comments are received by the date specified in this notice; where no substantive comments are received, the notice of intent for approval is approved without change.
The city is proposing modifications to the enforcement response plan, local limits and Division 2, Wastewater Pretreatment Regulations, including the following changes:
- Updated regulations at Section 24-133 Definitions by removing a portion of the description for the Superintendent and replacing the legal authority to refer to the Public Works Director.
- After conducting a detailed local limit analysis that is part of this program modification, eliminated the uniform concentrations previously adopted as local limits in Section 24-137 and alternatively specified prohibited mass limits (less stringent maximum allowable industrial loading (MAILs)) in 24-134(c).
- In Section 24-176 (6), updated the definition of significant noncompliance for late reporting from 30 days to 45 days.
- Modified Section 24-134 (a) (17), which defines prohibitions for animal fats, oil and grease, from 100 mg/L to 150 mg/L for total fats, oil & grease (as measured by EPA approved methods for total hexane extractable materials.
The pretreatment program changes were designated substantial modifications because the changes could have a significant impact on the operation of the program, pursuant to 40 CFR 403.18(b)(7).