Proposed Reissuance of a Wastewater Discharge Permit to the City of Kamiah, Idaho | Region 10 | US EPA

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Proposed Reissuance of a Wastewater Discharge Permit to the City of Kamiah, Idaho

About this Public Notice

Public Notice Issued:
October 11, 2012
Comments Due:
November 13, 2012
Technical Contacts:
Kai Shum
(206) 553-0060

Applicant Contact:
Permit Number: ID-002846-1
City of Kamiah
Water Treatment Plant
1755 Laguna Drive
Kamiah, Idaho 83536
Documents are available for review.

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The City of Kamiah is planning to operate the new water treatment plant as described above, that treats water from the Clearwater River for the production of drinking water. The water treatment plant is designed to produce 0.8 million gallons per day (mgd) of drinking water, and the plant has a discharge flow rate of 0.0489 mgd. This conventional water filtration plant discharges treated wastewater consisting primarily of filter backwash and clarifier rinses to the Clearwater River. This facility is located within the Nez Perce Reservation.

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Tentative Determination

We have tentatively determined to reissue the discharge permit to the above listed applicant.

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EPA is tentatively proposing to certify the NPDES permit for the Nez Perce Tribe, under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act.

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Public Comments

Persons wanting to comment on the draft permit or request that a public hearing be held, may do so in writing to EPA Region 10, Office of Water and Watersheds OWW-130, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900, Seattle, WA 98101 or via email to by November 13, 2012. A request for a public hearing should name the issues raised as well as the requester's name, address and telephone number. All comments should include the name, address and telephone number of the commenter and a concise statement of the exact basis of any comment and the relevant facts upon which it is based.

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Administrative Record

Documents available for download:

The proposed NPDES permit and other related documents are on file and may be inspected at the EPA Region 10 office any time between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The documents are also available at:
U.S. EPA Region 10
1200 6th Avenue, Suite 900, OWW-130
Park Place Building, 13th Floor

Seattle, WA 98101
EPA’s Idaho Operations Office
950 W Bannock, Suite 900,
Boise, ID 83702
Copies and other information may be requested by writing to the EPA at the above addresses to the attention of the NPDES Permits Unit, by sending an e-mail to or by calling (206) 553-0523.
Disability Reasonable Accommodation Notice:
If you need a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact Kai Shum at (206) 553-0060 (voice). TTY/TDD users please dial Washington Relay Service at 1 (800) 833-6388. Please provide one week advance notice for special requests not related to ongoing programs and services.

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