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Comments being received on Coast Guard station discharge permit

The U.S. Coast Guard Station Milford Haven has applied for reissuance of a permit to operate its sewage treatment plant in Hudgins.

Public comments on the matter will be received until Sept. 28. They can be mailed to Adam Eller, Piedmont Regional Office, Department of Environmental Quality, 4949-A Cox Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060.

The current treatment plant has been upgraded within the past two years, according to Petty Officer Charles Backus at Milford Haven. The station has routinely received reissuance of its sewage permit in the past, he said.

The application proposes to release treated sewage wastewater at the rate of 4,500 gallons per day into Milford Haven, a waterbody that leads to the Chesapeake Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, and Small Coastal Basins watershed. A notice said a watershed is the land area drained by a river and its incoming streams.

The permit will limit the following pollutants to amounts that protect water quality: nutrients, organic matter and solids.

Jerry Pl...

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