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EPA REISSUES WASTEWATER DISCHARGE PERMIT TO PROCTER & GAMBLE IN PERRY, FLA.

 EPA REISSUES WASTEWATER DISCHARGE PERMIT TO PROCTER & GAMBLE
 IN PERRY, FLA.
 ATLANTA, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit has been reissued to the Procter & Gamble mill in Perry, Fla.
 The effective date of the permit is Oct. 1, 1992, provided that no request for an evidentiary hearing is granted by the agency.
 The permit requires stringent limitations on a number of pollutants, including dioxin and whole effluent toxicity, as well as a requirement to perform a Use Attainability Analysis to assess the condition of the Fenholloway River. After the analysis is completed -- within the next two years -- the permit will be reopened to incorporate its results. The effluent limitations of the permit are to be achieved by the effective date of the permit, with the exception of dioxin, which must be achieved no later than Oct. 1, 1995.
 The final permit was issued with several changes that were a result of revisions to permit conditions, new information received, conditions contained in the Aug. 5, 1991, Florida Department of Environmental Regulation state certification, and public comments received. Public comments were received during a public notice period from July 11 to Aug. 11, 1991. EPA also solicited comment during a public meeting and hearing held in Perry on Sept. 19, 1991. The hearing record was closed on Sept. 26, 1991.
 In conjunction with the reissuance of the permit, EPA is releasing a "Response to Public Comments," which addresses comments received during the public notice period and the public hearing. The document includes answers to comments received, describes the permitting decisions, and reasons for these decisions.
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 /CONTACT: Charlis Thompson of the U.S. EPA Region IV, 404-347-3004/ CO: United States Environmental Protection Agency; Procter & Gamble ST: Florida IN: SU: EXE


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