Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen










The LDEQ, Office of Environmental Services, is accepting written comments on a  Louisiana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (LPDES) permit prepared for the City of Gonzales, Gonzales Wastewater Treatment Plant, 120 South Irma Blvd., Gonzales, LA  70737.  The facility is located at 3212 South Burbank Avenue, Gonzales, Ascension  Parish.  Upon the effective date of the final permit, the LPDES permit shall replace the previously issued LPDES permit. 

The principal discharge from this  source  made into the Mississippi River in Subsegment 070301 of the Mississippi River Basin, waters of the state classified for primary contact recreation, secondary contact recreation, propagation of fish and wildlife, and drinking water supply.  Under the SIC  4952, the applicant proposes to discharge treated sanitary wastewater from a publicly owned treatment works serving the City of Gonzales. 

During the preparation of this permit, it has been determined that the discharge will have no adverse impact on the existing uses of the receiving waterbody.  As with any discharge, however, some change in existing water quality may occur.

Written comments, written requests for a public hearing or written requests for notification of the final decision regarding this permit action may be submitted to Ms. Soumaya Ghosn at LDEQ, Public Participation Group, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313.  Written comments and/or written requests must be received by 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 29, 2010.  Written comments will be considered prior to a final permit decision.

If LDEQ finds a significant degree of public interest, a public hearing will be held.  LDEQ will send notification of the final permit decision to the applicant and to each person who has submitted written comments or a written request for notification of the final decision.

The application, draft permit and  are available for review at the LDEQ, Public Records Center, Room 127, 602 North 5th Street, Baton Rouge, LA.  Viewing hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays).  The available information can also be accessed electronically on the Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) on the DEQ public website at

Inquiries or requests for additional information regarding this permit action should be directed to Ms. Darlene Bernard , LDEQ, Water Permits Division, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313, phone (225) 219-3078.

Persons wishing to be included on the LDEQ permit public notice mailing list or for other public participation related questions should contact the Public Participation Group in writing at LDEQ, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313, by email at or contact the LDEQ Customer Service Center at (225) 219-LDEQ (219-5337).

Permit public notices including electronic access to the draft permit and fact sheet can be viewed at the LDEQ permits public notice webpage at and general information related to the public participation in permitting activities can be viewed at

Alternatively, individuals may elect to receive the permit public notices via email by subscribing to the LDEQ permits public notice List Server at

All correspondence should specify AI Number 38088, Permit Number LA0109576, and Activity Number PER20090002.

Publication date:  May 28, 2010