PUBLIC NOTICE | Proposed Renewal of AZPDES Permit (AZ0025224) for Black Mesa Ranger Station Wastewater Treatment Plant in Navajo County

Public Notice No. 19-56

Published in: White Mountain Independent on May 8, 2020

AZPDES Permit No. AZ0025224

ADEQ proposes to issue an Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (AZPDES) renewal permit to discharge pollutants to Waters of the United States to the following applicant, subject to certain effluent limitations and special conditions:


Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
30 S. Chiricahua Dr.
Springerville, AZ 85938

Facility Information

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest applied for a renewal AZPDES permit for the proposed discharge of up to 0.01 million gallons per day (mgd) of treated domestic wastewater from the Black Mesa Ranger Station Wastewater Treatment Plant to an unnamed wash tributary to Oklahoma Flat Draw to the Little Colorado River in the Little Colorado River Basin in Township 12 N, Range 17 E, Section 32, in Navajo County, Arizona. The Black Mesa Ranger Station WWTP is a federally-owned wastewater treatment plant that receives domestic wastewater from Black Mesa Ranger Station and residences at the station in Overgaard. The digested solids will be collected from the digester through the use of a sewer vactor truck and transported to the Town of Taylor.

Review Documents

Original Published Public Notice | View/Print > 
Draft Permit | View > 
Draft Fact Sheet | View >

You may also review the above documentation in person at the ADEQ Record Center | Learn How >

Public Comment Period 

Dates: May 8, 2020 – June 6, 2020

Comments may be submitted as follows:
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     By Mail (Must be postmarked or received by June 6, 2020):

       Devin McAllister
       Water Quality Division
       1110 W. Washington Street
       Phoenix, AZ  85007