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NC0032565_NOV-2023-LV-0242_20230404ROY COOPER Governor ELIZABETH S. BISER Secretary RICHARD E. ROGERS, JR. Director NORTH CAROLINA Environmental Quality Certified Mail # 7021 0950 00018685 3559 Return Receipt Reauested April 4, 2023 Brent Williams Lenoir County Public Schools PO Box 729 Kinston, NC 28502-0729 SUBJECT: NOTICE OF VIOLATION & INTENT TO ASSESS CIVIL PENALTY Tracking Number: NOV-2023-LV-0242 Permit No. NCO032565 North Lenoir High School WWTP Lenoir County Dear Mr. Williams: A review of the October 2022 Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) for the subject facility revealed the violation(s) indicated below: Limit Exceedance Violation(s): Sample Limit Reported Location Parameter Date Value Value Type of Violation 001 Effluent Nitrogen, Ammonia Total (as 10/14/2022 10 10.4 Daily Maximum Exceeded N) - Concentration (C0610) 001 Effluent Nitrogen, Ammonia Total (as 10/21/2022 10 10.34 Daily Maximum Exceeded N) - Concentration (C0610) 001 Effluent Nitrogen, Ammonia Total (as 10/31/2022 2 9.01 Monthly Average Exceeded N) - Concentration (C0610) 001 Influent Flow, in conduit or thru 10/31/2022 0.018 0.0431 Monthly Average Exceeded treatment plant (50050) mlora„D Q5 North Carocna DepanmentafErrvlrammental Qaallty l DWAondwaterlesources Washington VNloml 0ffl= 1943 Washington 3gvarc Mall I Washington, North Cardira 27869 252.9464481 A Notice of Violation/Intent to Issue Civil Penalty is being issued for the noted violation of North Carolina General Statute (G.S.) 143-215.1 and the facility's NPDES WW Permit. Pursuant to G.S. 143-215.6A, a civil penalty of not more than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) may be assessed against any person who violates or fails to act in accordance with the terms, conditions, or requirements of any permit issued pursuant to G.S. 143-215.1. If you wish to provide additional information regarding the noted violation, request technical assistance, or discuss overall compliance please respond in writing within ten (10) business days after receipt of this Notice. A review of your response will be considered along with any information provided on the submitted Monitoring Report(s). You will then be notified of any civil penalties that may be assessed regarding the violations. If no response is received in this Office within the 10-day period, a civil penalty assessment may be prepared. Remedial actions should have already been taken to correct this problem and prevent further occurrences in the future. The Division of Water Resources may pursue enforcement action for this and any additional violations of State law. If the violations are of a continuing nature, not related to operation and/or maintenance problems, and you anticipate remedial construction activities, then you may wish to consider applying for a Special Order by Consent. Reminder: Pursuant to Permit Condition 6 in Section E, the Permittee is required to verbally notify the Regional Office as soon as possible, not to exceed 24 hours, from first knowledge of any non-compliance at the facility including limit violations, bypasses of, or failure of a treatment unit. A written report may be required within 5 days if directed by Division staff. Prior notice should be given for anticipated or potential problems due to planned maintenance activities, taking units off-line, etc. If you have any questions concerning this matter or to apply for an SOC, please contact Victoria Herdt of the Washington Regional Office at 252-948-3844. Cc: Laserfiche Sincerely, Robert Tankard, Assistant Regional Supervisor Water Quality Regional Operations Section Washington Regional Office Division of Water Resources, NCDEQ mlor�„D �� North Carocna Departmem ay Enwlrommental O�apty l D6s6n F Mter R:sources Washingfan Regb.wl 083ce g43W.sh1ngbn Square Mall I W. H gton North Car Hl 27889 42.94..6481