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PUBLIC NOTICE OF SIGNIFICANT INDUSTRIAL USER POLLUTION VIOLATION(S)

In accordance with the General Pretreatment Regulations (40 CFR Part 403), the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC Water) administers the Industrial Discharge Control Program to regulate the discharge of pollutants to the sanitary sewers in Prince George's and Montgomery counties. The Program’s purpose is to protect the environment, to prevent interference of wastewater operations, to prevent the pass-through of pollutants into local waterways, and to ensure the quality of treatment plant sludge.

During the 2023 evaluation period (October 2022 through December 2023), the following industrial users were found to be in significant noncompliance (SNC), as defined in 40 CFR 403.8(f)(2)(viii), with the United States Environmental Protection Agency's National Pretreatment Standards and/or WSSC Water's Industrial and Special Waste Regulations.

ATK Space Systems LLC (11313 Frederick Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705) failed to notify WSSC within 24 hours of becoming aware of a violation. This violation constitutes SNC for failure to accurately report non-compliance during the October 2022 through March 2023 evaluation period. Enforcement Actions included a Notice of Violation (NOV) and a Compliance Directive.

Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc. Silver Spring Facility (1710 Elton Road, Silver Spring, MD 20903) violated the permitted daily maximum limitation for Oil & Grease (Non-Polar, Petroleum) on 3/21/2023. This violation constitutes Chronic and Technical Review Criteria (TRC) SNC during the October 2022 through March 2023 evaluation period. Enforcement Actions included an NOV, additional monitoring, and a Compliance Directive. The industry has returned to compliance for Oil & Grease (Non-Polar, Petroleum).

Tricon Chemical Corporation (8140 Cryden Way, Forestville, MD 20747) violated the permitted daily maximum limitation for Total Phosphorous on 3/28/2023. This violation constitutes Chronic and TRC SNC during the October 2022 through March 2023 evaluation period. Enforcement Actions included an NOV, additional monitoring, and a Compliance Directive. The industry has returned to compliance for Total Phosphorous.