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Public Notice
Water Quality

On Dec. 30, 2022, the public comment period begins for the proposal to issue Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (AZPDES) renewal permit number AZ0021229 to the Arizona Game and Fish Department for the Canyon Creek Fish Hatchery located in Gila County, Arizona. The comment period ends Jan. 30, 2023.

Public Notice Information

Public Notice No. 22-42

Published in: Payson Roundup on Dec. 30, 2022

AZPDES Permit No. AZ0021229

ADEQ proposes to issue an AZPDES renewal permit to discharge pollutants to Waters of the United States to the following applicant, subject to certain effluent limitations and special conditions:


Arizona Game and Fish Department
5000 W. Carefree Highway
Phoenix, AZ 85086

Facility Information

The Arizona Game & Fish Department applied for a renewal AZPDES permit for the rate of up to 3.75 million gallons per day (mgd) stream flow through from the Canyon Creek Fish Hatchery (CCFH) to Canyon Creek, Tributary to the Salt River from the headwaters to the White Mountain Apache Reservation in the Salt River Basin in Township 11 N, Range 14 E, Section 36, in Gila County, Arizona. The CCFH is a publicly owned flow-through hatchery with no treatment process. Mixing Zones for nitrogen and phosphorus are proposed. CCFH obtains water from a natural spring and discharges process water from hatchery operations with no domestic wastewater or industrial components.

Review Documents

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

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

Public Comment Period 

Dates: Dec. 30, 2022 – Jan. 30, 2023

Comments may be submitted as follows:
     By Email | Send Email > 
     By Mail (Must be postmarked or received by Jan. 30, 2023):

       Swathi Kasanneni
       Water Quality Division
       1110 W. Washington St.
       Phoenix, AZ  85007