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PUBLIC NOTICE | Proposed Renewal of AZPDES Permit (AZ0021245) Coverage for the Page Springs Fish Hatchery

Public Notice No. 19-23

Published in The Verde Independent on Oct. 4, 2019

AZPDES Permit No. AZ0021245

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:


Arizona Game and Fish Department
1600 N. Page Springs Road
Cornville, AZ 86325

Facility Information

Arizona Game and Fish Department applied for a renewal AZPDES permit for the proposed discharge of up to 22.8  million gallons per day (mgd) of fish hatchery process wastewater from the Page Springs Fish Hatchery to the Oak Creek in the Verde River Basin in Township 16 N, Range 4 E, Section 23, in Yavapai County, Arizona. The Page Springs Fish Hatchery is a publicly owned hatchery in Cornville, Arizona. The Page Springs Fish Hatchery treatment process consists of two flow-through fish hatcheries (Bubbling Ponds and PSFH). Water for the two production operations (cold water species and warm water species) is obtained from two natural springs in the area and is not comingled as it is routed through the hatchery processes. All of the water from the two springs is used in rearing operations and then discharged separately to two different locations on Oak Creek. Biosolids requirements are not applicable because fish wastes are not considered biosolids under the 40 CFR 503 provisions.

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: Oct. 4, 2019 – Nov. 3, 2019

Comments may be submitted as follows:
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     By Mail (Must be postmarked or received by Nov. 3, 2019):

       Jessica Kohls
       Water Quality Division
       1110 W. Washington Street
       Phoenix, AZ  85007