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Dear Ms. Olson:
The Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA) appreciates the opportunity to submit these comments on the tentative Waste Discharge Requirements Order No. R5-2013-XXXX, City of Ione and Greenrock Ranch Lands, LLC, Ione Wastewater Treatment Facility (Tentative Order). CVCWA is a non-profit association of public agencies located within the Central Valley region that provide wastewater collection, treatment, and water recycling services to millions of Central Valley residents and businesses. We approach these matters with the perspective of balancing environmental and economic interests consistent with state and federal law. In this spirit, we provide the following comments regarding the Tentative Order’s
proposed effluent limitation for total nitrogen, as it is applied to discharges to the percolation ponds.