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PUBLIC NOTICE MassDEP is providing the following addendum to the Public Notice below that was originally published on September 20, 2023. MassDEP is extending the 60-day public notice period for the draft Surface Water Discharge permit for General Electric Pittsfield by 30 days, until December 20, 2023. To submit comments, please note the new email address: Massdep.firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line General Electric Pittsfield. For additional information on the virtual public meeting and hearing on November 8, 2023, go to: https://www.epa.gov/ma/public-notice-draft-permit-general-electric-company-pittsfield-pittsfield-ma-ma0003891. Original Public Notice: Notice is hereby given that the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), under authority granted by the Massachusetts Clean Waters Act, M.G.L. c. 21, 26 - 53, is proposing to: (1) issue a federal Clean Water Act (CWA) section 401 certification for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed 2023 Draft NPDES Permit (Federal Permit) (MA Permit No. MA0003891) to General Electric Company in Pittsfield for their pollutant discharges to the Housatonic River and Unkamet Brook (MA21-02); and (2) issue the 2023 Draft Massachusetts Permit to Discharge Pollutants to Surface Waters (State Permit) for the same discharge pursuant to the Massachusetts Clean Waters Act. General Electric Company is located at 159 Plastics Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201. The proposed section 401 certification, proposed State Permit, and proposed Federal Permit are all available at https://www.mass.gov/service-details/massdep-public-hearings-comment- opportunities. Alternatively a copy of the documents can be obtained by contacting Cathy Coniaris, MassDEP Surface Water Discharge Program, at 617-835-6693 or email@example.com. Written comments on both the proposed section 401 certification and the proposed State Permit will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on November 20, 2023. MassDEP strongly encourages written comments to be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: General Electric Pittsfield. If not possible, please send by mail to Cathy Coniaris, MassDEP, 100 Cambridge St., Boston, MA 02114. EPA and MassDEP are holding a virtual public informational meeting at 6 p.m., followed by a virtual public hearing at 7 p.m. on November 8, 2023. Virtual meeting and hearing information will be provided on EPA's website: https://www.epa.gov/npdes-permits/massachusetts-npdes-permits. Following the close of the comment period, MassDEP will issue a final CWA section 401 certification and final State Permit and forward copies to the applicant and each person who has submitted writtencomments or requested notice. For special accommodations, please call the MassDEP Diversity Office at 617-292-5751. TTY# MassRelayService 1-800-439-2370. This information is available in alternate format upon request. By Order of the Department Bonnie Heiple, Commissioner AD# 80338 11/08/2023
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