The Department of Natural Resources is hosting a public meeting Dec. 8 on the proposed stormwater permit renewal for Buckman Laboratories in the Washington County town of Cadet.
The department is proposing to renew Buckman Laboratories’ permit to authorize discharges of stormwater runoff in the area of its facility. Concern from the public that the permit renewal was related to a wastewater permit prompted the department to schedule a meeting to clear up the issue.
The department issues stormwater permits to protect waters from pollution caused by runoff from land and paved areas during rains or snow melts. Stormwater discharges at industrial facilities are regulated if they come into contact with materials storage areas, production processes or equipment storage. These discharges could potentially contain pollutants that could adversely affect water quality and therefore require coverage by a permit from the Department of Natural Resources.
The meeting on the stormwater permit for Buckman Laboratories will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Kingston K14 High School Cafeteria, 10047 Diamond Road, Cadet.