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[Catwalk, Outfall, Fecal coliform]
Catwalk, Outfall, Fecal coliform

Ray-City-GORA

GA-EPD: Notice of Violation — Major Spill City of Ray City Water Pollution Control Plant NPDES Permit No. GA0033553 Berrien County, Georgia Period: February 2021, March 18, 2021

[This Notice of Violation is issued to the City of Ray City for NPDES Permit violations reported]
This Notice of Violation is issued to the City of Ray City for NPDES Permit violations reported
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[within 5 days: a written report on the incident (e), a copy of the required posted notice (c), and]
within 5 days: a written report on the incident (e), a copy of the required posted notice (c), and
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City of Ray City, March 3, 2021

[On January 4, 2021, Ray City had a high rain fall event. On that day, due to the rain and a higher than average TSS]
On January 4, 2021, Ray City had a high rain fall event. On that day, due to the rain and a higher than average TSS
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GA-EPD: Notice of Violation —- Major Spill City of Ray City Water Pollution Contre] Plant NPDES Permit No. GA0033553 Berrien County, Georgia Period: January 2021, February 18, 2021

[This Notice of Violation is issued to the City of Ray City for NPDES Permit violations reported]
This Notice of Violation is issued to the City of Ray City for NPDES Permit violations reported
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[copies of the notices to other agencies (b) and (d).]
copies of the notices to other agencies (b) and (d).
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GA-EPD: Proposed Corrective Action Plan City of Ray City Water Pollution Control Plant NPDES Permit No. GA0033553 Berrien County, Georgia, November 12, 2020

[This office is in receipt of the November 5, 2020 correspondence which serves to address the September]
This office is in receipt of the November 5, 2020 correspondence which serves to address the September
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City of Ray City: Notice of Violation City of Ray City Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) NPDES Permit No. GA0033553 Berrien County, Georgia, November 2, 2020

[In response to your letter of September 22, 2020 and pursuant to our video conference on October 15, 2020 please]
In response to your letter of September 22, 2020 and pursuant to our video conference on October 15, 2020 please
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City of Ray City

[Thank you]
Thank you
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GA-EPD: Notice of Violation City of Ray City Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) NPDES Permit No. GA0033553 Berrien County, Georgia, September 22, 2020

[This Notice of Violation letter is being issued to the Ray City Water Pollution Control Plant for]
This Notice of Violation letter is being issued to the Ray City Water Pollution Control Plant for
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[Sincerely,]
Sincerely,
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City of Ray City, September 1, 2020

[Ray City acknowledges that we didn't meet minimum BOD percent removal for the month of July.]
Ray City acknowledges that we didn't meet minimum BOD percent removal for the month of July.
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GA-EPD: Letter of Non-Compliance City of Ray City Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) NPDES Permit No. GA0033553 Berrien County, Georgia Period: July 2020, August 25, 2020

[water pollution control facility requires that the facility monitor and report specific parameters. The]
water pollution control facility requires that the facility monitor and report specific parameters. The
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City of Ray City, August 3, 2020

[The City of Ray City recognizes that we did not meet BOD removal rate for the month of June.]
The City of Ray City recognizes that we did not meet BOD removal rate for the month of June.
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GA-EPD: Letter of Non-Compliance City of Ray. City Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) NPDES Permit No. GA0033553 Berrien County, Georgia Period: June 2020, July 21, 2020

[water pollution control facility requires that the facility monitor and report specific parameters. The]
water pollution control facility requires that the facility monitor and report specific parameters. The
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City of Ray City, 6/25/2020

[The City of Ray City acknowledges that we did not meet BOD percent removal for the month of]
The City of Ray City acknowledges that we did not meet BOD percent removal for the month of
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GA-EPD: Letter of Non-Compliance City of Ray City Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) NPDES Permit No. GA0033553 Berrien County, Georgia Periods: May 2020, June 24, 2020

[water pollution control facility requires that the facility monitor and report specific parameters. The]
water pollution control facility requires that the facility monitor and report specific parameters. The
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GA-EPD: Letter of Non-Compliance City of Ray City Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) NPDES Permit No. GA0033553 Berrien County, Georgia Periods: March 2020, April 22, 2020

[water pollution contro! facility requires that the facility monitor and report specific parameters. The]
water pollution contro! facility requires that the facility monitor and report specific parameters. The
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City of Ray City, April 16, 2020

[The City of Ray City recognizes that we went over our effluent limits for effluent BOD weekly average and BOD]
The City of Ray City recognizes that we went over our effluent limits for effluent BOD weekly average and BOD
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GA-EPD: Letter of Non-Compliance City of Ray City Water Pollution Control Plant NPDES Permit No. GA0033553 Berrien County, Georgia Period: February 2020, March 27, 2020

[water pollution control facility requires that the discharge meet certain specific effluent limitations.]
water pollution control facility requires that the discharge meet certain specific effluent limitations.
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City of Ray City, February 12, 2020

[The City of Ray City acknowledges that we exceeded our effluent flow limits for the period of 12/22/19 thru]
The City of Ray City acknowledges that we exceeded our effluent flow limits for the period of 12/22/19 thru
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GA-EPD: Letter of Non-Compliance City of Ray City Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) NPDES Permit No. GA0033553 Berrien County, Georgia Periods: December 2019, January 27, 2020

[water pollution control facility requires that the facility monitor and report specific parameters. The]
water pollution control facility requires that the facility monitor and report specific parameters. The
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GA-EPD: Letter of Non-Compliance City of Ray City Water Pollution Contro] Plant (WPCP) NPDES Permit No. GA0033553 Berrien County, Georgia Periods: November 2019, December 31, 2019

[water pollution control facility requires that the facility monitor and report specific parameters. The]
water pollution control facility requires that the facility monitor and report specific parameters. The
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City of Ray City, August 13, 2019

[The City of Ray City is working on the following:]
The City of Ray City is working on the following:
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GA-EPD: Proposed Corrective Action Plan City of Ray City Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) NPDES Permit No. GA0033553 Berrien County, Georgia, June 19, 2019

[‘This office is in receipt of the May 2, 2019 correspondence you submitted, which serves to address the]
‘This office is in receipt of the May 2, 2019 correspondence you submitted, which serves to address the
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City of Ray City, May 2, 2019

[The City of Ray City is working on the following:]
The City of Ray City is working on the following:
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GA-EPD: Letter of Non-Compliance City of Ray City Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) NPDES Permit No. GA0033553 Berrien County, Georgia Periods: March 2019, April 26, 2019

[water pollution contro! facility requires that the facility monitor and report specific parameters, The]
water pollution contro! facility requires that the facility monitor and report specific parameters, The
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GA-EPD: Notice of Violation City of Ray City Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) NPDES Permit No, GA0033553 Berrien County, Georgia, March 28, 2019

[This Notice of Violation letter is being issued to the City of Ray City Water Pollution Control Plant for]
This Notice of Violation letter is being issued to the City of Ray City Water Pollution Control Plant for
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[Due to the frequency of monitoring violations that have occurred during the aforementioned compliance]
Due to the frequency of monitoring violations that have occurred during the aforementioned compliance
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GA-EPD: Notice of Violation Letter . City of Ray City Water Pollution Control Plant NPDES Permit No. GA0033553 Berrien County, Georgia, March 28, 2019

[which failed to comply with permitted limitations for Effluent Flow during the reported compliance]
which failed to comply with permitted limitations for Effluent Flow during the reported compliance
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[Sincerely,]
Sincerely,
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City of Ray City, February 27, 2019

[This letter is in response to effluent requirement violations from the period of December 30, 2018 thru]
This letter is in response to effluent requirement violations from the period of December 30, 2018 thru
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GA-EPD: Notice of Violation City of Ray City Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) NPDES Permit No. GA0033553 Berrien County, Georgia Periods: January 2019, February 20, 2019

[water pollution control facility requires that the facility monitor and report specific parameters. The]
water pollution control facility requires that the facility monitor and report specific parameters. The
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[Sincerely,]
Sincerely,
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City of Ray City, February 27, 2019

[This letter is in response to effluent requirement violations from the period of December 2018.]
This letter is in response to effluent requirement violations from the period of December 2018.
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GA-EPD: Letter of Non-Compliance City of Ray City Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) NPDES Permit No. GA0033553 Berrien County, Georgia Periods: December 2018, January 31, 2019

[water pollution control facility requires that the facility monitor and report specific parameters. The]
water pollution control facility requires that the facility monitor and report specific parameters. The
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City of Ray City, September 20, 2018

[The City of Ray City is writing this letter in response to the letter of non-compliance for exceeded flow for the]
The City of Ray City is writing this letter in response to the letter of non-compliance for exceeded flow for the
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GA-EPD: Letter of Non-Compliance City of Ray City Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) NPDES Permit No. GA0033553 Berrien County, Georgia Period: July 2018, August 30, 2018

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City of Ray City, August 14, 2018

[The City of Ray City accepts that the flows for the months of May, June, and July were exceptionally high. With]
The City of Ray City accepts that the flows for the months of May, June, and July were exceptionally high. With
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GA-EPD: | Letter of Non-Compliance City of Ray City Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) NPDES Permit No. GA0033553 Berrien County, Georgia Period: May 2018 and June 2018, duly 31, 2018

[Sincerely,]
Sincerely,
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City of Ray City

[The City of Ray City recognizes that we went over the weekly average limit on flow for the period between]
The City of Ray City recognizes that we went over the weekly average limit on flow for the period between
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GA-EPD: Letter of Non-Compliance City of Ray City Water Pollution Control Plant NPDES Permit GA0033553 Berrien County, Georgia Period: September 2017, October 30, 2017

[Sincerely,]
Sincerely,
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City of Ray City

[The City of Ray City acknowledges that the fecal coliform limit was exceeded for the month of August.]
The City of Ray City acknowledges that the fecal coliform limit was exceeded for the month of August.
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GA-EPD: Letter of Non-Compliance City of Ray City Water Pollution Control Plant NPDES Permit No. GA0033553 Berrien County, Georgia Period: August 2017, September 19, 2017

[water pollution control facility requires that the discharge meet certain specific effluent limitations. A]
water pollution control facility requires that the discharge meet certain specific effluent limitations. A
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GA-EPD: Letter of Non-Compliance NPDES Compliance Evaluation Inspection City of Ray City Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) NPDES Permit No. GA0033553, July 6, 2016

[On June 28, 2016, I conducted a routine National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System]
On June 28, 2016, I conducted a routine National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
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[Sincerely,]
Sincerely,
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[On aw]
On aw
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[2. Number of ponds: 1 pond; three cells (4' designed operating depth) _]
2. Number of ponds: 1 pond; three cells (4' designed operating depth) _
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[1. Number of primary influent flow measuring devices: 0]
1. Number of primary influent flow measuring devices: 0
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[temperatures are not being recording during analysis; and is required. Sampling and calibration records associated with compliance]
temperatures are not being recording during analysis; and is required. Sampling and calibration records associated with compliance
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GA-EPD: Follow-up visit for Municipal Compliance Evaluation Inspection (June 28, 2016)

[I visited the WPCP this date to determine compliance with item #2 of the referenced CEI which needed]
I visited the WPCP this date to determine compliance with item #2 of the referenced CEI which needed
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[Pictures of newly placed outfall sign and of the outfall into Cat Creek]
Pictures of newly placed outfall sign and of the outfall into Cat Creek
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[Pictures of portable throw ring on effluent catwalk and vegetation that had been removed]
Pictures of portable throw ring on effluent catwalk and vegetation that had been removed
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[Pictures of the pond with more vegetation that needs to be removed]
Pictures of the pond with more vegetation that needs to be removed
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[WWTP Flow Calibration, August and September 2016]
WWTP Flow Calibration, August and September 2016
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GA-EPD: Consent Order EPD-WQ-8265 City of Ray City Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) NPDES Permit No. GA0033553 Berrien County

[The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has received signed Consent Order No. EPD-WQ-8265 (Order). The Respondent will be expected to comply with all]
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has received signed Consent Order No. EPD-WQ-8265 (Order). The Respondent will be expected to comply with all
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[WHEREAS, Section 12-5-29(a) of the Georgia Water Quality Control Act (Act) makes it]
WHEREAS, Section 12-5-29(a) of the Georgia Water Quality Control Act (Act) makes it
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[NOW, THEREFORE, the Director ORDERS and the Respondent AGREES to do the]
NOW, THEREFORE, the Director ORDERS and the Respondent AGREES to do the
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[It is so ORDERED, CONSENTED, and AGREED TO this - \% day of]
It is so ORDERED, CONSENTED, and AGREED TO this - \% day of
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