Bids, RFPs, etc.
The bids, RFPs, and other notices shown here are the same ones appearing weekly in the printed One Feather. They will be updated each week as the paper comes out.
(Updated Week of April 27 – May 3, 2017)
Southwestern Commission Area Agency on Aging is soliciting proposals for the provision of Support and Nutrition Services for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
Invitations for Bid Proposal will be available May 1st, 2017. Bid Proposals may be picked up in person at the Area Agency on Aging, 125 Bonnie Lane, Sylva, NC 28779 or requested via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed bid proposals must be submitted to the Area Agency on Aging by 1:00pm on May 31st, 2017.
Questions may be addressed to Sarajane Melton or Jeanne Mathews at 828/586-1962, or 125 Bonnie Lane, Sylva NC 28779.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Water Protection Division
NPDES Permitting and Enforcement Branch
61 Forsyth Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303-8960
Public Notice No.: 17NC00001 Date: April 26, 2017
NOTICE OF PROPOSED REISSUANCE OF THREE
NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM PERMITS
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency intends to reissue three National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits within the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) Qualla Boundary in western North Carolina. The permittee name, permit number, and locations for each facility are: Cherokee Trout Farm (NC0054992 – 10285 Big Cove Road, Cherokee NC 28719); EBCI Trout Hatchery (NC0052451 – 954 Straight Fork Road, Cherokee NC 28719); and Smoky Mountain Trout Farm (NC0052515 – 2697 Bunches Creek Road, Cherokee NC 28719). The draft NPDES permits authorize the discharge of concentrated aquatic animal production (aquaculture) effluent in accordance with the Clean Water Act. The facilities discharge into the Raven Fork watershed.
Pursuant to 40 CFR § 124.13, any person who believes that any proposed permit condition is inappropriate must raise all reasonably ascertainable issues and submit all reasonably available arguments in full, supporting his/her position, by the close of the comment period. The public notice number and NPDES number should be included in the first page of comments. Persons wishing to comment upon or object to any aspects of the permit issuance or wishing to request a public hearing are invited to submit in writing within 30 days of this notice to Mr. Kip Tyler
at the address above.
All comments received within the 30-day period will be considered in the formulation of a final determination regarding the permit issuance. Also, within the 30-day period, any interested person may request a public hearing. Where there is a significant degree of public interest in a proposed permit issuance, the EPA Regional Administrator (RA) will schedule and hold a public hearing which would be formally announced in accordance with 40 CFR §§ 124.10 and 124.12.
After consideration of all written comments and the requirements and policies in the Clean Water Act and appropriate regulations, the RA will make a determination regarding the permit issuance. If the determination is substantially unchanged from that announced by this notice, the RA will notify all persons submitting written comments. If the determination is substantially changed, the RA will issue a public notice indicating the revised determination. Appeal of NPDES permits may be filed after the RA makes the above-described determination. Additional information regarding appeal of NPDES permits is available in 40 CFR § 124.19, or by contacting Paul Schwartz of the Office of Environmental Accountability at the address above or at (404) 562-9576.
The administrative record includes the draft permit, statement of basis, supporting information, comments received, and additional information about hearing procedures. The administrative record is available by writing or for review at the EPA address above between the hours of 8:15 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. All documents are also available at: www.epa.gov/region4/water/permits/pn.html.
Please bring the foregoing notice to the attention of any person whom will be interested in this matter. If you would like to be added to our public notice mailing list, submit your name and mailing address to the EPA address given above.