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Public Notice of Draft Permit
Public Notice Number MEL:20081201.docx is hereby given by Illinois EPA, Division
of Water Pollution Control, Permit Section, 1021 North Grand Avenue East, Post Office
Box 19276, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9276 (herein Agency) that a draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Number IL0000329 has been prepared
under 40 CFR 124.6(d) for United States Steel Corporation, Granite City Works, 20th and
State Streets, Granite City, Illinois 62040 for discharge into Horseshoe Lake from the United States Steel Corporation, Granite City Works, 1951 State Street, Granite City, Illinois
62040, (Madison County). Facility is an integrated steel mill, located in Granite City, in
Madison County, in Southeastern Illinois. Two Iron Blast Furnaces are used to make molten iron. Steel is made in two Basic Oxygen Furnaces, using scrap steel and molten iron.
The steel is formed into slabs by two Continuous Casters. Steel slabs are converted into
rolls by an 80-inch Hot Strip Mill, pickled in a Hydrochloric Acid Pickling station, and cold
formed by a Direct Application Cold-Rolling Mill. The facility also employs two Galvanizing Lines for finishing of the steel. The final product from the facility is coiled sheet steel,
though some steel is sold as cast slabs or unfinished coils.
The application, draft permit and other documents are available for inspection and may
be copied at the Agency between 9:30 A.M. and 3:30 P.M. Monday through Friday. A Fact
Sheet containing more detailed information is available at no charge. For further information, call the Public Notice Clerk at 217/782-0610.
Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the draft permit to the
Agency at the above address. The NPDES Permit and Joint Public Notice numbers must
appear on each comment page. All comments received by the Agency not later than 30 days
from the date of this publication shall be considered in making the final decision regarding
permit issuance.
Any interested person may submit written request for a public hearing on the draft permit,
stating their name and address, the nature of the issues proposed to be raised and the evidence proposed to be presented with regards to these issues in the hearing. Such requests
must be received by the Agency not later than 30 days from the date of this publication.
If written comments and/or requests indicate a significant degree of public interest in the
draft permit, the permitting authority may, at its discretion, hold a public hearing. Public
notice will be given 30 days before any public hearing.


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