STATE OF INDIANA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Office of Water Quality has formally reviewed and approved the Phase II Wellhead Protection Plan for Topeka Water Department located in Topeka, Indiana (PWSID #5244008) located in LaGrange County.
If you disagree with this decision, and wish to challenge it, you must file a petition (IC 4-21.5-3-7). The petition for administrative review must be filed within fifteen (15) days of the date of this public notice to:
Office of Environmental Adjudication
ISTA Building, Suite 618
150 West Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
The filing of a petition for administrative review is complete on the earliest of the following dates that apply:
(1) The date the document is delivered to the Office of Environmental Adjudication (OEA)
(2) The date of the postmark on the envelope containing the document if the document is mailed to OEA by U.S. mail, or
(3) The date on which the document is deposited with a private carrier, as shown by the receipt issued by the carrier, if the document is sent to the OEA by private carrier.
In order to assist the Wellhead Protection Program staff in tracking appeals, please submit a copy of the appeal petition to:
James Sullivan, Chief
Ground Water Section
Drinking Water Branch
P.O. Box 6015
Indianapolis, IN 46206-6015.
The petition must include facts demonstrating that the petitioner is the Plan applicant, a person aggrieved or hurt by the decision, or someone otherwise entitled to review by law. It must also include the name and address of the person filing the petition, why the person is interested in the Plan, identification of anyone represented by the person filing the petition, the specific reasons for filing the petition, the specific issues you would like to be considered at the hearing, and the conditions that you think would be appropriate to satisfy the requirements of the Wellhead Protection Rule, 327 IAC 8-4.1 (IC 13-15-6-2). If you have not received a fact sheet that gives more information about appeals, please ask for an Appeal Fact Sheet from James Sullivanat the phone number below.
If you file a petition, OEA will notify you of pre-hearing conferences, preliminary hearings, hearing stays, or orders disposing of the petition. Anyone may ask in writing for OEA to notify him/her of such actions.
If you have questions regarding your petition, you may contact OEA by dialing (800) 451-6027, press 0 and ask for extension 2-8591 or dial (317) 232-8591. If you have any questions regarding the Wellhead Protection Plan, please ask for extension 234-7476 or dial (317) 234-7476 and ask for James Sullivan.
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