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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.Godfrey, Madison County, Illinois401 Water Quality Certification Responsiveness Summary
Table of Contents
Agency Decision ........................................................................................
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Pre-hearing Public Outreach .....................................................................3Public Hearing of May 28, 2008 .................................................................3Background Information ............................................................................4Responses to Comments, Questions and Concerns401 Water Quality Certification .....................................................5Stormwater/Best Management Practices .................................... 9Antidegradation Statement
Characterization of Affected Water Bodies .............................. 16Protection of Existing Uses ....................................................... 22Purpose, Need and Benefits of Project ..................................... 25Alternatives Analysis.................................................................. 28Mitigation Plan ............................................................................ 31
Public Involvement ...................................................................... 36Other Issues ............................................................................................ 37Acronyms and Initials ............................................................................. 41Distribution of Responsiveness Summary ........................................... 42Who to Contact for Answers .................................................................. 42
FinalSeptember 10, 2009
 
 
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ILLINOIS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. )Godfrey, Illinois )401 Water Quality Certification ) DLC File Number: 69-08IEPA Log No.: C-0150-07 )
AGENCY DECISION
On September 10, 2009, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency issued theSection 401 Water Quality Certification for the Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
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Godfrey Project.The following modifications have been made to the proposed project.Mitigation plan
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For description, see Response 64Best Management Practices (BMPs)
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For description, see Response 14Modification to Stormwater Management Plan
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For description, see Response14Modification to building size and parking space reduction
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For description, seeResponse 14
 
 
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PRE-HEARING PUBLIC OUTREACH
The entire public hearing notice was published thrice (April 25, May 2 and 9, 2008) inthe
The Telegraph 
(Alton). Beginning in April, the public hearing notice was mailed topersons on a hearing service list maintained by the Illinois EPA. The notice was mailedto state legislators, county, township and municipal officials, environmentalorganizations and interested citizens. The public hearing notice was also postedelectronically on the Illinois EPA website,
 
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One or moregroups not associated with the Illinois EPA also publicized the public hearing throughfliers and a website. The Alton newspaper,
The Telegraph,
announced the hearing inan article on May 26, 2008.
May 28, 2008 PUBLIC HEARING
Illinois EPA Hearing Officer Charles Matoesian opened the hearing at 6 p.m. in theAdvanced Technology Center Room 141 at Lewis & Clark Community College inGodfrey, Illinois.Illinois EPA Facility Evaluation Unit Manager Dan Heacock and technical reviewer ThadFaught provided an overview of the 401 water quality certification process and thespecifics for this site.Comments and questions were received from the audience.Several spokespersons for Wal-Mart provided comments near the close of the hearing.Hearing Officer Charles Matoesian closed the hearing at
 
9:45 p.m. on May 28, 2008.Illinois EPA personnel were available before, during and after the hearing to meet withelected officials, news media and concerned citizens.Approximately 80 persons representing neighbors, consultants, attorneys, religiousorganizations, environmental groups, Village of Godfrey, Alton Telegraph newspaper,organized labor and Wal-Mart attended the hearing. A court reporter prepared atranscript of the public hearing which was posted on the Illinois EPA website.The hearing record closed on June 27, 2008.

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