Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center

Public Notice - Notice of Intent to Comply with General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater from State or Federally Owned Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems

Please take note that the Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center (DDPC) has filed a Notice of Intent (NOI) to comply with the General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater from State or Federally Owned Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems. DDPC has filed the NOI with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

The application is for the discharge of stormwater from the facility's separated storm sewer system to the following waters:

  • Penjajawoc Stream
  • Penobscot River

The NOI was filed on July 26, 2013. The NOI and the General Permit are available for public inspection at DEP's Augusta office during normal business hours. A copy may also be seen at the administrative offices of DDPC.

Public comment will be accepted until a final administrative action is taken to approve, approve with conditions or deny this application. Written public comments or requests for information may be made to the Municipal/Industrial Stormwater Coordinator, Department of Environmental Protection, State House Station #17, Augusta, Maine 04333-0017. Telephone (207) 287-3901.

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Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center formerly known as Bangor Mental Health Institute located in Bangor, Maine is one of two State psychiatric hospitals under the Maine State Department of Health and Human Services. DDPC is a 51 bed psychiatric hospital serving two-thirds of the State's geographic area that provides services for people with severe mental illness. The Hospital is governed under laws established by the Maine Legislature to provide care and treatment for inpatients, both voluntary and court committed inpatients, as well as outpatients. DDPC is part of a comprehensive mental health system of services in Northern and Eastern Maine, which includes community mental health centers, private psychiatric and community hospitals and private providers.

Sharon Sprague, Superintendent