Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
Air Quality Division
Notice is given to the public, according to Chapter 14 of Nebraska Administrative Code Title 129 - Nebraska Air Quality Regulations, that the Department is proposing to issue a construction permit for Central Nebraska Cremation Services, Inc. (FID 95973), a human cremation facility, to add an additional incinerator. The facility (Standard Industrial Classification code 7261) is located at 609 Front Street in Gibbon, Nebraska 68840. The anticipated change in emissions of regulated air contaminants in tons per year (tpy) due to the proposed construction at this facility will be: 2.06 tpy of Particulate Matter (PM); 2.12 tpy of PM ≤ 10 microns (PM10); 2.12 tpy PM ≤ 2.5 microns (PM2.5); 0.96 tpy Sulfur Dioxide; 2.53 tpy Oxides of Nitrogen; 2.10 tpy Carbon Monoxide; 0.18 tpy Volatile Organic Compounds; 0.32 tpy of Hydrogen chloride; and 0.35 tpy total HAPs.
Buffalo County meets the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for those pollutants subject to a NAAQS and is expected to continue in that status. No impact is anticipated on habitat for any rare or threatened species.
The Department proposes to issue a construction permit with specific conditions, based on Title 129, which approves the construction of a new human remains incinerator at the facility and requires the incinerator to be operated in conjunction with an afterburner.
The proposed permit and supporting materials are available April 13, 2017 through May 15, 2017 at the Gibbon Public Library, at the NDEQ, Suite 400, 1200 "N" Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, and electronically at http://deq.ne.gov. Comments received by the Department during this period will be considered prior to the final decision. During this period the applicant, or any interested person or group of persons, may request or petition the Director for a public hearing. The request must be in writing and state the nature of the issues to be raised and all arguments and factual grounds supporting their position. If a public hearing is granted by the Director, the hearing will be advertised by public notice at least 30 days prior to the hearing.
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