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January 29, 2020
February 28, 2020


Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy
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 to KAAPA Ethanol, LLC (FID 75073) an ethanol production facility for the modification of seven (7) existing tanks to also contain natural gasoline, two existing tanks to contain stock blend and two tanks becoming subject to NSPS Subpart Kb and the construction of one (1) grain bin spout with limits, monitoring and recordkeeping requirements (Standard Industrial Classification code 2869) located at 8450 KAAPA Lane, Minden, Kearney County, Nebraska 68959. The anticipated change in emissions of regulated air contaminants in tons per year (tpy) due to the grain bin spout and tank modifications at this facility will be: 44.46 tpy of Particulate Matter (PM); 12.45 tpy of PM ≤ 10 microns (PM10); 6.10 tpy PM ≤ 2.5 microns (PM2.5); -1.96E-02 tpy Sulfur Dioxide, -2.98E-01 tpy Oxides of Nitrogen, -6.41E-02 tpy Carbon Monoxide, -1.21E+01 tpy Volatile Organic Compounds, -5.58E-03 tpy of Acetaldehyde and 6.22 tpy of n-Hexane (largest quantity individual Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP), 7.90 tpy total HAPs.

Kearney County meets the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for those pollutants subject to a NAAQS and is expected to continue in that status. Kearney County meets the state Total Reduced Sulfur (TRS) standards and no significant impact on these standards is expected from this project. No impact is anticipated on habitat for any rare or threatened species.

The proposed permit and supporting materials are available Wednesday, January 29, 2020 through Friday, February 28, 2020 at the NDEE, Suite 400, 1200 "N" Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, and electronically at Only comments received by the Department during this period on new and significantly revised conditions to the previous construction permit(s) will be considered. 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.

Inquiries may be made at (402) 471-2186 or . Individuals requiring special accommodations or alternate formats of materials should notify the NDEE by calling (402) 471-2186. TDD users should call (800) 833-7352 and ask the relay operator to call the NDEE at (402) 471-2186. For further information, to submit comments, or request a hearing you may contact the NDEE by email “” or by mail submitted to the attention of Gary Buttermore, Air Quality Division, P.O. Box 98922, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-8922.