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November 10, 2017
December 10, 2017


The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) proposes to reissue with change the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System/Nebraska Pretreatment Program (NPDES/NPP) permit to the City of Hastings/Public Power Generation Agency, 1228 N. Denver Ave., Hastings, NE for the Whelan Energy Center, 4520 E. South St., Hastings, NE (NPDES/NPP# NE0113506; SIC 4911). The coal fired, steam electric generating station discharges wastewater from cooling tower blowdown, noncontact cooling water, coal pile runoff and low volume waste. External Outfall 001discharges to Pawnee Creek, segment LB2-30100 in the Little Blue River Basin. External Outfall 002 discharges to the West Fork of the Big Blue River, segment BB3-30000 of the Big Blue River Basin. Pretreatment Outfalls discharge to the City of Hastings sanitary sewer system. The permit would be issued for a period of up to five years and would restrict pollutant discharges to comply with the requirements of Department regulations. The draft permit, fact sheet and other public information are available for review at NDEQ’s Lincoln Office (address below) between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays, excluding holidays. To request copies of the draft permit and other information, call 402-471-3557. Individuals requiring special accommodations or alternate formats of materials should notify the Department by calling 402-471-2186. TDD users should call 800-833-7352 and ask the relay operator to call the Department at 402-471-2186. Written comments, objection and/or hearing requests concerning permit issuance may be submitted to Lisa Giesbrecht, NPDES/NPP Permits Unit, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, 1200 N St., Suite 400, the Atrium, PO Box 98922, Lincoln, NE 68509-8922 before the comment period ending date of December 10, 2017. A determination to hold a hearing will be based upon factual environmental or regulatory consideration.