The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) proposes to reissue without change the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for the Loup Valleys Rural Public Power District Warehouse/Office, 606 “S” St., Ord, NE (NPDES# NE0133833; SIC 4911). The facility transmits and distributes electric power for 2500 miles around Ord, Nebraska. The discharge of single pass, non-contact cooling water is generated from 7 heat pumps and discharges through Outfall 001 to an undesignated private pond in sub-basin LO2 in the Loup River Basin. 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 Kim Bubb, NPDES Permits and Compliance Section, 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 August 24, 2018. A determination to hold a hearing will be based upon factual environmental or regulatory consideration.
NOTICE OF PERMIT ISSUANCE