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Empirical Foods
360 164th Street
South Sioux City
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November 19, 2020
December 19, 2020


The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) proposes to modify the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for Empirical Foods, 360 164th St., South Sioux City, NE (NPDES# NE0138282; SIC 2013). The facility discharges single pass, non-contact cooling water from ammonia chillers through Outfall 002 to the Missouri River, Segment MT1-10000 in the Missouri Tributaries River Basin. This modification addresses aesthetic issues found during an inspection. The permit is being modified to include the monitoring of solids and total iron. The permit modification will not change the expiration date of the permit and will continue to 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 NDEE’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 and State Permits Section, Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, 1200 N St., Suite 400, the Atrium, PO Box 98922, Lincoln, NE 68509-8922, before the comment period ending date of December 19, 2020. A determination to hold a hearing will be based upon factual environmental or regulatory consideration.