Extended Comment Period
Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy
Air Quality Division
Notice is given to the public that the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) is continuing its efforts to improve, restructure and standardize Conditions I and II in air quality construction permits (CP), air quality operating permits (OP), and the accompanying factsheets. These documents are issued by the NDEE in its administration of Nebraska Administrative Code Title 129 - Nebraska Air Quality Regulations. These changes are intended to unify permit conditions and streamline the CP and OP permitting processes.
The NDEE previously advertised and held a public meeting on March 4, 2020. NDEE staff presented the information for discussion and comment, and answered questions about proposed changes to the conditions. Discussion during that meeting resulted in a decision to extend the comment period to May 1, 2020. The ongoing COVID-19 activities have hindered some from meeting that deadline, so the NDEE is extending the comment period for an additional month. Additional information will be forthcoming if any meetings are scheduled or changes made.
Although changes were discussed on March 4, no additional changes are proposed at this time. The draft conditions and factsheet language are posted as a news item on NDEE’s website (http://dee.ne.gov) as well as with this notice. The comment period has been extended through June 1, 2020. The NDEE will consider comments received during this period in its implementation of the standardized conditions.
For further information or to submit your comments, contact the NDEE by email “firstname.lastname@example.org” (noted that this email address still includes “ndeq”) or by mail submitted to the attention of David Christensen, Air Quality Division, P.O. Box 98922, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-8922.
(See attached file: 2020 STANDARD CONDITIONS - 2-12-2020.docx)
(See attached file: Class I - II.GENERAL OPERATING PERMIT CONDITIONS - 2-19-2020.docx)
(See attached file: Class II -II.GENERAL OPERATING PERMIT CONDITIONS - 2-19-2020.docx)
(See attached file: CP-II.GENERAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT CONDITIONS - 2-19-2020.docx)