The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) proposes to modify the Nebraska Pretreatment Program (NPP) permit for BNSF Railway Company – Alliance Wastewater Treatment Plant, 100 East Kansas Street, Alliance, NE (NPP# NE0139581; SIC 4011). This facility pretreats wastewater generated through railroad maintenance operations. Treated wastewater is discharged through Outfall 001 to Subbasin NI4 of the Niobrara River Basin via the City of Alliance publicly owned treatment works. The modification is reduced flow monitoring frequency. 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 Permits and Compliance 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 March 13, 2020. A determination to hold a hearing will be based upon factual environmental or regulatory consideration.
NOTICE OF PERMIT ISSUANCE