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Friend Wastewater Treatment Facility
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August 10, 2022
September 9, 2022


The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) proposes to reissue, with change, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for the City of Friend Wastewater Treatment Facility, 235 Maple Street, Friend, NE (NPDES# NE0024007; SIC 4952). The publicly owned treatment works receives domestic wastewater, which discharges from a mechanical treatment system through Outfall 001 to an undesignated tributary of Turkey Creek; Segment BB2-30000 in the Big Blue 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 and copying at NDEE’s Lincoln Office, 245 Fallbrook Boulevard, Suite 100, Lincoln, Nebraska 68521 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (CT), 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, objections, and/or hearing requests concerning permit issuance may be submitted to NPDES and State Permits Section, Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, PO Box 98922, Lincoln, NE 68509-8922, before the comment period ending date of September 9, 2022. A determination to hold a hearing will be based upon factual environmental or regulatory consideration.