Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
Air Quality Division
Notice is given to the public, according to Chapter 14 of Title 129 - Nebraska Air Quality Regulations, for a Class II operating permit for the Wilber Municipal Power Plant, FID #58875, a municipal power plant operating three diesel fuel engines (Standard Industrial Classification code 4911) located at 412 South Main Street, Wilber, Saline County, NE. The potential emissions of regulated air pollutants (in tons per year (tpy)) at this facility will be: 1.90 tpy of Particulate Matter (PM), 1.52 tpy of PM ≤ 10 microns (PM10), 1.47 tpy PM ≤ 2.5 microns (PM2.5), 0.05 tpy Sulfur Dioxide, <98.00 tpy Oxides of Nitrogen, 26.03 tpy Carbon Monoxide, 2.76 tpy Volatile Organic Compounds, 1.69 tpy of Formaldehyde (largest quantity individual Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP), 1.90 tpy total HAPs, and 5053.37 tpy Greenhouse Gases CO2 equivalents (CO2e).
Saline County meets the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for those pollutants subject to a NAAQS and is expected to continue in that status. Saline County is unclassifiable in regard to the state Total Reduced Sulfur (TRS) standards and no TRS emissions are expected from this project. No impact is anticipated on habitat for any rare or threatened species.
The NDEQ proposes to issue a Class II operating permit with specific conditions, based on Title 129, which authorizes to limit NOx emissions to 98 tpy, limit the kWh generated to 6,456,902 kWh in any 12 consecutive month period, restrict fuel usage to diesel fuel, and require recordkeeping and reporting.
The proposed permit and supporting materials are available for inspection by the public February 22, 2017 through March 24, 2017 at the Dvoracek Memorial Library, at the office of the NDEQ, Suite 400, 1200 "N" Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, and electronically at http://deq.ne.gov. Comments received during this period will be considered prior to the final decision. During this period the applicant, or any interested person or group of persons, may request or petition the Director for a public hearing, the request must state the nature of the issues to be raised and all arguments and factual grounds supporting their position. If a public hearing is granted by the Director, the hearing will be advertised by public notice at least 30 days prior to the hearing.
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