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Koch Fertilizer Beatrice
21178 SW 89th Road
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August 3, 2018
September 2, 2018


The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) proposes to reissue with change the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for Koch Fertilizer Beatrice, 21178 SW 89th Road., Beatrice, NE (NPDES# NE0000060; SIC 2873, 2813 and 2878), a nitrogenous fertilizer manufacturing facility. The treatment facility consists of three cell lagoon system. A third party, Continental Carbonic Products, Inc., discharges cooling tower water and blowdown, sanitary wastewater, and sanitizing operation water to the Koch treatment system. Treated effluent is discharged through Outfall 001 to the Big Blue River; segment BB1-10000 of the Big Blue River Basin. The facility will be able to land apply through the use of best management practices and monitoring. 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 at NDEQ’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 Environmental Quality, 1200 N St., Suite 400, the Atrium, PO Box 98922, Lincoln, NE 68509-8922, before the comment period ending date of September 2, 2018. A determination to hold a hearing will be based upon factual environmental or regulatory consideration.