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August 3, 2018
September 2, 2018


The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) proposes to reissue with change the Nebraska Pretreatment Program (NPP) permit to Becton Dickinson & Company, 1 Becton Dr., Franklin Lakes, NJ d/b/a Becton Dickinson & Company – Medication and Procedural Solutions, 1852 10th Avenue, Columbus, NE (NPP# NE0060089; SIC 3841, 2834). This facility manufactures syringes and other medical devices. The facility discharges non-contact cooling water, sanitary wastewater, reject waters from water treatment systems, non-categorical process wastewater, boiler blowdown, and metal finishing process wastewater through 10 Outfalls to the Loup River, segment LO1-10000 in the Loup River Basin via the City of Columbus publicly owned treatment works. 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.