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Swift Beef Company
555 South Stuhr Road
Grand Island
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November 26, 2019
December 26, 2019


The Nebraska Department of Environmental Energy (NDEE) proposes to reissue with change the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System and Nebraska Pretreatment Program permit (NPDES/NPP) to Swift Beef Company, 555 South Stuhr Road, Grand Island, NE (NPDES/NPP# NE0113891; SIC 2011). The facility is a beef processing plant where cattle are slaughtered and beef products are fabricated, rendered, boxed, and shipped. The facility also tans cattle hides. Noncontact cooling water is discharged through Outfall 001 to the Grand Island Utilities Ditch, Segment MP2-10100 of the Middle Platte River Basin. Process wastewater is discharged through Outfall 002 to an undesignated tributary to the Wood River, Segment MP2-10100 of the Middle Platte River Basin, via the Grand Island Wastewater Treatment Facility. 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 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 December 26, 2019. A determination to hold a hearing will be based upon factual environmental or regulatory consideration.