The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) proposes to reissue with change the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit NER310000 for the Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (sMS4) within the State of Nebraska in accordance to the NDEQ Title 119 – Rules and Regulations Pertaining to the Issuance of Permits under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. The permit authorizes storm water discharges from a sMS4 to the waters of the state. The Bureau of Census latest Decennial Census was used to identify the eligible municipalities. The primary function of the permit is to reduce and /or control pollutant discharges from the sMS4. The draft permit contains Best Management Practices (BMPs) to regulate the pollutant discharges from a sMS4. 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 Lisa Giesbrecht, NPDES/NPP Permits Unit, 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 March 31, 2017. A determination to hold a hearing will be based upon factual environmental or regulatory consideration.
NOTICE OF PERMIT ISSUANCE