Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy
Air Quality Division
Notice is given to the public, according to Chapter 14 of Title 129 - Nebraska Air Quality Regulations, that the Department is proposing to issue a Class II operating permit to for Nebraska City Utilities – Power Plant #3 (Facility ID# 64753) for a municipal electric generation power plant (Standard Industrial Classification code 4911) located at Industrial Road and Bagel Drive, Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska. The potential emissions of regulated air pollutants (in tons per year (tpy)) at this facility will be: 1.90 tpy of Particulate Matter (PM), 1.75 tpy of PM ≤ 10 microns (PM10), 1.70 tpy PM ≤ 2.5 microns (PM2.5), 0.05 tpy Sulfur Dioxide, 98.00 tpy Oxides of Nitrogen, 35.53 tpy Carbon Monoxide, 6.13 tpy Volatile Organic Compounds, 1.69 tpy of Formaldehyde (largest quantity individual Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP), 2.44 tpy total HAPs, and 5,010.51 tpy Greenhouse Gases CO2 equivalents (CO2e).
Otoe County meets the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for those pollutants subject to a NAAQS and is expected to continue in that status. Otoe County is unclassifiable in regard to the state Total Reduced Sulfur (TRS) standards and no TRS emissions are/ significant impact on these standards is expected from this project. No impact is anticipated on habitat for any rare or threatened species.
The NDEE proposes to issue a Class II operating permit with specific conditions, based on Title 129, which authorizes limiting NOx emissions to 98 tpy; limiting the kWh generated to 6,456,901.5 kWh in any 12 consecutive month period; restricting fuel usage to diesel fuel or dual fuel; and requiring recordkeeping and reporting.
The proposed permit and supporting materials are available for inspection by the public August 27, 2021 through September 28, 2021 at the office of the NDEE, 245 Fallbrook Boulevard, 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.
Inquiries may be made at (402) 471-2186 or email@example.com . Individuals requiring special accommodations or alternate formats of materials should notify the NDEE by calling (402) 471-2186. TDD users should call (800) 833-7352 and ask the relay operator to call the NDEE at (402) 471-2186. For further information, to submit comments, or request a hearing you may contact the NDEE by email “firstname.lastname@example.org” or by mail submitted to the attention of David Christensen, Air Quality Division, P.O. Box 98922, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-8922.