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Metropolitan Utilities District of Omaha - Platte West Water Treament Facilities
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November 20, 2020
December 20, 2020


The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) proposes to reissue with change the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination permit to the Metropolitan Utilities District (M.U.D.) for the Platte West Potable Water Treatment Plant (PWTP), 7350 World Communications Drive, Omaha, NE (NPDES NE0137782; SIC 4941). This facility produces potable water for the Omaha metropolitan area. Process wastewater discharges through Outfall 001 to the Elkhorn River, Segment EL1-10000 in the Elkhorn River Basin. Non-process wastewater discharges through Outfall 002 to a mitigated wetland and groundwater in the Lower Platte River Basin (Subbasin LP1). 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, objections, and/or hearing requests concerning permit issuance may be submitted to Kim Bubb, NPDES and State Permits 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 20, 2020. A determination to hold a hearing will be based upon factual environmental or regulatory consideration.