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Agrium U.S., Inc., Homestead Terminal
22292 SW 89th Road
Beatrice
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NPDES
May 11, 2018
June 10, 2018

NOTICE OF PERMIT ISSUANCE

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) proposes to reissue with change a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit to Agrium U.S., Inc., Homestead Terminal, 22292 SW 89th Road, Beatrice, NE (NPDES # NE0111805; SIC 5191). Agrium U.S., Inc., Homestead Terminal is an anhydrous ammonia, dry fertilizer, and liquid fertilizer distributing facility. Wastewater sources include noncontact cooling water from condensing units and sanitary wastewater generated onsite. The treatment consists of an activated sludge plant, an 8 cell sedimentation basin, disinfection with sodium hypochlorite, and a two-cell constructed wetland. Treated effluent is discharged through Outfall 001 and 002 to the Big Blue River, segment BB1-10000 in the Big Blue River Basin. 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/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 June 10, 2018. A determination to hold a hearing will be based upon factual environmental or regulatory consideration.