NOTICE OF PERMIT ISSUANCEThe Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) proposes to reissue with change the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for the Nebraska Public Power District, 1414 15th St., Columbus, NE d/b/a Cooper Nuclear Station, 72676 648 A Avenue, Brownville, NE (NPDES# NE0001244; SIC 4911). The nuclear fuel steam electric power station has a net generating capacity of 778,000 kilowatts of power from the turbine-generator, which is driven by heated water produced by the fission of nuclear fuel in a nuclear reactor. Once pass through cooling water from the Missouri River provides cooling for the steam condensers and is discharged through Outfall 001 to the Missouri River, segment NE1-10000 of the Nemaha River Basin. Outfalls 002B, 002C 004, 008, and 009 are internal waste streams of low volume categorical wastes including boiler blowdown, RO reject water, equipment condensate and floor drains. The outfalls are regulated at the source before dilution with any non-categorical waste streams. Sanitary wastes from the facility discharge to a two-cell lagoon treatment system and then land applied. 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 (TDD operator 711). Alternate format materials are available with advance request. Written comments, objection and/or hearing requests concerning permit issuance may be submitted to Alan Aanerud, 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 24, 2012. A determination to hold a hearing will be based upon factual environmental or regulatory consideration.