Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
Air Quality Division
Notice is given to the public, according to Chapter 14 of Title 129 - Nebraska Air Quality Regulations, of the application of Siouxland Ethanol, LLC for a class II operating permit for an ethanol manufacturing plant (standard industrial classification, SIC, code 2869) located at 1501 Knox Boulevard in Jackson, Nebraska. The term of the proposed permit is five (5) years.
The following table lists the potential emissions of regulated air pollutants from this facility that are anticipated as a result of continued operation under the terms and conditions of the proposed permit:
 Note that GHGs is not included in this table because it is not a regulated air pollutant at this source.
Regulated Air Pollutant
|Particulate Matter (PM)|
|Particulate Matter smaller than or equal to 10 microns (PM10)|
|Particulate Matter less than or equal to 2.5 microns (PM2.5)|
|Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)|
|Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)|
|Carbon Monoxide (CO)|
|Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)|
|Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) :|
| Each Individual HAP|
| Total HAP|
 Only individual HAPs with emissions greater than 0.01 ton per year are listed.
Dakota County meets the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for those pollutants subject to a NAAQS and is expected to continue in that status. Dakota County is unclassifiable in regard to the state Total Reduced Sulfur (TRS) standards and no TRS emissions are expected from this project. No impact is anticipated on habitat for any rare or threatened species.
The Department proposes to issue a class II operating permit with specific conditions, based on Title 129 - Nebraska Air Quality Regulations, which:
• Limit facility-wide HAP emissions to less than 10 tons/year for each individual HAP and less than 25 tons/year for all combined HAPs
• Require control technology to limit emissions from various pieces of production equipment
• Specify performance testing requirements for various pieces of production equipment
• Specify various requirements from Federal NSPS and NESHAP rules
• Specify inspection, operation, maintenance, and monitoring requirements
• Specify recordkeeping and reporting requirements
The proposed permit and supporting materials are available for inspection at the office of the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, Suite 400, 1200 "N" Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508. These materials were also forwarded to the South Sioux City Library. Telephone inquiries may be made at (402) 471-2189. Please notify the Department of Environmental Quality if alternate formats of materials are needed. Contact phone number is (402) 471-2186. TDD users please call 711 and ask the relay operator to call us at (402) 471-2186.
Within 30 days after the initial publication of this notice, persons may request or petition the Director for public hearing, or submit comments relative to the issuance of the proposed permit. Comments received during the 30-day public notice period, ending June 19, 2012, will be considered prior to the final decision to issue or to deny the proposed permit. A request or petition for hearing must state the nature of the issues to be raised and all arguments and factual grounds supporting such position. If a public hearing is granted by the Director, the hearing will be advertised by public notice at least 30 days prior to its occurrence.
Persons requiring further information, wanting to make comments, or making a request for a hearing should email NDEQ.AirQuality@nebraska.gov. Comments and requests for a hearing can also be mailed to W. Clark Smith, Permitting Section Supervisor, at the above address.