The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) proposes to reissue, with change, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for the City of Arapahoe Wastewater Treatment Facility, PO Box 235, Arapahoe, NE (NPDES# NE0021521; SIC 4952). The publicly owned treatment works receives and treats domestic wastewater which discharges from a three-cell controlled discharge lagoon system through Outfall 001 to Muddy Creek, Segment RE2-11400 in the Republican 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 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, PO Box 98922, Lincoln, NE 68509-8922, before the comment period ending date of March 5, 2021. A determination to hold a hearing will be based upon factual environmental or regulatory consideration.
NOTICE OF PERMIT ISSUANCE