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Chief Ethanol Fuels, Inc.
1111 East Industry Drive
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May 27, 2023
June 26, 2023


The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) proposes to reissue, with change, a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System/Nebraska Pretreatment Program (NPDES/NPP) permit to Chief Ethanol Fuels, Inc, 1111 East Industry Drive, Lexington, NE (NPDES/NPP# NE0134279; SIC 2869), a dry mill corn ethanol production facility. Non-process wastewater discharges through Outfall 001 to Dawson County Drainage Ditch #1, a tributary to Spring Creek, Segment MP2-20300 in the Middle Platte River Basin. Sanitary and process wastewater discharge through Outfall 002 to Dawson County Drainage Ditch #1, a tributary to Spring Creek, Segment MP2-20300 in the Middle Platte River Basin, via the City of Lexington publicly owned treatment works. 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 and copying at NDEE’s Lincoln Office, 245 Fallbrook Boulevard, Suite 100, Lincoln, Nebraska 68521 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (CT), 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 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 June 26, 2023. A determination to hold a hearing will be based upon factual environmental or regulatory consideration. The NDEE does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, or sex in administration of its programs or activities, and NDEE does not intimidate or retaliate against any individual or group because they have exercised their rights to participate in or oppose actions protected/prohibited by 40 C.F.R. Parts 5 and 7, or for the purpose of interfering with such rights.