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Fremont Dept. of Utilities - Lon D. Wright Power Plant
2701 E. 1st Street
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February 23, 2021
March 25, 2021


The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) proposes to modify the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for the City of Fremont for the Lon D. Wright Power Plant, 2701 E. 1st St., Fremont, NE (NPDES# NE0001252; SIC 4911). The publicly owned coal-fired steam electric generating facility discharges process and non-process wastewater from Outfalls 001, 002, 003, 005, and 008 to Rawhide Creek, Segment EL1-10400 in the Elkhorn River Basin. Outfalls CT1 and MC1 discharge to the settling pond, which may discharge through Outfall 005 to Rawhide Creek. Modifications include formatting changes for permit requirements and the addition of Outfall LP1 which also discharges to the settling basin, which may discharge through Outfall 005 to Rawhide Creek, Segment EL1-10400 in the Elkhorn River Basin. The permit modification will not change the expiration date of the permit and will continue to 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, objection and/or hearing requests concerning permit issuance may be submitted to Kim Bubb, NPDES and State Permits Section, Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, 245 Fallbrook Boulevard, PO Box 98922, Lincoln, NE 68509-8922, before the comment period ending date of March 25, 2021. A determination to hold a hearing will be based upon factual environmental or regulatory consideration.