Nebraska Administrative Code
Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy

Title 119 - Rules And Regulations Pertaining To The Issuance Of Permits Under The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
Chapter 19 - Effluent Limitations; Calculation on Net Basis

001 The permittee may request the Director that its effluent limitations or standards be calculated on a net basis, i.e., adjusted to reflect credit for pollutants in the discharger's intake water, if:

001.01 The permittee shows that its intake water is drawn from the same body of water into which the discharge is made;

001.02 The applicable effluent limitations and standards provide for such net basis application, or

001.03 The treatment system will not substantially remove the pollutants present in the intake water, and

001.04 Additional monitoring is required in the permit. The permittee shall notify the Director if the monitoring indicates that eligibility for an adjustment under this Chapter has been altered or no longer exists.

002 Adjustments made under 001 shall be calculated on the basis of the amount of pollutants present after any treatment steps have been performed on the intake water by or for the permittee. No adjustments will be made under 001 when the pollutants in the intake water vary physically, chemically or biologically from the pollutants limited by the permit. Nor shall effluent limitations or standards be adjusted when the discharge significantly increases concentrations of pollutants in the intake water, even though the total amount of pollutants might remain the same.

Enabling Legislation: Neb. Rev. Stat. ยง81-1505

Legal Citation: Title 119, Chapter 19, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality