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Bloom-N-Egg Farms, M.G. Waldbaum Company (dba Michael Foods Egg Products Company)
Highway 84 West
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January 18, 2018
February 17, 2018


The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) proposes to modify the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to Bloom-N-Egg Farms, M.G. Waldbaum Company dba Michael Foods Egg Products Company, NE HWY 84 W, Bloomfield, NE (NPDES# NE0132039; SIC 2015). Wastewater is generated from the washing of eggs before breaking for further processing and from sanitation and clean-up activities. Approximately 80,000 gallons of wastewater is generated per day and treated in a two lagoon treatment system, which consists of an anerobic cell, a facultative cell, and storage cells. Treated effluent from the final cell is land applied through Outfall 001 to agricultural land. The modification is to Well Site 2017-1 with an approved variance of treated wastewater irrigation pivot stopping distance of 500 feet from the well by the NE DHHS-Drinking Water Division. 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 NDEQ’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 Lisa Giesbrecht, NPDES/NPP Permits Unit, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, 1200 N St., Suite 400, the Atrium, PO Box 98922, Lincoln, NE 68509-8922 before the comment period ending date of February 17, 2018. A determination to hold a hearing will be based upon factual environmental or regulatory consideration.