NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPROVE AN
APPLICATION FOR MAJOR MODIFICATION
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
Water Permits Division
Pursuant to the Neb. Rev. Stat. 54-2425 (4) as amended, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (Department) is issuing notice to provide an opportunity for any interested person to submit written comments on the proposed decision for the following concentrated animal feeding operation.
This public comment period will be from October 25, 2018 through November 26, 2018. Comments made should pertain to issues for which the Department has authority under the Livestock Waste Management Act (Neb. Rev. Stat. Section 54-2416 through 54-2435).
GGP, LLC - Mt. Echo
3646 300th Avenue
St. Edward, NE 68660
The operation’s livestock waste control facilities (LWCF) are located in the NW 1/4, Section 16, Township 18N, Range 05W, Boone County, Nebraska. The existing LWCF include six (6) underfloor shallow pits with pull plugs and one (1) synthetically-lined storage pit. The application proposes an expansion to one of the shallow pits (Building No. 6).
The application indicates an existing maximum of 480 head of swine weighing less than fifty-five pounds and 6,350 head of swine weighing greater than or equal to fifty-five pounds. No changes to the animal head counts are proposed at this time.
The Department has reviewed the application to ensure compliance with the Livestock Waste Management Act and Title 130 – Livestock Waste Control Regulations. Currently, the Department intends to approve the application for a major modification to the previously issued Construction Approval. Upon completion of review of any written comments received, the Department will make a final decision on the permit application and respond to any comments.
The application and other public information is available for review and copying between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (CT), weekdays at the Department's Office, Suite 400, The Atrium, 1200 N Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, telephone (402) 471-2186. 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. Please include the above name and legal description of the animal feeding operation.
All comments should be sent to: Agriculture Section, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, PO Box 98922, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-8922.