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 January 24, 2018 through February 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).
1020 Road K
Fairfield, NE 68938
The operation’s livestock waste control facilities (LWCF) are located in the SW 1/4 & SW 1/4, SE 1/4, Section 27 and Pt. NW 1/4, Section 34, Township 06N, Range 07W, Clay County, Nebraska. The application proposes the following major modifications: increasing the size of one existing holding pond and modifying the berms of one existing debris basin. The application indicates an existing maximum of 4,000 head of feeder cattle and proposes no changes to this approved headcount. The existing LWCF include three holding ponds, four debris basins and one clean water diversion.
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 permit. Upon completion of review of any written comments received, NDEQ 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.