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Keller Feedlot, Inc.
SW 1/4, Section 09 and NW 1/4 Section 16, Township 08N, Range 23W, Gosper County, Nebraska
Eustis, Nebraska
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Major Modification to Construction and Operating Permit
November 1, 2018
December 3, 2018



Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
Water Permits Division
Lincoln, Nebraska

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 November 1, 2018 through December 3, 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).

Bill Keller
Keller Feedlot, Inc.
42208 Road 748
Eustis, NE 69028

The operation’s existing and proposed livestock waste control facilities (LWCF) are located in the SW 1/4, Section 09 and NW 1/4 Section 16, Township 08N, Range 23W, Gosper County, Nebraska. The existing LWCFs include one (1) holding pond, two (2) debris basins, four (4) diversion ditches and two (2) clean water diversion ditches. The application proposes the construction of one (1) debris basin and two (2) diversion ditches, as well as a modification to the existing holding pond.

The application indicates an existing maximum of 7,500 head of Feeder Cattle and proposes a new one-time maximum capacity of 9,000 head of Feeder Cattle.

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 and Operating Permit. 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.