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 June 6, 2018 through July 9, 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).
DNA Production, LLC - Richter Nucleus
41911 Road 754
Eustis, NE 69028
The operation’s livestock waste control facilities (LWCFs) are located in the NW 1/4, NW 1/4, Section 13, Township 09N, Range 24W, Dawson County, Nebraska. The existing LWCFs include three earthen storage pits and five buildings with underfloor shallow pits with pull plugs. The application proposes the construction of two buildings with underfloor shallow pits with pull plugs and renovation of the three existing earthen storage pits into one large earthen storage pit.
The application indicates an existing maximum of 750 head of swine greater than or equal to fifty-five pounds, and proposes a new one-time maximum capacity of 6,050 head of swine greater than or equal to fifty-five pounds and 2,000 head of swine less than fifty-five pounds.
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.