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Petersen Feedlot
NE 1/4, Section 05, Township 31N, Range 03W, Knox County
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July 2, 2020
August 4, 2020



Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy
Water Permits Division
Lincoln, Nebraska

Pursuant to the Neb. Rev. Stat. 54-2425 (4) as amended, the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (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 July 2, 2020 through August 4, 2020. 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).

Mark MillerMark Miller
Petersen FeedlotPetersen Feedlot
88789 542 Ave.
Bloomfield, NE 6871888789 542 Ave.
Bloomfield, NE

The operation’s existing livestock waste control facility (LWCF) will be located in the NE 1/4, Section 05, Township 31N, Range 03W, Knox County, Nebraska. The existing LWCF includes one holding pond, one clean water diversion, and one debris basin. The application proposes the expansion of one holding pond, the conversion of one debris basin into wet basin, and the construction of three debris basins and one lift station.

The application indicates an existing maximum of 5,000 head of feeder cattle. No head change is 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 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 Environment and Energy, PO Box 98922, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-8922.