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Big Red Farms
58535 NE Hwy 35
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August 15, 2019
September 14, 2019


The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) proposes to reissue with change the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to M. G. Waldbaum dba Michael Foods, Inc. 301 Carlson Parkway, Minnetonka, MN, dba Big Red Farms, 58535 NE HWY 35, Wakefield, NE (NPDES# NE0132331; SIC 2015). Wastewater is generated from the washing of eggs prior to breaking to produce liquid egg for further processing and from sanitation and clean-up activities. Process wastewater is discharged to a lagoon treatment system. Treated effluent is land applied through Outfall 001 to agricultural land in the Subbasin EL2 in the Elkhorn River Basin. The permit would be issued for a period of up to five years and would restrict pollutant discharges to comply with the requirements of Department regulations. The draft permit, fact sheet, and other public information are available for review at NDEE’s Lincoln Office (address below) between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays, excluding holidays. To request copies of the draft permit and other information, call 402-471-3557. 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. Written comments, objection and/or hearing requests concerning permit issuance may be submitted to Kim Bubb, NPDES Permits and Compliance Section, Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, 1200 N St., Suite 400, the Atrium, PO Box 98922, Lincoln, NE 68509-8922, before the comment period ending date of September 14, 2019. A determination to hold a hearing will be based upon factual environmental or regulatory consideration.