NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPROVE AN APPLICATION FOR
A CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATING PERMIT
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 April 25, 2018 through May 28, 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).
Grabenstein Livestock dba LA Farms
74579 Road 412
Eustis, NE 68028
The proposed livestock waste control facilities (LWCF) will be located in the N 1/2, Section 27, Township 08N, Range 25W, Frontier County, Nebraska. The application describes the construction of one vegetative treatment area, five debris basins and two pump stations. The existing operation confines a maximum of 999 head of feeder cattle. The application proposes an increase of 1,001 head, for a new maximum capacity of 2,000 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 a Construction and Operating Permit for the proposed LWCF. 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.