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NE 1/4, Section 15, & Pt. of Section 36, Township 29N, Range 22W, Brown County
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NPDES General Permit
June 24, 2020
July 27, 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 June 24, 2020 through July 27, 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).

Greg WilkeGreg Wilke
43092 Richardson Road
Ainsworth, NE 6921043092 Richardson Road
Ainsworth, NE 69210

The operation’s existing livestock waste control facilities (LWCFs) are located in the NE 1/4, Section 15, & Pt. of Section 36, Township 29N, Range 22W, Brown County, Nebraska. The existing LWCF includes five buildings with shallow pits with pull plugs, one lift station, and two earthen storage pits. The application proposes the modification of one earthen storage pit.

The application indicates an existing maximum of 16,417 head of swine each weighing greater than or equal to fifty-five pounds and 1,620 head of swine each weighing less than fifty-five pounds. No change to animal head count 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.