NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPROVE AN
APPLICATION FOR MAJOR MODIFICATION
Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy
Water Permits Division
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 31, 2019 through September 2, 2019. 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).
56723 830 1/2 Road
Stanton, NE 68779
The operation’s existing livestock waste control facilities (LWCFs) are located in the NW 1/4, Section 22, Township 22N, Range 02E, Stanton County, Nebraska. The existing LWCF includes two earthen storage pits and seven buildings with shallow pits with pull plugs. The application proposes the expansion of one building with shallow pits with pull plugs.
The application indicates an existing maximum of 6,788 head of swine greater than or equal to 55 lbs. and 600 head of swine less than 55 lbs., and proposes a new one-time maximum capacity of 7,717 head of swine greater than or equal to 55 lbs. and 800head of swine less than 55 lbs.
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.