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Petersen Feedlot
NE Quarter, Section 05, Township31 North, Range 03 West, Knox County, Nebraska
Bloomfield, Nebraska
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Major Modification to Construction and Operating Permit
December 14, 2017
January 16, 2018

Department of Environmental Quality
Water Permits Division
Lincoln, Nebraska

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 animal feeding operation.

This Public Comment period will be from December 14, 2017 through January 16, 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).

Anthony Petersen
Petersen Feedlot
88789 542 Ave
Bloomfield, Nebraska, 68718

The animal feeding operation is located in the NE Quarter, Section 05, Township31 North, Range 03 West, Knox County, Nebraska. The application proposes the following major modifications: An increase in the total number of feeder cattle at this site; no physical modifications to the LWCF are proposed.

The application indicates an existing maximum of 3,000 head of Feeder Cattle, and proposes an increase of 2,000 head of Feeder Cattle, for a total maximum capacity of 5,000 head.

The existing LWCF includes 1 holding pond, 1debris basin, and 1 cleanwater diversion.

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 permit. Upon completion of review of any written comments received, NDEQ 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, P.O. Box 98922, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-8922.