NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPROVE AN
APPLICATION FOR MAJOR MODIFICATION
Department of Environmental Quality
Water Permit 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 Notice period will be from September 7, 2017 through October 9, 2017. 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).
Hayes Feed Yard
720 - 133 Rd
Silver Creek, NE 68663
The proposed livestock waste control facility (LWCF) is located in the NW 1/4, SW 1/4, Section 06, Township 14N, Range 03W & W1/2, W1/2, Section 01, Township 14N, Range 04W, Polk County, Nebraska. The application proposes the following major modifications: an increase of animal head count.
The application indicates an existing maximum of 1,500 head of feeder cattle, and proposes an increase of 5,000 head, for a total maximum capacity of 6,500 head of feeder cattle.
The existing LWCF includes two holding ponds, three debris basins, one building with underfloor deep pit, and three diversion ditches. No new construction is proposed.
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.