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Blecha Livestock
E 1/2, NE 1/4, Section 10, Township 10N, Range 02E, Seward County
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NPDES General Permit
August 26, 2020
September 28, 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 August 26, 2020 through September 28, 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).

Dustin BlechaDustin Blecha
Blecha LivestockBlecha Livestock
1175 336th Road
Seward, NE 684341175 336th Road
Seward, NE 68434

The proposed operation will be located in the E 1/2, NE 1/4, Section 10, Township 10N, Range 02E, Seward County, Nebraska. The application proposes the construction of a large poultry feeding operation consisting of four (4) dry-litter barns that will confine a maximum of 190,000 broilers.

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 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.