NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPROVE AN
APPLICATION FOR A MAJOR MODIFICATION
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
Water Permits 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 comment period will be from September 5, 2018 through October 9, 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).
Edwin Brown, President
Exidon, Inc. dba Mid-America Feedyard
2350 Road 6950
Ohiowa, NE 68416
The operation’s livestock waste control facilities (LWCFs) are located in Portions of Sections 03 (SW), 04, 09 and 10 (NW), Township 04N, Range 01W, Thayer County, Nebraska. The existing LWCFs include 4 debris basins and 5 holding ponds. The application proposes the construction of 7 debris basins, the first being the location of a manure stacking pad, drained through a 21 foot deep reception pit provided with a submersible wastewater pump.
The application indicates an existing maximum of 31,900 head of feeder cattle, and proposes a new one-time maximum capacity of 45,000 head of feeder cattle.
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 Environmental Quality, PO Box 98922, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-8922.