NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPROVE AN
APPLICATION FOR 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 March 29, 2018 through April 30, 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).
Christensen Brothers Partnership, LLP - LDC
48068 Jackson Road
Atkinson, NE 68713
The proposed livestock waste control facilities (LWCFs) are located in the NE 1/4, Section 07, Township 31N, Range 13W, Holt County, Nebraska. The application proposes the following major modifications: a reduction in animal head count, the construction of two lift stations, one mechanical separator, and seven buildings with underfloor shallow pits with pull plugs and the closure and removal of all existing gutter flush buildings.
The application indicates an existing maximum of 50,085 head of swine greater than or equal to 55 lbs. and 16,380 head of swine less than 55 lbs., and proposes a decrease of 24,279 head of swine greater than or equal to 55 lbs. and 13,361 head of swine less than 55 lbs., for a maximum one time capacity of 25,806 head of swine greater than or equal to 55 lbs. and 3,019 head of swine less than 55 lbs.
The previously permitted facilities include two earthen lagoons and seventy-five gutter flush buildings.
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, PO Box 98922, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-8922.