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Bauman Finishers
SW 1/4, Section 17, Township 21N, Range 04E, Cuming County
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July 15, 2020
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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 animal feeding operation.

This public comment period will be from July 15, 2020 through August 17, 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).

Russ Vering
Bauman Finishers
Half-mile north of D Road along 2nd Road
Howells, NE 68641

The operation’s proposed livestock waste control facility (LWCF) will be located in the SW 1/4, Section 17, Township 21N, Range 04E, Cuming County, Nebraska. The application proposes the construction of two barns with underfloor shallow pits, one solids separator building, one earthen storage pit, and two clean water diversions.

The application proposes a permitted one-time maximum capacity of 15,000 head of swine each weighing greater than or equal to fifty-five pounds, or 30,000 head of swine each weighing less than fifty-five pounds.

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.