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 animal feeding operation.
This Public Notice period will be from September 08, 2017 through October 10, 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).
Kurt Wallman Livestock
11954 South 54 Road
Pickrell, NE 68422
The proposed livestock waste control facility (LWCF) is located in the NW Qtr, Section 16, Township 05N, Range 07E, Gage County, Nebraska. The application proposes the following major modifications: an increase of animal head count, removal of one building with underfloor deep pit, and construction of one building with underfloor deep pit.
The application indicates an existing maximum of 1,500 head of swine greater than or equal to 55 lbs., and proposes an increase of 700 head, for a total maximum capacity of 2,200 head of swine greater than or equal to 55 lbs.
The existing LWCF includes two buildings with underfloor deep pits.
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.