NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE
CAFO GENERAL PERMIT (NEG019000)
The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) proposes issuance of a new General Permit under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) to prevent discharges to surface waters. CAFOs within the State of Nebraska that confine only cattle, either in open lots or under roof, are eligible for coverage.
The Public Notice period will run from June 7, 2017 through July 10, 2017.
The draft permit, fact sheet and other public information are available for review online at deq.ne.gov under Public Notices or at NDEQ’s Lincoln Office (address below) between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays, excluding holidays. To request copies of the draft permit and other information, call (402) 471-2186 (TDD call operator at 711); FAX: (402) 471-2909; or E-mail: email@example.com. Alternate format materials are available with advance request.
All comments received during the public comment period will be considered in the final decision for issuance of this general permit. A request for a public hearing must be submitted in writing, and must state the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at a hearing. A determination to hold a hearing will be based on factual environmental or regulatory considerations. All public comments and requests for hearings may be submitted in writing to: Agriculture Section, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, 1200 “N” Street, The Atrium, PO Box 98922, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-8922.