NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPROVE AN
APPLICATION FOR A CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATING PERMIT
Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy
Water Permits Division
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 August 29, 2019 through September 30, 2019. 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).
Bryan Ruwe Finish Livestock Operation DBA - Bryan Ruwe Finish Livestock Operation
85951 577th Avenue
Wayne, NE 68787
The operation’s existing and proposed livestock waste control facilities (LWCFs) are located in the SE 1/4, NW 1/4, Section 29, Township 27N, Range 04E, Dixon County, Nebraska. The application proposes the construction of one underfloor deep pit.
The application proposes a one-time maximum capacity of 1,000 head of swine greater than or equal to 55lbs. In addition, the above operation has 840 head of swine greater than or equal to 55lbs previously exempted from inspection and permitting requirements.
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.