NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE A
CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATING PERMIT
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 June 14, 2017 through July 17, 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).
Larson Farms, Inc.
50903 190th Ave
Creston, NE 68631
The proposed livestock waste control facility (LWCF) is located in the E 1/2, SE 1/4, Section 1, Township 20 N, Range 1 W, Platte County, Nebraska. The application proposes the following construction: two free stall dairy barns, one sand lane, two concrete sediment basins, a reception pit and pump, a clean water diversion, and one manure storage pond.
The application indicates an existing maximum of 350 head of mature dairy cows, and proposes an increase of 300 head of mature dairy cows, 125 head of dairy heifers, and 125 head of dairy calves.
The existing LWCF includes one manure storage pond, four free stall dairy barns, a parlor, two wet basins, and a clean water diversion.
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 issue a Construction and Operating Permit for the proposed LWCF. Upon completing a 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.