NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPROVE AN
APPLICATION FOR MAJOR MODIFICATION
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 September 22nd, 2021 through October 22nd, 2021. 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).
Patrick L. Meuret
Northview, Inc. (NDEE ID: 76867)
55130 881St Road
Wausa, NE 68786
The operation’s existing and proposed livestock waste control facilities (LWCFs) are located in the NE 1/4, NW 1/4, Section 12, Township 30 N, Range 02W, Knox County, Nebraska. The existing LWCF includes three pull plug buildings and one earthen storage pit. The application proposes the construction of one pull plug building.
The application indicates an existing maximum of 2,488 head of swine each weighing more than fifty-five pounds, and proposes a new one-time maximum capacity of 2,499 head of swine each weighing more 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 major modification to the previously issued 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, 245 Fallbrook Blvd, 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: NPDES & State Permits Section, Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, PO Box 98922, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-8922.