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 February 22, 2017 through March 27, 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).
Todd Went Livestock
18139 430th St
Creston, NE 68631
The proposed livestock waste control facility (LWCF) is located in the West Half of SE Quarter and East Half of SW Quarter, Section 31, Township 20 North, Range 01 East, Platte County, Nebraska. The application proposes the following major modifications: increase pen area, convert the existing holding pond to a wet basin, add two new sediment basins and a new holding pond, and increase animal headcount.
The application indicates an existing maximum of 300 head of feeder cattle, and proposes an increase of 2,200 head of feeder cattle, for a total maximum capacity of 2,500 head. In addition, the above operation has 200 head of sheep previously exempted from permitting requirements.
The existing LWCF includes one holding pond.
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.