Public Notice Information
Baker Ag, LLC
SE 1/4, Section 11 and NE 1/4, Section 14, Township 15N, Range 13W, Sherman County, Nebraska
Ashton, Nebraska
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Construction and Operating Permit
April 25, 2018
May 28, 2018



Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
Water Permits Division
Lincoln, Nebraska

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 concentrated animal feeding operation.

This Public Comment period will be from April 25, 2018 through May 28, 2018. 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).

Pat Baker
Baker Ag, LLC
79033 485th Avenue
Ashton, NE 68817

The proposed livestock waste control facilities (LWCF) will be located in the SE 1/4, Section 11 and NE 1/4, Section 14, Township 15N, Range 13W, Sherman County, Nebraska. The application proposes the construction of two holding ponds, one wet basin, and four debris basins. The existing operation confines a maximum of 2,500 head of feeder cattle. The application proposes an increase of 7,501 head of feeder cattle, for a new maximum capacity of 10,001 head of feeder cattle.

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 a Construction and Operating Permit for the proposed LWCF. 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 Environmental Quality, PO Box 98922, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-8922.