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Rance Lierman
NW 1/4, NE 1/4, Section 08, Township 14N, Range 11W, Howard County
St. Paul, NE
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Intent to Revoke Construction Approvals and a State Operating Permit
August 29, 2018
October 1, 2018


Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
Water Permits Division
Lincoln, Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (Department) is issuing notice to provide an opportunity for any interested person to submit written comments, objections, and/or hearing requests concerning the revocation of Construction Approvals and a State Operating Permit issued to the following concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO).
The Public Comment period will run from August 29, 2018 through October 1, 2018.

Rance Lierman
R & V Swine
1731 12th Avenue
St. Paul, NE 68873

The Department proposes to revoke the Construction Approvals and State Operating Permit issued to the CAFO located in the NW 1/4, NE 1/4, Section 08, Township 14N, Range 11W, Howard County, Nebraska.

This proposed revocation is based on a July 18, 2018 inspection conducted by Department representatives in accordance with the Nebraska Livestock Waste Management Act and Title 130, Livestock Waste Control Regulations. This inspection revealed that the owners of the CAFO described above are no longer feeding livestock, and the operation has been permanently and properly closed according to all Title 130 closure requirements. As a result, the Department deems the operation eligible for a revocation of permit coverage. If, in the future, an owner or operator would seek to resume feeding livestock at this location as a medium or large animal feeding operation, they must first request an inspection from the Department prior to starting construction or feeding any livestock.

The inspection report, fact sheet and other public information are available for review and copying between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (CT), weekdays, excluding holidays at the Department's Office, Suite 400, The Atrium, 1200 N Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68508-8922; Telephone (402) 471-2186; FAX: (402) 471-2909; or E-Mail: 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 concentrated animal feeding operation.

All comments received during the public comment period will be considered in the final decision for revocation of the Construction Approvals and State Operating Permit. A request for a public hearing must be submitted in writing and must state the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at a hearing. A determination to hold a hearing will be based on factual environmental or regulatory considerations. All public comments and requests for hearings may be submitted in writing to: Agriculture Section, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, PO Box 98922, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-8922.