NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPROVE
APPLICATION FOR MAJOR MODIFICATION
Department of Environmental Quality
Water Quality 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 application for the following animal feeding operation.
This Public Notice period will be from March 21, 2012, through April 20, 2012. 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).
CC Hilltop Pork, LLC
75543 Road 411
Farnam, NE 69029
The proposed livestock waste control facility (LWCF) is located in the NE Quarter, Section 04, Township 09 North, Range 25 West, Dawson County, Nebraska. The application proposes the following major modifications: Construction of two new confinement barns for finisher swine, with a capacity of 3,000 head each.
The application indicates an existing maximum of 4,000 head of finisher swine, and proposes an increase of 6,000 head of finisher swine, in two phases, for a total maximum capacity of 10,000 head.
The existing LWCF includes one earthen lagoon, which will be converted into an earthen storage pit, and 2 buildings with underfloor shallow pits with pull plugs. The application also proposes the construction of two new buildings with underfloor shallow pits with pull plugs.
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 decision on the 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. Please notify the Department if alternate formats of materials are needed. TDD users please call 711 and ask the relay operator to call us 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.