NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE A
CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATING PERMIT
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 June 6, 2012, through July 6, 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 54-2438).
Brett Ortmeier Pork
134 Road 1
Dodge, NE 68633
The proposed livestock waste control facility (LWCF) is located in the SE Quarter, SW Quarter, of Section 33, Township 22 North, Range 04 East, Cuming County, Nebraska. The application as submitted is for a proposed maximum of 3,000 head of swine greater than 55 pounds.
The proposed LWCF includes the construction of one building with an underfloor deep pit.
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 issue a Construction and Operating Permit for the proposed LWCF. Upon completing a 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.