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 April 11, 2012, through May 11, 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).
57815 718 Road
Jansen, NE 68377
The proposed livestock waste control facility (LWCF) is located in the Northeast Quarter and Southwest Quarter, Section 09, and the Northwest Quarter, Section 10, Township 03 North, Range 04 East, Jefferson County, Nebraska. The application proposes the following major modifications: The nursery barn constructed under Phase 2 of the existing Construction and Operating Permit was increased in length from 116 feet to 134.7 feet. Head count of nursery swine to be located in the new barn will not change.
The application indicates an existing maximum of 4,000 head of finisher swine, and 4,000 head of nursery swine and proposes no increase in head count.
The existing LWCF includes one earthen lagoon, four buildings with underfloor shallow pits with pull plugs, and one concrete storage tank.
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.