Notice of Intent — NDEQ

Department of Environmental Quality
Water Quality 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 animal feeding operation.
This Public Notice period will be from October 22, 2014 through November 21, 2014.  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).
Frances M. Baum
Ten West Cattle Inc.
51152 Highway 70
Elgin, NE  68636
The proposed livestock waste control facility (LWCF) is located in the Northeast Quarter of Section 08, Township 23 North, Range 08 West, Antelope County, Nebraska. The application proposes the following major modifications:  An increase in the number of feeder cattle.
The application indicates an existing maximum of 8,000 head of feeder cattle, and proposes an increase of 7,000 head of feeder cattle, for a total maximum capacity of 15,000 head of feeder cattle.
The existing LWCF includes two holding ponds and four debris basins.
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.
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, P.O. Box 98922, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-8922.
PUBLISH: October 22, 2014