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 September 11, 2013, through October 11, 2013.  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).
Jeff Schindler
Jeff Schindler Livestock
P.O. Box 242
Elgin, NE  68636
The proposed livestock waste control facility (LWCF) is located in the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 30, Township 24 North, Range 07 West, Antelope County, Nebraska.  The application as submitted is for an existing maximum of 750 head of swine over 55 pounds and for proposed expansion of 800 head of swine over 55 pounds for a total of 1,550 head of swine over 55 pounds.
The existing LWCF includes one building with an underfloor deep pit and the proposed 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 final decision on the permit 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.  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: September 11, 2013