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SW 1/4, Section 17, Township 12N, Range 19W, Dawson County
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May 31, 2023
July 3, 2023


Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy
Water Permits Division
Lincoln, Nebraska

Pursuant to the Neb. Rev. Stat. 54-2425 (4) as amended, the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (Department) is issuing notice to provide an opportunity for any interested person to submit written comments on the proposed decision for the following concentrated animal feeding operation.

This public comment period will be from May 31, 2023 through July 3, 2023. 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).

Matt Thomas

Park Valley (NDEE ID: 107084)
77150 Road 445
Sumner, NE 68878

The operation’s proposed livestock waste control facilities (LWCFs) will be located in the SW 1/4, Section 17, Township 12N, Range 19W, Dawson County, Nebraska. The application proposes the construction of two underfloor deep pit barns.

The application proposes a one-time maximum capacity of 12,500 head of Swine greater than 55 lbs. or 36,000 head of Swine less than 55 lbs.

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 previously issued Construction and Operating Permit. Upon completion of review of any written comments received, the Department 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, 245 Fallbrook Blvd, 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: NPDES & State Permits Section, Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, PO Box 98922, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-8922.