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Volume 40 - Issue 13 - April 1, 2021

State of Kansas

Department of Health and Environment

Notice of Hearing

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has prepared a proposed Kansas Water Pollution Control Permit, A-URNT-H011 and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit KS0101290 for Clarke and Julia Nelson, Rolling Hills Pork, located in Almena, Kansas.

The proposed action is to modify an existing State/NPDES permit for a facility for 9,300 head (3,720 animal units) of swine weighing more than 55 pounds each. There is no change in the permitted number of animal units from the previous permit. This permit is being modified to change the property boundary. There are no other changes to the permit. Only the portions of the permit being modified are subject to comment. The facility has an approved Nutrient Management Plan on file with KDHE. The facility is located in the Southwest Quarter of Section 12, Township 2 South, Range 21 West in Norton County, Kansas. A notice in the Kansas Register dated April 1, 2021, informed the public of the availability of the proposed water pollution control permit for Clarke and Julia Nelson, Rolling Hills Pork. A public hearing has been scheduled in conformance with Kansas Administrative Regulation 28-16-61.

The purpose of this hearing is to inform the public, stakeholders, and regulated community about the proposed Kansas Water Pollution Control Permit and receive public comment. The first portion of the hearing will consist of outlining the proposed facility and proposed permit, and the second portion of the hearing will be open for public comment.

A public hearing on the proposed permit has been scheduled for:

Date: May 6, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. (CST)
Location: Virtual

As part of the ongoing efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Kansas, the hearing will be held remotely via Zoom. Phone only options are available after registration through the Zoom platform.

Individuals wanting to participate and provide public comment during the hearing are requested to register by 5:00 p.m. (CST) May 4, 2021 at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dPwEki_qTJCrJD6rpJb7sg.

It is strongly encouraged to submit a copy of any prepared comments by email, postal mail, or fax to the addresses specified on this notice when you register.

Those attending via Zoom or by phone at the number provided in your registration receipt will also be provided an opportunity to speak and provide comment on the proposed permit if they wish.

Copies of the permit application, the proposed KDHE permit, and other pertinent documents may be viewed in person at the Topeka Central office by scheduling an appointment, or copies requested by writing to Rachel Hammond, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, BEFS-Livestock Waste Management Section, 1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 430, Topeka, KS 66612-1367 or via telephone at 785-296-0076; email at kdhe.feedlots@ks.gov; or fax 785-559-4258. Appropriate copying charges will be assessed for each request.

Questions or written comments should be directed to Matthew Steele Ph.D., P.E., Section Chief, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, BEFS-Livestock Waste Management Section at 1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 430, Topeka, KS 66612-1367; by email at kdhe.feedlots@ks.gov; or via telephone at 785-296-6432.

Any individual with a disability may request accommodation in order to participate in the public hearing process and may request the provided documents in an accessible format. Requests for accommodation to participate in the hearing process should be made at least five working days in advance of the hearing by contacting KDHE. Requests can be made to Rachel Hammond, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, BEFS-Livestock Waste Management Section, 1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 430, Topeka, KS 66612-1367 or via telephone at 785-296-0076; email at kdhe.feedlots@ks.gov; or fax at 785-559-4258.

Any updated information on how to participate in the public hearing will be provided on the Bureau of Environmental Field Services–Livestock Waste Management Section website at https://www.kdheks.gov/feedlots/index.html.

Lee A. Norman, M.D.
Secretary

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