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Volume 40 - Issue 18 - May 6, 2021

State of Kansas

Department of Health and Environment

Notice Concerning Kansas/Federal Water
Pollution Control Permits and Applications

In accordance with Kansas Administrative Regulations 28-16-57a through 63, 28-18-1 through 17, 28-18a-1 through 31 and 33, 28-16-150 through 154, 28-46-7, and the authority vested with the state by the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, various draft water pollution control documents (permits, notices to revoke and reissue, notices to terminate) have been prepared and/or permit applications have been received for discharges to waters of the United States and the state of Kansas for the class of discharges described below.

The proposed actions concerning the draft documents are based on staff review, applying the appropriate standards, regulations, and effluent limitations of the state of Kansas and the Environmental Protection Agency. The final action will result in a Federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Authorization and/or a Kansas Water Pollution Control permit being issued, subject to certain conditions, revocation, and reissuance of the designated permit or termination of the designated permit.

Public Notice No. KS-AG-21-178/182

Pending Permits for Confined Feeding Facilities

Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Midwest Feeders, Inc.
Jeff Sternberger
05013 13 Rd.
Ingalls, KS 67853
S/2 of Section 24
N/2 & SE/4 of Section 25
T24S, R29W
All of Section 19
T24S, R28W
Gray County
Upper Arkansas River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-UAGY-C005
Federal Permit No. KS0115169
The proposed action is to modify the current NPDES permit for an existing facility. Modifications to the permit will be the proposed construction of a new earth retention structure (WSP 8) that will receive and transfer waste waters from the other on-site waste storage ponds and to the application fields. WSP 8 will retain wastes but will not receive external runoff. There are no other changes to the permit. Only the portions of the permit being modified are subject to comment. This facility has an approved Nutrient Management Plan on file with KDHE.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
DJ Dairy Company
22601 W. 71st S.
Viola, KS 67149
NW/4 of Section 1
T29S, R03W
Sedgwick County
Lower Arkansas River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-ARSG-M011
The proposed action is to reissue an existing state permit for an existing facility for 160 head (224 animal units) of mature dairy cattle and 25 head (12.5 animal units) of cattle weighing less than 700 pounds, for a total capacity of 236.5 animal units. There will be no change in the operation or permitted number of animal units from the previous permit.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Great Bend Feeding, Inc.
Paul Woydziak
355 NW 30 Ave.
Great Bend, KS 67530
E/2 of Section 10
and All of Section 11
T19S, R14W
Barton County
Upper Arkansas River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-UABT-C002
Federal Permit No. KS0040576
The proposed action is to modify the current NPDES permit and Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) for an existing facility for 35,000 head (35,000 animal units) of cattle weighing greater than 700 pounds. The proposed modification is to add composting, along with rendering, as a method of mortality management. There are no other changes to the permit or NMP. Only the portions of the permit and NMP being modified are subject to comment.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Great Bend Feeding, Inc. – East
251 NW 10th Ave.
Great Bend, KS 67530
All of Section 18
T19S, R13W
Barton County
Upper Arkansas River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-UABT-C001
Federal Permit No. KS0040606
The proposed action is to modify the current NPDES permit and Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) for an existing facility for 24,000 head (24,000 animal units) of cattle weighing greater than 700 pounds. The proposed modification is to add composting, along with rendering, as a method of mortality management. There are no other changes to the permit or NMP. Only the portions of the permit and NMP being modified are subject to comment.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Cheney Feed Yard
Gary Cheney
12500 S. Kansas Rd.
Scott City, KS 67871
NW/4 of Section 24
T20S, R33W
Scott County
Upper Arkansas River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-UASC-C026
Federal Permit No. KS0097063
The proposed action is to approve an update to the Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) received for this existing facility currently permitted for 1,500 head (1,500 animal units) of cattle weighing greater than 700 pounds. The facility’s NMP was updated to include a change in the application rate limitation for six fields. The fields’ application rate limitations for NE20N, NE20S, SE15N, SE15S, SE23N and SE23S have become less restrictive than the previous NMP. There are no changes to the permit or in the permitted number of animal units. Only the updated portion of the Nutrient Management Plan is subject to comment.

Persons wishing to comment on or object to the draft documents and/or permit applications must submit their comments in writing to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) if they wish to have the comments or objections considered in the decision-making process. All written comments regarding the draft documents, application or registration notices received on or before June 5, 2021, will be considered in the formulation of the final determination regarding this public notice. Please refer to the appropriate Kansas document number (KS-AG-21-178/182) and name of the applicant/permittee when preparing comments.

All comments received will be responded to at the time the Secretary of Health and Environment issues a determination regarding final agency action on each draft document/application. If response to any draft document/application indicates significant public interest, a public hearing may be held in conformance with K.A.R. 28-16-61 (28-46-21 for UIC). A request for public hearing must be submitted in writing and shall state the nature of the issues proposed to be raised during the hearing.

Comments or objections for agricultural related draft documents, permit applications, registrations or actions should be submitted to the attention of Matthew Steele Ph.D., P.E., Section Chief, Livestock Waste Management Section at the KDHE, Bureau of Environmental Field Services (BEFS), 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 430, Topeka, KS 66612. Comments or objections for all other proposed permits or actions should be sent to Michael Beezhold at the KDHE, Bureau of Water, 1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 420, Topeka, KS 66612.

All draft documents/applications and the supporting information including any comments received are on file and may be inspected at the offices of the KDHE. For agricultural related draft documents or applications an appointment can be scheduled, or copies requested by contacting Rachel Hammond, BEFS, Livestock Waste Management Section at 1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 430, Topeka, KS 66612, telephone 785-296-0076 or email at kdhe.feedlots@ks.gov. For all other proposed permits or actions an appointment can be scheduled, or copies requested by contacting Christopher Zwiener, Bureau of Water, 1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 420, Topeka, KS 66612, telephone 785-296-3056 or email at Christopher.Zwiener@ks.gov. These documents are available upon request at the copying cost assessed by KDHE. Application information and components of plans and specifications for all new and expanding swine facilities are available at http://www.kdheks.gov/feedlots. Division of Environment offices are open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Lee A. Norman, M.D.
Secretary

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