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Volume 40 - Issue 19 - May 13, 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-21-183

Pending Permits for Confined Feeding Facilities

Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Jeff D. Bina
1915 275th St.
Marion, KS 66861
SE/4 of Section 18
T18S, R04E
Marion County
Neosho River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-NEMN-B023
This permit is being reissued for an existing facility with a maximum capacity of 600 head (240 animal units) of swine more than 55 pounds and 750 head (750 animal units) of cattle more than 700 pounds, for a total of 1,350 head (990 animal units) of swine and cattle. There has been no change in the permitted animal units.

Public Notice No. KS-AG-R-21-011/012

Per Kansas Statutes Annotated 65-171d, the following registration(s) has been received for a proposed facility:

Name and Address
of Registrant
Legal Description County
Preheim Ag
Wesley Shaw
565 Quail Creek
Peabody, KS 66866
NW/4 of Section 17
T22S, R04E
Marion
Name and Address
of Registrant
Legal Description County
Mark and Deborah Allen
PO Box 276
Hopkinton, NH 03229
S/2 of NE/4 of Section 29
S/2 of NW/4 of Section 28
T12S, R13E
Wabaunsee

Public Notice No. KS-Q-21-032/036

The requirements of the draft permit public noticed below are pursuant to the Kansas Surface Water Quality Standards, K.A.R. 28-16-28(b-g), and Federal Surface Water Criteria.

Name and Address
of Applicant
Receiving Stream Type of Discharge
Alsop Sand Company, Inc.
105 Industrial Rd.
Concordia, KS 66901
Republican River Process Wastewater
Kansas Permit No. I-LR22-PO02
Federal Permit No. KS0101915
Legal Description: SE¼ of NW¼, S5, T4S, R4W, Republic County, Kansas
Facility Name: Nordman Limestone Quarry
The proposed action is to issue a new State/NPDES permit for an existing facility that has not been previously permitted by KDHE Bureau of Water. This is a limestone quarrying and crushing operation with no rock washing. Outfall 001A1 consists of pit water and stormwater runoff only. In compliance with Kansas and federal law, KDHE has approved an antidegradation review for this new facility for increased concentrations and mass of some pollutants to the receiving stream. The water quality of the receiving stream will not be lowered below the quality necessary to support existing designated uses. The proposed permit contains generic language to protect the waters of the state.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Receiving Stream Type of Discharge
Buffalo, City of
PO Box 88
Buffalo, KS 66717
Buffalo Creek Treated Domestic Wastewater
Kansas Permit No. M-VE03-OO02
Federal Permit No. KS0094722
Legal Description: NE¼, SE¼, NE¼, S12, T27S, R15E, Wilson County, Kansas
The proposed permit is to reissue an existing State/NPDES permit to an existing facility. This facility is a three-cell wastewater stabilization lagoon system. The proposed permit contains limits for biochemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids, pH, and ammonia, as well as monitoring for E. coli.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Receiving Stream Type of Discharge
Elk City, City of
PO Box 245
Elk City, KS 67344-0245
Elk Creek Treated Domestic Wastewater
Kansas Permit No. M-VE14-OO01
Federal Permit No. KS0045969
Legal Description: NW¼, SE¼, NE¼, S6, T32S, R14E, Montgomery County, Kansas
The proposed action is to reissue an existing State/NPDES permit for an existing facility. This facility is an Imhoff Tank followed by a two-cell wastewater stabilization lagoon system. The proposed permit contains limits for biochemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids, pH, and ammonia, as well as monitoring for E. coli and lead.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Receiving Stream Type of Discharge
Hamilton, City of
PO Box 58
Hamilton, KS 66853
Onion Creek via
Unnamed Tributary
Treated Domestic Wastewater
Kansas Permit No. M-VE20-OO01
Federal Permit No. KS0046001
Legal Description: SE¼, SW¼, NW¼, S1, T24S, R11E, Greenwood County, Kansas
The proposed action is to reissue an existing State/NPDES permit for an existing facility. This facility is a three-cell wastewater stabilization lagoon system. The proposed permit contains limits for biochemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids, pH, and ammonia, as well as monitoring for E. coli.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Receiving Stream Type of Discharge
Moline, City of
PO Box 253
Moline, KS 67353
Elk River via
Wildcat Creek
Treated Domestic Wastewater
Kansas Permit No. M-VE27-OO01
Federal Permit No. KS0027162
Legal Description: SE¼, SW¼, NW¼, S11, T31S, R10E, Elk County, Kansas
The proposed action is to reissue an existing State/NPDES permit for an existing facility. This facility is a three-cell wastewater stabilization lagoon system. The proposed permit contains limits for biochemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids, pH, and ammonia, as well as monitoring for E. coli and lead.

Public Notice No. KS-PT-21-003

The requirements of the draft permit public noticed below are pursuant to the Kansas Administrative Regulations 28-16-82 through 28-16-98, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Pretreatment Regulation 40 CFR 403.

Name and Address
of Applicant
Receiving Facility Type of Discharge
Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc.
1525 E. North St.
Salina, KS 67402-5060
Abilene Municipal
Wastewater Treatment Plant
Process Wastewater
Kansas Permit No. P-SH01-OO01
Federal Permit No. KSP000029
Facility Name: Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc – Abilene Facility
Facility Location: 1100 NW 8th St., Abilene, KS 67410
The proposed action is to reissue an existing pretreatment permit for an existing facility. This facility manufactures various types of landscape equipment. Regulated wastes consist of wastewater from a conversion coating (phosphating) operation, which consists of an automatic eight-stage washing system. Wastewater is treated with a chemical precipitation system and discharged via Outfall 003A1. Outfalls 001A1 and 002A1 no longer discharge to the city sewer. The proposed permit contains pretreatment limitations for pH, total toxic organics, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, nickel, silver, zinc, and cyanide.

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 12, 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-21-183, KS-AG-R-21-011/012, KS-Q-21-032/036, KS-PT-21-003) 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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