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Volume 40 - Issue 23 - June 10, 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-21-202/203

Pending Permits for Confined Feeding Facilities

Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Doran Feedyard
James V. Doran
PO Box 335
St. John, KS 67576
NW/4 of Section 14
T24S, R15W
Stafford County
Arkansas River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-ARSF-B009
The proposed action is to modify and reissue an existing NPDES permit for an existing facility for a maximum capacity of 999 head (999 animal units) of cattle weighing greater than 700 pounds. This represents a decrease in the permitted number of animal units from the previous permit and change to State permit status. There will be no other changes in the operation from the previous permit.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
3MK Pork, LLC
Dale Keesecker
2069 Prairie Rd.
Washington, KS 66968
NW/4 of Section 13
T02S, R02E
Washington County
Big Blue River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-BBWS-S045
The proposed action is to reissue an existing state permit for an existing facility for 2,498 head (999.2 animal units) of swine weighing more than 55 pounds. There will be no change in the operation or permitted number of animal units from the previous permit. This facility has an approved Waste Management Plan on file with KDHE.

Public Notice No. KS-AG-R-21-017/019

Per Kansas Statutes Annotated 65-171d, the following registrations have been received for a proposed facility:

Name and Address
of Registrant
Legal Description County
Lee Kohake
1181 29th Rd.
Baileyville, KS 66404
NW/4 of SW/4 of Section 31
T02S, R11E
Nemaha
Name and Address
of Registrant
Legal Description County
Joseph Thielen
19897 Homer Rd.
Dorrance, KS 67634
SW/4 of Section 36
T13S, R12W
Russell
Name and Address
of Registrant
Legal Description County
Joseph Thielen
19897 Homer Rd.
Dorrance, KS 67634
NW/4 of Section 1
T14S, R12W
Russell

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 July 10, 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-21-202/203, KS-AG-R-21-017/019) 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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