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Volume 40 - Issue 31 - August 5, 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-21-248/256

Pending Permits for Confined Feeding Facilities

Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
McGatlin Cattle, LLC
Evan McGatlin
1223 Sunflower Rd.
Greenleaf, KS 66943
SE/4 of Section 31
T03S, R04E
Washington County
Big Blue River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-LRWS-B004
The proposed action is to issue a new state permit for a facility for 999 head (999 animal units) of cattle weighing more than 700 pounds. The facility will consist of approximately 7.9 acres of open pens and a waste management system consisting of a sediment basin and a wastewater retention structure. This facility has an approved Waste Management Plan on file with KDHE. 
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
KC Pork, Inc. – Arrowhead West
Kent F. Condray
451 3rd Rd.
Clifton, KS 66937
NW/4 of Section 8
T05S, R01E
Washington County
Lower Republican River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-LRWS-S036
The proposed action is to reissue an existing state permit for an existing facility for 2,400 head (960 animal units) of swine 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.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Michael and Regina Rencin
PO Box 134
Barnes, KS 66933
SW/4 of Section 20
T03S, R05E
Washington County
Big Blue River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-BBWS-S041
The proposed action is to reissue an existing state permit for an existing facility for 2,000 head (800 animal units) of swine more than 55 pounds and 1,950 head (195 animal units) of swine 55 pounds or less, for a total of 995 animal units. 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. 
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
D & S Cattle Co., LLC
158 All American Rd.
Barnes, KS 66933
W/2 of Section 27
T05S, R05E
Washington County
Big Blue River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-BBWS-C009
Federal Permit No. KS0100251
The proposed action is to reissue an existing NPDES permit for an existing facility for 3,000 head (3,000 animal units) of cattle weighing more than 700 pounds and 2,999 head (1,499.5 animal units) of cattle weighing 700 pounds or less for a total maximum capacity of 5,999 head (4,999.5 animal units) of cattle. There will be no change in the operation or permitted number of animal units from the previous permit. This facility has an approved Nutrient Management Plan on file with KDHE.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Gold Standard Farms, LLC – Osborne
331 3rd St. NW
Waucoma, IA 52171
SW/4 of Section 14
T08S, R13W
Osborne County
Solomon River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-SOOB-S011
The proposed action is to reissue an existing state permit for an existing facility for of 2,078 head (831.2 animal units) of swine more than 55 pounds, and 1,250 head (125 animal units) of swine 55 pounds or less, for a total of 3,328 head (956.2 animal units) of swine. 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.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Robert Becker
1275 110 Rd.
Cawker City, KS 67430
NE/4 of Section 6
T08S, R10W
Mitchell County
Solomon River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-SOMC-B008
The proposed action is to reissue an existing state permit for an existing facility for 400 head (200 animal units) of cattle less than 700 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.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Stewart Feedyard
Shannon Stewart
PO Box 163
Tribune, KS 67879
SE/4 of Section 29
T18S, R39W
Greeley County
Upper Arkansas River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-UAGL-B005
The proposed action is to reissue an existing state permit for an existing facility for 900 head (450 animal units) of cattle 700 pounds or less. 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.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Prairie Pig Feeders, Inc.
Daniel Massoni
PO Box 1159
Paris, TX 75462
SW/4 of Section 5
T33S, R31W
Seward County
Cimarron River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-CISW-H003
Federal Permit No. KS0089311
The proposed action is to reissue an existing NPDES permit for an existing facility for 4,180 head (1,672 animal units) of swine 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 Nutrient Management Plan on file with KDHE.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Keesecker Agri-Business, Inc.
2069 Prairie Rd.
Washington, KS 66968
NE/4 of Section 22
T02S, R03E
Washington County
Big Blue River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-BBWS-H007
Federal Permit No. KS0095699
The proposed action is to approve an update to the Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) received for this existing facility currently permitted for 3,822 head (1,528.8 animal units) of swine weighing more than 55 pounds and 4,332 head (433.2 animal units) of swine weighing 55 pounds or less; for a total of 1,962 animal units of swine. The facility’s NMP was updated to include the addition of two new land application fields. 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. This facility has an approved Nutrient Management Plan on file with KDHE.

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 September 4, 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-21-248/256) 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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