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Volume 40 - Issue 37 - September 16, 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-21-288/289

Pending Permits for Confined Feeding Facilities

Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Hahn, Inc. – Parr Facility
40511 NE R Rd.
Hanston, KS 67849
SW/4 of Section 7
T22S, R21W
Hodgeman County
Upper Arkansas River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-UAHG-B004
The proposed action is to reissue an existing state permit for an existing facility for 500 head (500 animal units) of beef cattle greater 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. Facility is currently inactive.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Cottonwood Hog Farm
2901 NW 60th St.
Hesston, KS 67114
SE/4 of Section 24
T22S, R01W
Harvey County
Little Arkansas River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-LAHV-H002
Federal Permit No. KS0094331
The proposed action is to approve an update to the Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) received for this existing facility currently permitted for 4,200 head (1,680 animal units) of swine weighing more than 55 pounds. The facility’s NMP was updated to include updated application rate limitations for. The application rate limitations for two fields 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. This facility has an approved Nutrient Management Plan on file with KDHE.

Public Notice No. KS-Q-21-086

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
Penny’s Concrete
23400 W. 82nd St.
Shawnee, KS 66227
Marais des Cygnes River
via Ottawa Creek via
Walnut Creek
Process Wastewater
Kansas Permit No. I-MC48-PO03
Federal Permit No. KS0088579
Legal Description: SE¼, S23, T16S, R20E, Franklin County, Kansas
Facility Name: LeLoup Quarry
The proposed action is to reissue an existing State/NPDES permit for an existing facility. This facility is a limestone quarrying and crushing operation with some washing. Outfall 001A1 consists of treated wash water discharged from the final wash water sedimentation pond prior to discharge into a sedimentation pond. Outfall 001X1 consists of Outfall 001A1 flow, pit drainage and stormwater runoff. All domestic wastes generated on-site from the office building will be treated by an on-site, non-discharging lagoon, which is regulated by Franklin County. The proposed permit contains total suspended solids.

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 October 16, 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-21-288/289, KS-Q-21-086) 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 Stuart Klaus, 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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