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Volume 40 - Issue 1 - January 7, 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 28-16-57 through 63, 28-18-1 through 17, 28-18a-1 through 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-21-001/010

Pending Permits for Confined Feeding Facilities

Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
High Plains Ponderosa Dairy, LLC
Greg Bethard
2042 Road V
Plains, KS 67869
All of Section 18
T33S, R30W
Meade County
Cimarron River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-CIME-D001
Federal Permit No. KS0096474
This permit is being reissued for an expanding confined feeding facility increasing head to 28,000 head (39,200 animal units) of mature dairy cattle, 20,027 head (20,027 animal units) of dairy cattle weighing more than 700 pounds and 11,545 head (5,773 animal units) of dairy cattle weighing less than 700 pounds for a total of 59,572 head (65,000 animal units) of dairy cattle. The proposed modifications also include three freestall barns, one milk parlor, silage pads and feed storage areas, a manure digester system, two new sediment basins, and two additional waste storage structures. This facility has an approved Nutrient Management Plan on file with KDHE.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Melton Ranch
Doug Melton
1140 26th Terr.
Woodston, KS 67675
SW/4 of Section 29
T07S, R16W
Rooks County
Solomon River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-SORO-B012
The proposed action is to modify and reissue the existing state permit for a facility for a maximum capacity of 900 head (450 animal units) of beef cattle weighing less than 700 pounds and increasing by adding 10 head (20 animal units) of horses, for a total capacity of 470 animal units. This represents an increase in the permitted animal units from the previous permit. No other changes to the operation of the facility are proposed at this time. This facility has an approved Waste Management Plan on file with KDHE.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Ochampaugh Farms
James Ochampaugh
2380 R Rd.
Plainville, KS 67663
SE/4 of Section 26
T08S, R17W
Rooks County
Solomon River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-SORO-B009
This is a renewal permit for an existing facility with a maximum capacity of 200 head (200 animal units) of cattle more than 700 pounds. There has been no change in the permitted animal units.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Lynn Rock
1669 1300 Ave.
Hope, KS 67451
SE/4 of Section 34
T14S, R03E
Dickinson County
Smoky Hill River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-SHDK-B011
This is a renewal permit for an existing facility with a maximum capacity for 850 head (425 animal units) of cattle weighing less than 700 pounds. This in an increase in animal units from the previous permit.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Steven Cox
1476 K-383 Hwy.
Long Island, KS 67647
SW/4 of Section 13
T01S, R20W
Phillips County
Upper Republican River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-URPL-S007
This is a renewal permit for an existing facility with a maximum capacity of 1,600 head (640 animal units) of swine more than 55 pounds. There has been no change in the permitted animal units.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Brooks Farm, Inc.
16646 Road W 13
Norton, KS 67654
SE/4 of Section 29
T03S, R25W
Norton County
Upper Republican River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-URNT-B002
This is a renewal permit for an existing facility with the maximum capacity of 999 head (999 animal units) of cattle weighing more than 700 pounds. There has been no change in the permitted animal units from the previous permit.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Spring Creek Ranch
Donald Lowry
21884 K-383 Hwy.
Almena, KS 67622
NW/4 of Section 35
T02S, R22
Norton County
Upper Republican River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-URNT-B003
This is a renewal permit for an existing facility with a maximum capacity of 600 head (600 animal units) of cattle more than 700 pounds. There has been no change in the permitted animal units from the previous permit.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Kimco Farms, Inc.
Kim A. Holle
676 Harvest Rd.
Marysville, KS 66508
SE/4 of Section 12
T02S, R06E
Marshall County
Big Blue River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-BBMS-S047
This is a renewal permit for an existing facility with a maximum capacity of 1,200 head (480 animal units) of swine more than 55 pounds, 600 head (60 animal units) of swine 55 pounds or less, 30 head (30 animal units) of cattle more than 700 pounds and 30 head (15 animal units) of cattle 700 pounds or less, for a total of 585 animal units of swine and cattle. There has been no change in the permitted animal units.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
JCal-Ann Farms, Inc.
Jeffery C. Meyer
14253 Leavenworth Rd.
Basehor, KS 66007
NE/4 of Section 36
T10S, R22E
Leavenworth County
Kansas River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-KSLV-E001
This is a permit renewal for an existing facility for the maximum capacity of 6,000 fish. There has been no change in the permitted animal units.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Morrison Dairy Farm
Eldon Morrison
16340 W. 207th
Spring Hill, KS 66083
SW/4 of Section 8
T15S, R24E
Johnson County
Marais des Cygnes River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-MCJO-B001
This is a renewal permit for an existing confined animal feeding facility for 35 head (35 animal units) of beef cattle weighing more than 700 pounds and 35 head (17.5 animal units) of beef cattle weighing less than 700 pounds; for a total of 52.5 animal units of cattle. There has been no change in animal units from the previous permit.

Public Notice No. KS-Q-21-001

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
Tamko Building Products, LLC
1598 N. US-183 Hwy.
Phillipsburg, KS 67661
Solomon River via
Deer Creek via
Drainage Ditch
Process Wastewater
Kansas Permit No. I-SO31-PO01
Federal Permit No. KS0001392
The proposed action is to reissue an existing State/NPDES permit for an existing facility. This facility manufactures asphalt fiberglass-based shingles and asphalt saturated roofing felt. Water for the facility is provided by the City of Phillipsburg Municipal Water Supply System. The proposed permit contains limits for biochemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids, pH, oil and grease, and total residual chlorine, as well as monitoring for flow, chloride, phosphorus, arsenic, sulfate, and selenium.

Persons wishing to comment on the draft documents and/or permit applications must submit their comments in writing to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment if they wish to have the comments considered in the decision-making process. Comments should be submitted to the attention of the Livestock Waste Management Section for agricultural related draft documents or applications, or to the Technical Services Section for all other permits, at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Division of Environment, Bureau of Water, 1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 420, Topeka, KS 66612-1367.

All comments regarding the draft documents or application notices received on or before February 6, 2021, will be considered in the formulation of the final determinations regarding this public notice. Please refer to the appropriate Kansas document number (KS-AG-21-001/010, KS-Q-21-001) and name of the applicant/permittee when preparing comments.

After review of any comments received during the public notice period, the Secretary of Health and Environment will issue 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).

All draft documents/applications and the supporting information including any comments received are on file and may be inspected at the offices of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Water, 1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 420, Topeka, Kansas. 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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