THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
DNR To Okay Permit For 1931 Cattle Farm
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has tentatively decided to issue a pollutant discharge elimination system to partnership of the Fendryk Brothers, W9075 County Road P, Crivitz.
Facility where the discharge occurs is at the home farm on County Road P and W10054 W 14th Road (Rymer Farm), Town of Beaver. The receiving water is surface water and groundwater within the Little Peshtigo River Watershed
The Fendryk Brothers partnership is a proposed concentrated animal feeding operation and is owned and operated by the Fendryk family. It currently has 678 milking and dry cows and 198 young stock at the home farm in addition to 40 milking cows and 1015 young stock at the Rymer Farm. The Fendryks wish to manage the operations as one rather than two separate operations.
Combined, the operations generate an estimated 11.9 million gallons of manure and process wastewater and 441 tons of solid manure that is land applied on approximately 2,537 acres covered in their nutrient management plan. Of this acreage, 638 acres are owned, and 1899 are either rented or in agreements. Annual updates to the nutrient management plan must show that an adequate land base is available for land application of the manure and process wastewater generated at the farm. Existing manure storage facilities provide approximately 7.7 million gallons of storage capacity thereby providing nearly 240 days of storage; a minimum of 180 days of total storage capacity must be maintained.
Persons wishing to comment on or object to the proposed permit action, the terms of the nutrient management plan, or the application, or to request a public informational hearing may write to the Department of Natural Resources to Jay Schiefelbein, DNR, 2984 Shawano Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54313, phone 920- 662-5407.
Where designated as a reviewable surface water discharge permit, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is allowed up to 90 days to submit comments or objections regarding the permit determination. If no comments are received on the proposed permit from anyone, including U.S. EPA, the permit will be issued as proposed.
The Department may schedule a public informational hearing if within 30 days, a request for a hearing is filed by any person. The Department shall schedule a public informational hearing if a petition requesting a hearing is received from USEPA or from 5 or more persons or if the Department determines there is significant public interest.
Information on file for this permit action, including the draft permit and fact sheet (if required), the operations nutrient management plan and application may be inspected and copied at the office of Schiefelbein. Information on this permit action may also be obtained by calling the permit drafter at 920-662-5407 or by writing to the Department. Permit information is available on the internet http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/wastewater/PublicNotices.html.