June 27, 2012STATE OF WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF
NATURAL RESOURCES PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO REISSUE A WISCONSIN POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (WPDES) PERMIT No.WI-0054224-08-0
PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO REISSUE A WISCONSIN POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (WPDES) PERMIT No.WI-0054224-08-0
Permittee: Nestle Purina PetCare Company, N1725 805th St., Hager City, WI 54014
Facility Where Discharge Occurs: Nestle Purina PetCare Company, T25N R18W Hwys 63 & 35, Hager City, WI
Receiving Water and Location: the Groundwaters of the Lower Chippewa River Drainage Basin in Pierce County
Brief Facility Description and Summary of Proposed Changes: Nestle Purina PetCare Company owns and operates an animal feed production facility which uses chilled and frozen meat and meat by-products, yeast, and appearance and flavor enhancers to make their products for the pet food industry. The processes include enzymatic and non-enzymatic digestion, wet processing, spray drying and dry blending of animal feed ingredients. The wastewater generated at this facility consists of process wastewater (average of 7.64 million gallons per year, MGY), boiler blowdown (1 MGY), and non-contact cooling water (6 MGY). The wastewater is pretreated
on-site prior to land disposal in an absorption pond. The actual annual average for 2011 of total wastewater discharged to the absorption pond was 41,800 gallons per day. Sludge is removed from the pond system and landspread about every 5 years. Approximately 2.3 million gallons of sludge from the pond system was landspread on Department approved sites in 2011. Sanitary waste is segregated and treated in a septic system. Operational changes during the last permit term were as follows: an expansion of operations in 2010 that included a new spray dryer, building, rerouted traffic on-site, modified drainage patterns, and installed Stormwater collection improvement for runoff directed to the onsite wastewater treatment system. Significant changes proposed for the upcoming permit term are as follows: addition of calculated total nitrogen at Outfall 001 (absorption pond), removal of the BOD groundwater monitoring requirement and a reduction of the total ammonia groundwater PAL and ES.
Permit Drafter: Holly Heldstab, DNR, WCR Headquarters, 1300 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54702, (715) 839-
Basin Engineer: Peter Skorseth, DNR, 890 Spruce Street, Baldwin, WI 54002, (715) 684-2914, email@example.com
The Department has tentatively decided that the above specified WPDES permit should be
Limitations and conditions which the Department believes adequately protect the receiving water are included in the proposed permit. Land application of waste shall be done in
accordance with permit conditions and applicable codes. All land application sites shall be approved prior to their use. To receive a list of approved sites, or to be notified of potential approvals, contact the basin engineer.
Persons wishing to comment on or object to the proposed permit action, or to request a public hearing, may write to the Department of Natural Resources at the permit drafter’s address.
All comments or suggestions received no later than 30 days after the publication date of this public notice will be considered along with other information on file in making a final
decision regarding the permit. Anyone providing comments in response to this public notice will receive a notification of the Department’s final decision when the permit is issued. 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 this 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 requested by any person and shall schedule a public informational hearing if a petition requesting a hearing is received
from 5 or more persons or if response to this notice indicates significant public interest pursuant to s. 283.49, Stats. Requests for a public informational hearing shall state the following: the name and address of the person(s) requesting the hearing; the interest in the proposed permit of the person(s) requesting the hearing; the reasons for the request; and the
issues proposed to be considered at the hearing.
Information on file for this permit action, including the draft permit and permit information form (PIF), may be inspected and copied at the permit drafter’s or basin engineer’s office,
Monday through Friday (except holidays), between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please call the permit drafter or basin engineer for directions to their office location, if necessary. Information on this permit action may also be obtained by calling the permit drafter at (715)839-1634 or by writing to the Department. Reasonable costs (usually 20 cents per page) will be charged for copies of information in the file other than the public notice and PIF. Permit information is also available on the internet at:http://dnr.wi.gov/org/water/wm/ww/drafts/pubnot.htm. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodation, including the provision of informational material
in an alternative format, will be made to qualified individuals upon request.