STATE OF WISCONSIN
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
PUBLIC NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF A NUTRIENT
MANAGEMENT PLAN AND INTENT TO ISSUE A WISCONSIN POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (WPDES)
PERMIT No. WI-0066419-01-0
Permittee: Jil Ro Sie Holsteins, W7867 County Road K, Ellsworth, WI 54011
Facility Where Discharge Occurs: Jil Ro Sie Holsteins, W7867 County Road K, Ellsworth, WI
Receiving Water and Location: Surface water and groundwater within the Trimbelle River and Mississippi River Watersheds
Brief Facility Description: Jil Ro Sie Holsteins is a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) in Pierce County, within the Town of Trimbelle. Jil Ro Sie Holsteins is owned and operated by Robert Siewert. It currently has 1,854.2 animal units (1,066 milking/dry cows, 490 heifers, and 164 calves). This operation includes three waste storage lagoons, feed storage pad, two open feedlots, cow barns, young stock barns, and outbuildings used to storage equipment.
Jil Ro Sie Holsteins has a total of 1,528 acres in their DNR conditionally approved nutrient management plan (NMP). Of these acres a reported 1,518.5 acres are available for land application of manure and process wastewater. Of total acreage, 29 acres are owned, and 1,499 acres are rented or controlled through land contract. The operation's NMP includes six fields approved for winter spreading of solid manure and emergency application of liquid manure. The NMP also includes five approved headland stacking sites.
The Department has tentatively decided that the above specified WPDES permit should be issued. This WPDES permit action is an integrated analysis action under s. NR 150.20(2), Wis. Adm. Code, and does not require a separate action under NR 150, Wis. Adm. Code.
Permit Drafter: Jeffrey Jackson, DNR, 890 Spruce St, Baldwin, WI 54002, (715)210-1415, Jeffrey.Jackson@wisconsin.gov
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 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 within 30 days of the public date of this notice, 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. 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 fact sheet (if required), the operation's nutrient management plan and application may be inspected and copied at the permit drafter's office, Monday through Friday (except holidays), between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please call the permit drafter for directions to their office location, if necessary. Information on this permit action may also be obtained by calling the permit drafter at (715)210-1415 or by writing to the Department. Reasonable costs (15 cents per page for copies and 7 cents per page for scanning) will be charged for information in the file other than the public notice and fact sheet.
Permit information is also available on the internet at:
http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/wastewater/PublicNotices.html. 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.
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