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Volume 40 - Issue 43 - October 28, 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-21-320/322

Pending Permits for Confined Feeding Facilities

Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Douglas Dairy
Steve Douglas
615 W. Rosehill Rd.
Assaria, KS 67416
NE/4 of Section 35
T16S, R03W
Saline County
Smoky Hill River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-SHSA-M006
The proposed action is to reissue an existing state permit for an existing facility for 30 head (15 animal units) of cattle weighing less than 700 pounds, and 150 head (210 animal units) of mature dairy cattle, for a total of 180 head (225 animal units). 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.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Dale Springer – Sloan Unit
5816 CR 3300
Independence, KS 67301
NE/4 of Section 15
T31S, R15E
Montgomery County
Verdigris River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-VEMG-S042
The proposed action is to reissue an existing state permit for an existing facility for 2400 head (960 animal units) of swine more than 55 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.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Roth Farms – Easterberg Farm
Ron Roth
1960 Quail Rd.
Clay Center, KS 67432
NW/4 of Section 35
T07S, R03E
Clay County
Lower Republican River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-LRCY-S012
The proposed action is to reissue an existing state permit for an existing facility for 636 head (254.4 animal units) of swine more than 55 pounds and 768 head (76.8 animal units) of swine 55 pounds or less, for a total of 331.2 animal units of swine. 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.

Public Notice No. KS-Q-21-095/098

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
DeSoto, City of
PO Box C
DeSoto, KS 66018
Kansas River Treated Domestic Wastewater
Kansas Permit No. M-KS12-OO03
Federal Permit No. KS0098167
Legal Description: NE¼, SE¼, NW¼, S29, T12S, R22E, Johnson County, Kansas
Facility Name: DeSoto Wastewater Treatment Facility
The proposed action is to reissue an existing State/NPDES permit for an existing facility. This facility is a mechanical wastewater treatment plant consisting of a lift station with chemical addition, mechanical bar screen, extended aeration activated sludge (Aero-Mod) process (including biological nitrification, denitrification, and phosphorus removal), UV disinfection, aerobic sludge digester, and sludge belt filter press. The proposed permit contains limits for biochemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids, pH, ammonia, and E. coli, as well as monitoring for total Kjeldahl nitrogen, nitrate + nitrite, total nitrogen, total phosphorus, and flow.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Receiving Stream Type of Discharge
Ecovyst Catalyst Technologies, LLC
1700 Kansas Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66105
Kansas River via
¼ mile of storm sewer
Process Wastewater
Kansas Permit No. I-KS27-CO34
Federal Permit No. KS0089061
Legal Description: SW¼, S16, T11S, R25E, Wyandotte County, Kansas
The proposed action is to reissue an existing State/NPDES permit for an existing facility. This facility produces sodium silicates, zeolite catalysts, silica gel catalysts and formed zeolite (molecular sieves) and normally discharges all wastes to the city sanitary sewer. However, in the event of a local power outage, this facility discharges non-contact cooling water, containing no additives, to Outfalls 001 and 002. All sanitary and process wastewater generated on-site is discharged to the Kansas City sanitary sewer. The proposed permit contains generic language to protect the waters of the state.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Receiving Stream Type of Discharge
Rose Hill, City of
PO Box 185
Rose Hill, KS 67133
Eight Mile Creek Treated Domestic Wastewater
Kansas Permit No. M-WA13-OO02
Federal Permit No. KS0098850
Legal Description: W½, NE¼, S29, T28S, R3E, Butler County, Kansas
Facility Name: Rose Hill Wastewater Treatment Plant
Facility Location: 15385 SW 160th, Butler County, Kansas
The proposed action is to reissue an existing State/NPDES permit for an existing facility. This facility is a mechanical wastewater treatment plant consisting of four influent pumping stations, two bar screens, grit removal unit and classifier, BNR activated sludge process including two fermentation basins, selector basin, aeration basin, two final clarifiers, UV disinfection, cascade re-aeration, process water pump station, two aerobic digesters, belt filter press with loadout and compost pad, and an extraneous flow basin three-cell lagoon. The proposed permit contains limits for biochemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids, pH, dissolved oxygen, ammonia, and E. coli, as well as nitrate + nitrite, total Kjeldahl nitrogen, total nitrogen, total phosphorus, sulfates, and flow.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Receiving Stream Type of Discharge
Unified Government of Kansas City/Wyandotte County
50 Market St.
Kansas City, KS 66118
Kansas River via
Unnamed Tributary
Treated Domestic Wastewater
Kansas Permit No. M-KS27-OO14
Federal Permit No. KS0080209
Legal Description: SE¼, NE¼, SE¼, S28, T11S, R24E, Wyandotte County, Kansas
Facility Name: Municipal Treatment Plant No. 14
Facility Address: 73rd and Holiday Dr., Kansas City, KS 66111
The proposed action is to reissue an existing State/NPDES permit for an existing facility. This facility is a mechanical wastewater treatment plant consisting of an influent lift station, oxidation ditch, final clarifier, UV disinfection of effluent, and sludge storage. The proposed permit contains a schedule of compliance for the permittee to receive operational training for ammonia and nutrient removal in order to meet final effluent limits, and to hire a Kansas-Licensed engineering consultant to submit a draft facility plan for improvements if limits cannot be met. The proposed permit contains limits for biochemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids, pH, and E. coli, as well as monitoring for ammonia, nitrate + nitrite, total Kjeldahl nitrogen, total nitrogen, total phosphorus, and flow.

Public Notice No. KS-EG-21-008

In accordance with K.A.R. 28-46-7 and the authority vested with the state by the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, draft permits have been prepared for the use of the well(s) described below within the State of Kansas.

Name and Addressof Applicant
Compass Minerals America, Inc.
9900 W. 109th St.
Overland Park, KS 66210
Permit No. KS-03-159-CHIG
Legal Description: H-110: NE¼, NE¼, NE¼, S15, T20S, R8W, Rice County, Kansas
H-111: NW¼, NE¼, SE¼, S15, T20S, R8W, Rice County, Kansas
H-112: NE¼, NE¼, SE¼, S15, T20S, R8W, Rice County, Kansas
H-113: NE¼, NW¼, SE¼, S15, T20S, R8W, Rice County, Kansas
H-114: NE¼, NW¼, SE¼, S15, T20S, R8W, Rice County, Kansas
H-115: NW¼, NW¼, SE¼, S15, T20S, R8W, Rice County, Kansas
I-116: SW¼, NW¼, SE¼, S15, T20S, R8W, Rice County, Kansas
I-117: SW¼, NW¼, SE¼, S15, T20S, R8W, Rice County, Kansas
I-118: SE¼, NW¼, SE¼, S15. T20S, R8W, Rice County, Kansas
I-119: SE¼, NW¼, SE¼, S15, T20S, R8W, Rice County, Kansas
I-120: SW¼, NE¼, SE¼, S15, T20S, R8W, Rice County, Kansas
I-121: SW¼, NE¼, SE¼, S15, T20S, R8W, Rice County, Kansas
I-122: SW¼, NE¼, SE¼, S15, T20S, R8W, Rice County, Kansas
Well Number Location
H-110 Latitude: 38.309947”
Longitude: -98.185594”
H-111 Latitude: 38.309948”
Longitude: -98.186641”
H-112 Latitude: 38.309946”
Longitude: -98.187685”
H-113 Latitude: 38.309941”
Longitude: -98.188727”
H-114 Latitude: 38.309933”
Longitude: -98.189960”
H-115 Latitude: 38.309922”
Longitude: -98.191007”
I-116 Latitude: 38.308413”
Longitude: -98.191764”
I-117 Latitude: 38.308409”
Longitude: -98.190721”
I-118 Latitude: 38.308431”
Longitude: -98.189046”
I-119 Latitude: 38.309922”
Longitude: -98.191003”
I-120 Latitude: 38.308436”
Longitude: -98.186950”
I-121 Latitude: 38.308442”
Longitude: -98.185907”
I-122 Latitude: 38.308441”
Longitude: -98.184867”
The proposed action is to modify thirteen Class III Injection Well permits for the wells listed above. These wells are part of two gallery salt solution mining systems consisting of the existing H and I Galleries. Wells H-110, I-116, and I-120 shall only be used for the purpose of brine withdrawal. Well H-111 shall remain shut-in. Injection is to be made into the Hutchinson Salt member of the Wellington formation. Mining shall not extend into the upper 40 feet of the salt deposit. The maximum operational injection pressure is not to exceed 250 pounds per square inch at the wellhead. The shall be a maximum pressure differential of 20 psi between the caverns in H- and I-Galleries. The Wellington formation consists of inter-bedded salt and shale deposits with minor amounts of gypsum. The upper portion of the formation is primarily clayey shale with small amounts of gypsum present. The lower portion, which is known as the Hutchinson Salt member, is mainly salt with inter-bedded shale deposits. The salt deposits beneath Compass Minerals’ salt mining operations described herein are first encountered about 688 feet below ground surface and extend to a depth of about 973 feet. All construction, monitoring, and operation of these wells shall meet the requirements that apply to Class III Injection wells under the Kansas UIC Regulations, K.A.R. 28-46-1 through 28-46-45 and other requirements of KDHE.

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 November 27, 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-21-320/322, KS-Q-21-095/098, KS-EG-21-008) 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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