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Volume 40 - Issue 46 - November 18, 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-21-340/349

Pending Permits for Confined Feeding Facilities

Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Maple Creek Farms, LLC - Wassinger 1 - #644
2498 E. Road 20
Scott City, KS 67871
NW/4 of Section 28
T20S, R32W
Scott County
Upper Arkansas River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-UASC-H006
Federal Permit No. KS00094862
The proposed action is to reissue an existing NPDES permit for an existing facility for a maximum capacity of 10,800 head (4,320 animal units) of swine weighing 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 Nutrient Management Plan on file with KDHE.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Sherman County Feed Yard, LLC
6845 Road 17
Goodland, KS 67735
S/2 of Section 35
T07S, R40W
Sherman County
Upper Republican River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-URSH-C001
Federal Permit No. KS0040592
The proposed action is to reissue an existing NPDES permit for an existing facility for 15,000 head (15,000 animal units) of cattle more than 700 pounds. There will be no change in the operation or permitted number of animal units from the previous permit. This facility has an approved Nutrient Management Plan on file with KDHE.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
McHenry Feedlot
Chris Reilly
90th Rd.
Delphos, KS 67467
SW/4 of Section 22
T09S, R04W
Ottawa County
Solomon River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-SOOT-B002
The proposed action is to reissue an existing state permit for an existing facility for 600 head (300 animal units) of cattle 700 pounds or less. 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
Schulze Land & Cattle
Tim Schulze
10504 US-36 Hwy.
Norton, KS 67654
N/2 of Section 02 &
NW/4 of Section 01
T03S, R24W
Norton County
Upper Republican River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-URNT-B013
The proposed action is to reissue an existing state permit for an existing facility for 800 head (800 animal units) of cattle weighing greater than 700 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
J-Six Enterprises, Inc. – Olson Site
Jennifer A. Gerety
850 Deer Rd.
Clifton, KS 66937
NW/4 of Section 23
T04S, R01E
Washington County
Lower Republican River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-LRWS-S030
The proposed action is to reissue an existing state permit for an existing facility for 2,400 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
Detweiler Farm
Wayne Detweiler
2568 Deer Trail Rd.
Summerfield, KS 66541
SE/4 of Section 19 &
NE/4 of Section 30
T01S, R10E
Marshall County
Big Blue River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-BBMS-S048
The proposed action is to reissue an existing state permit for an existing facility for 620 head (248 animal units) of swine more than 55 pounds and 1,460 head (146 animal units) of swine weighing 55 pounds or less, for a total of 394 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. 
Name and Address
of Applicant
Legal Description Receiving Water
Jerry Stowell
PO Box 185
Frankfort, KS 66427
SE/4 of Section 09
T04S, R09E
Marshall County
Big Blue River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-BBMS-B010
The proposed action is to reissue an existing state permit for an existing facility for 999 head (999 animal units) of cattle weighing more than 700 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
Stan Townsend
1340 Road 3
Weskan, KS 67762
E/2 of Section 32
T13S, R42W
Wallace County
Smoky Hill River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-SHWA-B004
The proposed action is to reissue an existing state permit for an existing facility for 625 head (625 animal units) of cattle more than 700 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
Underwood Brothers
888 R Rd.
Mankato, KS 66956
SE/4 of Section 05
T03S, R09W
Jewell County
Solomon River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-SOJW-S017
The proposed action is to reissue an existing state permit for an existing facility for 200 head (80 animal units) of swine more than 55 pounds and 200 head (20 animal units) of swine 55 pounds or less, for a total of 100 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
Poky Feeders, Inc.
600 E. Road 30
Scott City, KS 67871
SW/4 of Section 8 &
SW/4 of Section 17 &
S/2 of Section 18 &
E/2 of Section 19 &
SW/4 of Section 20
T20S, R32W
Scott County
Upper Arkansas River Basin
Kansas Permit No. A-UASC-C017
Federal Permit No. KS0086576
The proposed action is to approve an update to the Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) received for this existing facility currently permitted for 83,000 head (83,000 animal units) of beef cattle weighing more than 700 pounds, 6,500 head (650 animal units) of swine weighing 55 pounds or less, and 4,615 head (1,846 animal units) of swine weighing more than 55 pounds. The facility is proposing an expansion of 18,370 head (18,370 animal units) of cattle weighing greater than 700 pounds and the facility will have a total of 103,866 animal units. The facility’s NMP was updated to include the addition of three new land application fields. There are no changes to the permit or in the permitted number of animal units. Only the updated portion of the Nutrient Management Plan is subject to comment. This facility has an approved Nutrient Management Plan on file with KDHE.

Public Notice No. KS-Q-21-108/118

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
Arkansas City, City of
118 W. Central Ave.
Arkansas City, KS 67005
Arkansas River Process Wastewater
Kansas Permit No. I-AR06-PO10
Federal Permit No. KS0100781
Legal Description: SE¼, SE¼, S25, T34S, R3E, Cowley County, Kansas
Facility Name: Arkansas City Water Treatment Plant
Facility Location: 400 W. Madison Ave., Arkansas City, KS 67005
The proposed action is to reissue an existing State/NPDES permit for an existing facility. This facility is a water treatment plant which uses Greensand Plus filtration and Reverse Osmosis (R.O.) units to purify ground water, pumped from the Arkansas River alluvium. The proposed permit contains limits for total suspended solids, pH, and total residual chlorine, as well as monitoring for flow, pH, and chlorides.
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
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, E. coli, whole effluent toxicity, and priority pollutants, 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
Great Bend, City of
PO Box 1168
Great Bend, KS 67530
Arkansas River Treated Domestic Wastewater
Kansas Permit No. M-UA16-OO01
Federal Permit No. KS0038491
Legal Description: SE¼, SW¼, NW¼, and NE¼, NW¼, SW¼, S35, T19S, R13W, Barton County, Kansas
Facility Location: 200 Kiowa Rd., Barton County
The proposed action is to reissue an existing State/NPDES permit for an existing facility. This facility is a mechanical treatment plant consisting of a mechanical bar screen, vortex grit removal with classifier, two extraneous flow holding basins, two extended aeration activated sludge basins, post-aeration system, two secondary clarifiers, two-stage anaerobic digestion, sludge gravity belt thickener, sludge drying beds, and UV effluent disinfection. The proposed permit contains limits for biochemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids, ammonia, E. coli, pH, dissolved oxygen, whole effluent toxicity, and priority pollutants, as well as monitoring for total Kjeldahl nitrogen, nitrate + nitrite, total nitrogen, total phosphorus, flow, sulfate, and total recoverable selenium.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Receiving Stream Type of Discharge
Jetmore, City of
PO Box
Jetmore, KS 67854
Buckner Creek Treated Domestic Wastewater
Kansas Permit No. M-UA21-OO02
Federal Permit No. KS0099562
Legal Description: E½, NE¼, NE¼, S7, T23S, R23W, Hodgeman County, Kansas
The proposed action is to reissue an existing State/NPDES permit for an existing facility. This facility is a three-cell wastewater stabilization lagoon system. The proposed permit contains limits for biochemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids, pH, ammonia, and E. coli, as well as monitoring for total phosphorus, copper, and lead.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Receiving Stream Type of Discharge
Junction City, City of
PO Box 287
Junction City, KS 66441
Republican River Treated Domestic Wastewater
Kansas Permit No. M-LR15-OO01
Federal Permit No. KS0034011
Legal Description: S½, SE¼, S3, T11S, R5E, Geary County, Kansas
Facility Name: Junction City Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant (East Plant)
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 bar screen with odor control, raw sewage pumps, grit removal, two primary clarifiers with odor control, anoxic basin, two activated sludge basins, two final clarifiers, UV disinfection, standby power generator, lime sludge stabilization, and land application of sludge. The proposed permit contains limits for biochemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids, pH, ammonia, and E. coli, whole effluent toxicity, and priority pollutants, as well as monitoring for total Kjeldahl nitrogen, nitrate + nitrite, total nitrogen, total phosphorus, chlorides, sulfates, and flow.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Receiving Stream Type of Discharge
Lancaster, City of
PO Box 146
Lancaster, KS 66041
Kansas River via
N. Fork of Stranger Creek
Treated Domestic Wastewater
Kansas Permit No. M-KS29-OO01
Federal Permit No. KS0024864
Legal Description: NW¼, NW¼, SE¼, S32, T5S, R19E, Atchison County, Kansas
The proposed action is to reissue an existing State/NPDES permit for an existing facility. This facility is a three-cell wastewater stabilization lagoon system. The proposed permit contains limits for biochemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids, pH, ammonia, and E. coli, as well as monitoring for total phosphorus.
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 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 and classifier, two BNR activated sludge process including 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 monitoring for nitrate + nitrite, total Kjeldahl nitrogen, total nitrogen, total phosphorus, sulfates, and flow discharge to stream.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Receiving Stream Type of Discharge
Smolan, City of
120 S. Second St.
Smolan, KS 67456-2404
West Dry Creek via
Unnamed Tributary
Treated Domestic Wastewater
Kansas Permit No. M-SH36-OO01
Federal Permit No. KS0099317
Legal Description: NE¼, SE¼, NW¼, S19, T15S, R3W, Saline County, Kansas
The proposed action is to reissue an existing State/NPDES permit for an existing facility. This facility is a three-cell wastewater stabilization lagoon system. The proposed permit contains limits for biochemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids, pH, as well as monitoring for E. coli and total phosphorus.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Receiving Stream Type of Discharge
Thayer, City of
PO Box 157
Thayer, KS 66058
Chetopa Creek via
Little Chetopa Creek
Treated Domestic Wastewater
Kansas Permit No. M-VE35-OO01
Federal Permit No. KS0026450
Legal Description: SE¼, NE¼, NW¼, S30, T29S, R18E, Neosho County, Kansas
The proposed action is to reissue an existing State/NPDES permit for an existing facility. This facility is a three-cell wastewater stabilization lagoon system. The proposed permit contains limits for biochemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids, pH, ammonia, and E. coli.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Receiving Stream Type of Discharge
Toronto, City of
PO Box 235
Toronto, KS 66777
Verdigris River Treated Domestic Wastewater
Kansas Permit No. M-VE36-OO01
Federal Permit No. KS0021890
Legal Description: SE¼, SW¼, NW¼, S11, T26S, R13E, Woodson 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 an influent lift station, bar screen, Imhoff tank, dosing siphon, trickling filter, trickling filter effluent pumps, two final clarifiers, UV disinfection, and sludge drying beds. The proposed permit contains limits for biochemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids, pH, ammonia, and E. coli, as well as monitoring for dissolved oxygen, nitrate + nitrite, total Kjeldahl nitrogen, total nitrogen, total phosphorus, and flow.
Name and Address
of Applicant
Receiving Stream Type of Discharge
Wetmore, City of
PO Box 248
Wetmore, KS 66550
Spring Creek via
Unnamed Tributary
Treated Domestic Wastewater
Kansas Permit No. M-KS78-OO02
Federal Permit No. KS0099431
Legal Description: NW¼, NW¼, SE¼, S12, T5S, R14E, Nemaha County, Kansas
Facility Location: 2452 36th Rd., Wetmore, KS 66550
The proposed action is to reissue an existing State/NPDES permit for an existing facility. This facility is a three-cell wastewater stabilization lagoon system. The proposed permit contains limits for biochemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids, pH, ammonia, and E. coli.

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 December 18, 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-21-340/349, KS-Q-21-108/118) 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 Paige Drury, 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 on the Internet 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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