PUBLIC NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF A NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PLAN AND INTENT TO REISSUE A WISCONSIN POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (WPDES) PERMIT #: WI-0058408-05-0  

Permittee: Jon De Dairy Inc, 2061 30th Avenue, Baldwin, WI, 54002

Facility Where Discharge Occurs: Jon De Dairy Inc, 2061 30th Ave Baldwin

Receiving Water and Location: Surface water and groundwater within the Rush River and Mississippi River Watersheds

Brief Facility Description:  Jon De Dairy is an existing Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) operating in St. Croix County, within the Township of Rush River.  The dairy is owned and operated by the Doornink Family.  The dairy houses 1,505 milking/dry cows, 50 large heifers, and 150 calves for a total of 2,192 animal units.  At this time the dairy has no plans to expand during the next five-year permit term.

Jon De Dairy consists of four large freestall barns; two milking parlors; feed storage pad (FSP); four waste storage facilities (WSFs); composting/solid manure stacking pad; two sand separation systems; calf hutch pad; and several smaller connecting livestock sheds.  The dairy plans to make upgrades to their calf hutch pad in 2021.

Jon De Dairy has a total of 3,053 acres available for land application of manure and process wastewater.  Of this acreage, 1,106 acres are owned, and 1,993 acres are rented.  The Department approved the dairy’s five-year Nutrient Management Plan on September 25, 2020.

The Department has tentatively decided that the above specified WPDES permit should be reissued.

Permit Drafter’s Name, Address, Phone and Email: 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 re-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 re-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) 684-2914 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.

NAME OF PUBLISHING NEWSPAPER: Baldwin Bulletin

ADDRESS OF PUBLISHING NEWSPAPER: 805 Main St. PO Box 76 Baldwin Wi 54002

Date Notice Issued: January 13, 2021

WNAXLP

(Jan. 13)

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