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Public Notice — NPDES Permit

Public Notice
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
Public Notice Date: August 9, 2021

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is proposing to approve an application for issuance of an NPDES permit for the discharges described below:

Discharger Name And Address:
Mark Baldwin
3846 245th Street
Anthon, Iowa 51004

Discharge Location: SW ¼ & SE ¼ of Section 16, T87N, R43W, Miller Township, Woodbury County, Iowa

Description Of Discharge Area: The applicant currently operates an open feedlot operation that has a total maximum animal capacity of 6,000 head of beef cattle on a 29.5-acre open feedlot. Two earthen settled open feedlot effluent basins with a total storage capacity of 8,497,861 gallons is serving a total drainage area of 33.82 acres. There must be no discharge except when precipitation events greater than the 25-year, 24-hour rainfall event (4.9 inches) causes an overflow of the production area, that is designed, constructed, operated and maintained to contain manure, open feedlot effluent, settled open feedlot effluent, settleable solids or process wastewater and have a NPDES permit as required by State and Federal rules. Generated manure and effluent must be land applied according to the DNR approved nutrient management plan (NMP).

Discharge Whenever Precipitation Events Cause An Overflow Would Be To: Unnamed creek

Basis For Limitations In Permit: Federal Effluent Guidelines

Anyone wishing to comment on or object to the proposed issuance of this permit must do so in writing within forty-five (45) days of the date shown at the top of this notice. All comments received may be considered in the final determination. If no objections are received within forty-five (45) days, the Department will issue a final permit. Anyone desiring a public hearing should cite their specific reasons and a proposed list of topics to cover. Copies of the proposed permit and other information may be viewed online using the Wastewater Permit Information Exchange (WWPIE) system at by clicking on search and then change permit status to “draft” or from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday at the above street address. In addition, copies of this information may be requested by calling (515) 725-8410.

Published in The Record
Thursday, August 19, 2021

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