DIVISION OF WATER QUALITY UTAH DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY PUBLIC NOTICE OF ISSUANCE OF GROUND WATER DISCHARGE PERMIT PERMIT NO. UGW010016

Purpose of Public Notice
The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is soliciting
comments on the request to issue a ground water discharge permit as
described below. The ground water discharge permit is issued by the
Director of the Division of Water Quality under authority of the Utah Water
Quality Act, Section 19-5-106(g) Utah Code Ann. 1953, as amended and
Utah Administrative Code R317-6. Under Section 19-1-301.5, effective
May 8, 2012, a person who wishes to challenge a Permit Order may only
raise an issue or argument during an adjudicatory proceeding that was
raised during the public comment period and was supported with sufficient
information or documentation to enable the Director to fully consider the
substance and significance of the issue. Utah Code Ann. 19-1-301.5 can
be viewed at the following internet URL:
https://le.utah.gov/xcode/Title19/Chapter1/19-1-S301.5.html.
Permit Information
Permittee Name: Smithfield Hog Production
Facility Location: Beaver and Millard Counties
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100
Milford, UT 84751
Groundwater Discharge Permit No.UGW010016 is being issued for
the construction and operation of swine production facilities owned by
Smithfield Hog Production. The 52 farm sites are located in Beaver and
Millard Counties, approximately 10 miles north of Milford, UT. Manure
from the hog production facilities is washed into anaerobic basins for
treatment and storage. The lagoon systems at farm sites consist of one
primary storage basin and one containment basin for evaporation, or an
anaerobic digester. In addition to well monitoring the basins are lined with
a flexible membrane liner for the protection of ground water. The ground
water quality beneath farm sites ranges from Class 1A Pristine Ground
Water to Class III Drinking Water Quality.
PUBLIC COMMENTS
Public comments are invited any time prior to Friday, May 19, 2017.
Written comments may be directed to the Division of Water Quality, P.O.
Box 144870, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4870. All comments received
prior to close of business Friday, May 19, 2017, will be considered in the
formulation of final determinations to be imposed on the permit. A public
hearing may be held if written requests are received within the first 15 days
of this public comment period that demonstrate significant public interest
and substantive issues exist to warrant holding a hearing.
FURTHER INFORMATION
Ed Hickey at (801) 536-4300 or ehickey@utah.gov by writing to the
aforementioned address. Related documents are available for review
during normal business hours at DWQ, 195 North 1950 West in Salt Lake
City or on the DWQ web page at http://www.deq.utah.gov/NewsNotices/
notices/water/index.htm.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals with
special needs (including auxiliary communicative aids and services) should
contact Larene Wyss, Office of Human Resources at (801) 536-4284, TDD
(801) 536-4284.
Published in the Millard County Chronicle Progress April 19, 2017


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