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Public Notices : General Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Permits

Start Date

1/30/2019

End Date

3/5/2019

Division

Water

Notice Text

DNREC-Surface Water Discharges
DDA-Nutrient Management Program

LEGAL NOTICE

General Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Permits

January 30, 2019

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), Division of Water Resources, Surface Water Discharges Section and the Department of Agriculture, Nutrient Management Program ,hereby give notice that the following farms have applied for coverage under National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Permit Number DE 5000N/11, to operate a Large, Medium, or Designated Poultry CAFO  without land application of manure under Section 9.5 of the DNREC’s Regulations Governing the Control of Water Pollution. 

Large CAFO’s are characterized as having equal to or greater than 125,000 chickens (C), 82,000 laying hens (L), or 55,000 turkeys (T).  Medium CAFO’s are characterized as having 37,500-124,999 chickens, 25,000-81,999 laying hens, or 16,500-54,999 turkeys.  Designated CAFO’s are determined by the department and can be any size.  Chicken manure is not land applied by these farms and is exported off the farm.  Manure is stored and mortalities are handled in a manner to prevent contamination of waters of the state.  All farms have Animal Waste Management Plans that meet the criteria of the CAFO Regulations.  Manure, litter, and/or process wastewater discharges are prohibited from the production area.  There are currently no known existing production area discharge points at these farms.  Any discharges of manure, litter, and/or process wastewater that may occur would be new discharges and are required to be reported to the departments.

Farm Name and Address:
Big Stone Beach Farm
7343 Big Stone Beach Road
Milford, Delaware 19963

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Thomas E. Webb
7343 Big Stone Beach Road
Milford, Delaware 19963

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 110,800
Watershed: Mispillion River

Farm Name and Address:
Busy Bee
14321 Woodbridge Road
Greenwood, Delaware 19950

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Lambert Slaubaugh
13055 Judy Road
Greenwood, Delaware 19950

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 67,000
Watershed: Nanticoke River

Farm Name and Address:
Brooks Snyder Farm
8022 Hearns Pond Road
Seaford, Delaware 19973

Owner/Operator Name and Address
Edgar Brooks Snyder
8022 Hearns Pond Road
Seaford, Delaware 19973

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 66,000
Watershed: Nanticoke River

Farm Name and Address:
Chickadee
13055 Judy Road
Greenwood, Delaware 19950

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Lambert Slaubaugh
13055 Judy Road
Greenwood, Delaware 19950

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 125,000
Watershed: Nanticoke River

Farm Name and Address:
Chickweed
Scott’s Store Road
Greenwood, Delaware 19950

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Lambert Slaubaugh
13055 Judy Road
Greenwood, Delaware 19950

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 69,000
Watershed: Nanticoke River

Farm Name and Address:
Cornerstone Farms
914 Cow Marsh Creek Road
Camden-Wyoming, Delaware 19934

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Katarina Gillespie
914 Cow Marsh Creek Road
Camden-Wyoming, Delaware 19934

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 109,800
Watershed: Choptank River

Farm Name and Address:
Doris Conaway Farm
11745 County Seat Highway
Laurel, Delaware 19965

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Ronald Conaway
11412 County Seat Highway
Laurel, Delaware 19965

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 48,000
Watershed: Broad Creek

Farm Name and Address:
Evergreen Farm
6425 Lucky Lane
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Young J. Park
6425 Lucky Lane
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 64,000
Watershed: Broad Creek

Farm Name and Address:
Handme Down Farm
2237 McDowell Road
Bridgeville, Delaware 19933

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Jody Brown
2237 McDowell Road
Bridgeville, Delaware 19933

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 99,000
Watershed: Marshyhope Creek

Farm Name and Address:
Karen’s Farm
20283 Cedar Beach Road
Milford, Delaware 19963

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Lynn McColley
20283 Cedar Beach Road
Milford, Delaware 19963

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 66,000
Watershed: Cedar Creek

Farm Name and Address:
Kevin and Phyllis West
1142 Sycamore Road
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Norris D. West
1142 Sycamore Road
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 145,000
Watershed: Broad Creek

Farm Name and Address:
Lynn’s Farm
20283 Cedar Beach Road
Milford, Delaware 19963

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Lynn McColley
20283 Cedar Beach Road
Milford, Delaware 19963

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 75,500
Watershed: Cedar Creek

Farm Name and Address:
Mayberry Farms
403 Dan Briar Lane
Wyoming, Delaware 19934

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Thomas VanDrunen
403 Dan Briar Lane
Wyoming, Delaware 19934

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 81,000
Watershed: Choptank River

Farm Name and Address:
McCary Family Farms
32570 McCary Road
Frankford, Delaware 19945

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Mack W. McCary
32570 McCary Road
Frankford, Delaware 19945

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 200,000
Watershed: Indian River Bay

Farm Name and Address:
Melvin Adams Farm
12338 Mirey Branch Road
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Melvin Adams
12338 Mirey Branch Road
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 46,600
Watershed: Broad Creek

Farm Name and Address:
Millman Farm
13566 Owens Road
Greenwood, Delaware 19950

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Louise Millman
13566 Owens Road
Greenwood, Delaware 19950

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 65,000
Watershed: Gum Branch

Farm Name and Address:
Pine Hill Farm
6425 Lucky Lane
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Young J. Park
6425 Lucky Lane
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 69,000
Watershed: Broad Creek

Farm Name and Address:
Puglisi Egg Farms of Delaware
1881 Middle Neck Road
Middletown, Delaware 19709

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Puglisi Egg Farms Inc.
75 Easy Street
Howell, New Jersey 07731

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 1,200,000
Watershed: Bohemia Creek

Farm Name and Address:
Scalia Farm
6425 Lucky Lane
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Young J. Park
6425 Lucky Lane
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 31,000
Watershed: Broad Creek

Farm Name and Address:
Tom and Betty Farm
292 South Bowers Road
Milford, Delaware 19963

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Thomas E. Webb
7343 Big Stone Beach Road
Milford, Delaware 19963

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 56,000
Watershed: Murderkill River

Farm Name and Address:
Towle’s Blue Hen Farm
3621 Westville Road
Wyoming, Delaware 19939

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
W. Larry Towle
3621 Westville Road
Wyoming, Delaware 19939

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 60,000
Watershed: Choptank River

Farm Name and Address:
Victory Farm
4670 John Cooper Road
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Victor Kim
4670 John Cooper Road
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 96,800
Watershed: Nanticoke River

Farm Name and Address:
Watson Road Farm
5246 Watson Road
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Owner/Operator Name and Address
Jau W. Wang
5246 Watson Road
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 140,000
Watershed: Nanticoke River

Farm Name and Address:
Will’s Farm
20283 Cedar Beach Road
Milford, Delaware 19963

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Lynn McColley
20283 Cedar Beach Road
Milford, Delaware 19963

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 80,000
Watershed: Cedar Creek

On the basis of a preliminary staff review and application of lawful standards and regulations, DNREC proposes to issue general CAFO permit coverage to the above referenced farms, subject to certain effluent limitations and conditions. 

The Secretary of DNREC intends to issue General NPDES CAFO permit coverage under Section 9.5 of the Department’s Regulations Governing the Control of Water Pollution for the above farms.  Section 9.5 of the Department’s Regulations Governing the Control of Water Pollution allows for such activity pending public notice.

Copies of the Notice of Intent, Animal Waste Management Plan, and permit are available by contacting:

Nutrient Management Program
Delaware Department of Agriculture
2320 South DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
(302)-698-4500
Dda.foia@state.de.us

A public hearing will not be held on any of the above farms unless the Secretary of DNREC receives a meritorious request by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2019.  A request for a hearing shall list the specific farm, be in writing and shall state the nature of the issues to be raised at the hearing.  It must also show a familiarity with the application and a reasoned statement of the activity’s probable impact.

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