MPCA is accepting comments on a permit for a Swine Feedlot (housing 3300 pigs) that is proposed for Sherman Township (T112N,R34W, Sec 18) near Morton MN. The location is along Porter Avenue, and within half a mile from Lower Sioux. The public notice is at: https://www.pca.state.mn.us/sites/default/files/public_notice-MNG442056-2019_0.pdf
If you are interested in sending comments, please send your comments so it reaches MPCA by Friday (7/26). You can mail your comments to:
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
504 Fairgrounds Road, Suite 200
Marshall, MN 56258-1688
Or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is example of Comment letter………………………………………………………..
July 24, 2019
Re: Comment on Hentges #3 Feedlot NPDES
Dear Mr. Riess,
I am writing to urge MCPA to deny the NPDES permit for the Hentges #3 Animal feedlot proposed for Sherman Township (T112N,R34W, Sec 18) near Morton MN. My interest in the permit application and the determination to issue coverage is because I am a member of the Lower Sioux Indian Community. I am concerned that this project will adversely impact my Community’s water and air resources as Lower Sioux is only a half a mile from the proposed feedlot site. It is well known that animal feedlots cause odor and could potentially degrade water resources. I am particularly concerned about the potential issues it may cause to the groundwater that supplies our Community water system
Thank you for your consideration of my concerns, and I urge you to deny the permit.