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Posted on: June 6, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Hog Confinement Proposed South of Hickory Grove Lake

Hog Confinement Proposed South of Hickory Grove Lake

Story County received a manure management plan (MMP) on June 1, 2012, submitted by Rockstar Land & Livestock LLC. The MMP is for a proposed hog confinement facility to be constructed approximately one mile south of Hickory Grove Lake. The facility will have a capacity of 2,294 head of swine >55 pounds, with an annual production of 4,992 hogs. A facility this size does not require a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) construction permit nor does it trigger a county master matrix review. The DNR is the permitting authority for this facility. For additional information, contact the DNR Field Office #5 at 515-625-0268 or jeff.theobald@dnr.iowa.gov or bill.gibbons@dnr.iowa.gov. Copies of the MMP are on file and may be viewed in the Story County Environmental Health office located in the Administration Building (515-382-7240). The 6/5/2012 Board of Supervisor’s meeting received public comments regarding the Rockstar proposal.

There are two additional opportunities to voice your comments in a public forum:
• Monday, 6/11/12 7:00 p.m. Story County Conservation Board Meeting
Story County Conservation Center, 56461 180th Street, Ames (McFarland Park)
• Tuesday, 6/12/12 10:00 a.m. Story County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Story County Administration Building, 2nd Floor Board Room, Nevada

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