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E-M:/ Liberty Dairy Public Hearing notice



This doesn’t appear to be available online yet – please watch the DEQ website below for more information about this individual NPDES surface water discharge permit for the proposed Liberty Dairy CAFO.  This came to me from Mike Bitondo, permits section at the MDEQ.  Note this will be a public hearing to listen to public comments about this proposed Dairy CAFO – it is not for taking questions from potentially affected neighbors.  Typically there is no Q & A at a public hearing for a discharge permit. 

-Rita J.









                                                                                                   Date: January 21, 2005

                                                                                                   Permit No. MI0057643

                                                                                                   Liberty Dairy-CAFO


A Public Hearing with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is being held to seek additional public input on the proposed issuance of a discharge permit to Liberty Dairy.  The hearing will be held on February 22, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. at the Orleans Township Hall, 3077 Palmer Road, Orleans, Michigan 48865.


The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality proposes to issue a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to: Liberty Dairy for a proposed facility to be located on Meade Road, 0.7 miles east of Orleans Road, Orleans, Michigan 48865.  The applicant proposes to operate a dairy. 


The proposed permit was on public notice from November 24, 2004, through January 7, 2005.


All interested parties are invited to present comments on the proposed NPDES permit.  Persons unable to attend the public hearing may submit comments through February 22, 2005.  This information will be considered prior to taking action on the permit.  For additional information contact:  Mike Bitondo, Permits Section, Water Bureau, Department of Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 30273, Lansing, Michigan, 48909, telephone:  517-335-3303, e-mail:  bitondom@michigan.gov.


Individuals needing accommodations for effective participation at the hearing should contact Sue Ashcraft at 517-241-1346 a week in advance to request mobility, visual, hearing, or other assistance.










Rita Jack

Water Sentinels Project Director

Mackinac Chapter Sierra Club

tel:  517-484-2372




"Speak out - even if your voice shakes."