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General Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Permits


Division of Water

Start Date: 4/10/2019

End Date: 5/9/2019

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:
Alam Farm
16490 White Spruce Lane
Bridgeville, Delaware 19933

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Chaudhry H. Alam
3220 Nine Foot Road
Greenwood, Delaware 19950

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 98,800
Watershed: Marshyhope Creek

Farm Name and Address:
Brian and Diann McCahill Farm
34161 McCahills Place
Frankford, Delaware 19945

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Brian McCahill
34161 McCahills Place
Frankford, Delaware 19945

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 99,400
Watershed: Indian River Bay

Farm Name and Address:
Brinker Family Farm
39001 Chicken Farm Road
Selbyville, Delaware 19975

Owner/Operator Name and Address
James T. and Carol M. Brinker
39001 Chicken Farm Road
Selbyville, Delaware 19975

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 80,000
Watershed: Assawoman

Farm Name and Address:
Carey Farms Inc.
24625 Sugar Hill Road
Milford, Delaware 19963

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Dale W. Carey
24607 Sugar Hill Road
Milford, Delaware 19963

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 230,000
Watershed: Cedar Creek

Farm Name and Address:
Clear Skies Farm
37100 Millsboro Highway
Millsboro, Delaware 19966

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Wendy Mitchell
37100 Millsboro Highway
Millsboro, Delaware 19966

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 32,400
Watershed: Pocomoke River

Farm Name and Address:
Country Living Farm
23128 Country Living Road
Millsboro, Delaware 19966

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Donald Smith
23128 Country Living Road
Millsboro, Delaware 19966

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 42,800
Watershed: Indian River

Farm Name and Address:
Curtis W. Steen Jr. Farm
30861 Iron Branch Road
Dagsboro, Delaware 19939

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Curtis W. Steen Jr.
30861 Iron Branch Road
Dagsboro, Delaware 19939

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 78,000
Watershed: Indian River Bay

Farm Name and Address:
Davenport Farm
7901 Morgan Branch Drive
Seaford, Delaware 19973

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Eric Davenport
7901 Morgan Branch Drive
Seaford, Delaware 19973

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 106,500
Watershed: Nanticoke River

Farm Name and Address:
Ernest T. Bass Farm
22029 Hummingbird Road
Ellendale, Delaware 19941

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Michael Hitchens
12581 Taylor Mill Road
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 68,000
Watershed: Broad Creek

Farm Name and Address:
Exotic Ranch Farm
30897 Iron Branch Road
Dagsboro, Delaware 19939

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Herman Carl Matthes III
30897 Iron Branch Road
Dagsboro, Delaware 19939

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 78,000
Watershed: Indian River Bay

Farm Name and Address:
Feather Lane Farm
729 Dinahs Corner Road
Dover, Delaware 19904

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Daniel P. Weaver
729 Dinahs Corner Road
Dover, Delaware 19904

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 100,000
Watershed: St. Jones River

Farm Name and Address:
Jedidiah Farm
6470 Scott’s Store Road
Greenwood, Delaware 19950

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Sung Ki Chung
6470 Scott’s Store Road
Greenwood, Delaware 19950

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 70,000
Watershed: Nanticoke River

Farm Name and Address:
Kads Farm
33464 Gordy Road
Laurel, Delaware

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Hansraj Singh
33464 Gordy Road
Laurel, Delaware

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 115,000
Watershed: Broad Creek

Farm Name and Address:
Last Stop/BASS
909 Beebe Road
Harrington, Delaware 19952

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Orville S. Syester III
909 Beebe Road
Harrington, Delaware 19952

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 112,000
Watershed: Nanticoke River

Farm Name and Address:
Mayberry Farm
12581 Taylor Mill Road
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Michael Hitchens
12581 Taylor Mill Road
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 88,000
Watershed: Broad Creek

Farm Name and Address:
Michael Hitchens Farm
18588 Sandhill Road
Georgetown, Delaware 19947

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Michael Hitchens
12581 Taylor Mill Road
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 15,000
Watershed: Broadkill River

Farm Name and Address:
Mil-Chick Farm
17065 Atlanta Road
Bridgeville, Delaware 19933

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Kenneth Miller
17065 Atlanta Road
Bridgeville, Delaware 19933

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 90,000
Watershed: Marshyhope Creek

Farm Name and Address:
Richard Otwell Farm
8807 Woodland Ferry Road
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Richard B. Otwell
8807 Woodland Ferry Road
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 35,000
Watershed: Broad Creek

Farm Name and Address:
Robert Oliphant Poultry
32755 Gordy Road
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Robert Oliphant
32755 Gordy Road
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 84,300
Watershed: Broad Creek

Farm Name and Address:
Sundance Farm
12911 Trussum Pond Road
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Sung Kyu Park and Crystal Chon
12911 Trussum Pond Road
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 62,000
Watershed: Broad Creek

Farm Name and Address:
Yang’s Farm
34547 Hitch Pond Road
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Owner/Operator Name and Address:
Ji Young Yang
34547 Hitch Pond Road
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Animal Type: C
Animal Number: 87,100
Watershed: Broad 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. Thursday, May 9, 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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