Notice is hereby given that the SD Department of Environment and Natural Resources has received an application for state permit coverage under the 2017 General Water Pollution Control Permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations for an expanding animal feeding operation from:

Doyle Selland

Albert J. Selland & Sons 

Feedlot Proposed 


24166 395th Avenue

Letcher, SD 


The expanding animal feeding operation is located in the South ½ of Section 20, Township 105 North, Range 62 West in Sanborn County, approximately eight miles west and one half mile south of Letcher. The existing manure management system is for an open lot feeding a maximum of 3,500 beef cattle and consists of piping, diversion dikes or channels, seven sediment basins, four holding ponds, and 63.14 acres of drainage area. The existing holding ponds are designed for at least 365 days of liquid storage. 

The proposed expansion is for an additional 500 beef cattle that will be confined within the existing open lots with no proposed modifications to the existing manure management system. The manure will be land applied to fields located in portions of the following sections in Aurora and Sanborn Counties.

Sanborn County:

Sections 5, 8, 16, 17, 19, 20, and 29 in Township 105 North, Range 62 West; and Sections 29 and 32 in Township 106 North, Range 62 West.

Aurora County:

Sections 10 and 12 in Township 104 North, Range 63 West; and Sections 12, 14, 22, 24, and 27 in Township 105 North, Range 63 West.

Information about the permit application may be obtained from Fey Ayadi with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources by calling (605) 773-3351. Any person desiring to comment on whether the application meets the general permit requirements must submit written comments within thirty (30) days of the publication of this notice. Commenters shall provide their name and address, a statement of the action they wish the department to take, and the facts supporting their position. Comments may be directed to the following address: South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Feedlot Permit Program, Joe Foss Building, 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD 57501-3182. DENR will consider and address all comments submitted. A copy of this notice and online commenting are available at A final permit decision will be made after 30 days of this publication notice.

Steven M. Pirner


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