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John Gross Finisher
NE 1/4, Section 08, Township 30N, Range 24W, Brown County
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July 8, 2020
August 10, 2020


Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy
Water Permits Division
Lincoln, Nebraska

Pursuant to the Neb. Rev. Stat. 54-2425 (4) as amended, the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (Department) is issuing notice to provide an opportunity for any interested person to submit written comments on the proposed decision for the following animal feeding operation.

This public comment period will be from July 8, 2020 through August 10, 2020. Comments made should pertain to issues for which the Department has authority under the Livestock Waste Management Act (Neb. Rev. Stat. Section 54-2416 through 54-2435).

John Gross
John Gross Finisher
41616 US Hwy 20
Johnstown, NE 69214

The operation’s proposed livestock waste control facility (LWCFs) will be located in the NE 1/4, Section 08, Township 30N, Range 24W, Brown County, Nebraska. The application proposes the construction of one barn with two underfloor deep pits.

The application proposes a one-time maximum capacity of 7,000 head of swine each weighing greater than or equal to fifty-five pounds or 14,000 head of swine each weighing less than fifty-five pounds.

The Department has reviewed the application to ensure compliance with the Livestock Waste Management Act and Title 130 – Livestock Waste Control Regulations. Currently, the Department intends to approve the application for a Construction and Operating Permit. Upon completion of review of any written comments received, the Department will make a final decision on the permit application and respond to any comments.

The application and other public information is available for review and copying between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (CT), weekdays at the Department's Office, Suite 400, The Atrium, 1200 N Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, telephone (402) 471-2186. Individuals requiring special accommodations or alternate formats of materials should notify the Department by calling (402) 471-2186. TDD users should call (800) 833-7352 and ask the relay operator to call the Department at (402) 471-2186. Please include the above name and legal description of the animal feeding operation.

All comments should be sent to: Agriculture Section, Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, PO Box 98922, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-8922.