Public Notice Information
JNR Farms, Inc.
SE 1/4, SE 1/4, Section 33 & SW 1/4, SW 1/4, Section 34, Township 18N, Range 14W, Valley County, Nebraska
Ord, Nebraska
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Construction and Operating Permit
August 21, 2019
September 23, 2019



Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
Water Permits Division
Lincoln, Nebraska

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

This public comment period will be from August 21, 2019 through September 23, 2019. 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).

Jim Shoemaker
JNR Farms, Inc.
80419 477th Avenue
Ord, NE 68862

The operation’s proposed livestock waste control facilities (LWCFs) will be located in the SE 1/4, SE 1/4, Section 33 & SW 1/4, SW 1/4, Section 34, Township 18N, Range 14W, Valley County, Nebraska. The application proposes the construction of one holding pond, three debris basins, and two clean water diversion ditches.

The application indicates an existing maximum of 999 head of feeder cattle, and proposes a new one-time maximum capacity of 2,000 head of feeder cattle.

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 Environmental Quality, PO Box 98922, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-8922.