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BJ North, Inc. - South Farm
NE 1/4, SE 1/4, Section 36, Township 24N, Range 08E, Burt County, Nebraska
Oakland, Nebraska
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Revoke a Construction Approval
September 17, 2019
October 21, 2019


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

The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (Department) is issuing notice to provide an opportunity for any interested person to submit written comments, objections, and/or hearing requests concerning the revocation of a Construction Approval issued to the following animal feeding operation (AFO).
The Public Comment Period will run from September 17, 2019 through October 21, 2019.

Larry Lechtenberg
BJ North, Inc. - South Farm
1377 Highway 77
Oakland, NE 68045

The Department proposes to revoke the Construction Approval issued to the AFO located in the NE 1/4, SE 1/4, Section 36, Township 24N, Range 08E, Burt County, Nebraska.

This proposed revocation is based on a January 9, 2019, inspection conducted by Department representatives in accordance with the Nebraska Livestock Waste Management Act and Title 130, Livestock Waste Control Regulations. This inspection revealed that the owners of the AFO described above are no longer feeding livestock, and the operation has been permanently and properly closed according to all Title 130 closure requirements. As a result, the Department deems the operation eligible for a revocation of permit coverage. If, in the future, an owner or operator would seek to resume feeding livestock at this location as a medium or large animal feeding operation, they must first request an inspection from the Department prior to starting construction or feeding any livestock.

The inspection report, fact sheet and other public information are available for review and copying between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (CT), weekdays, excluding holidays at the Department's Office, Suite 400, The Atrium, 1200 N Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68508-8922; Telephone (402) 471-2186; FAX: (402) 471-2909; or E-Mail: 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 concentrated animal feeding operation.

All comments received during the public comment period will be considered in the final decision for revocation of the Construction Approval. A request for a public hearing must be submitted in writing and must state the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at a hearing. A determination to hold a hearing will be based on factual environmental or regulatory considerations. All public comments and requests for hearings may be submitted in writing to: Agriculture Section, Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, PO Box 98922, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-8922.