June 15, 2018

Contact: Communications Office

Department issues no-discharge operating permit to Valley Oaks Steak Company

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JUNE 15, 2018 - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has issued a Class IB National Pollution Discharge Elimination System operating permit to Valley Oaks Steak Company LLC.

Valley Oaks Steak Company LLC operates an animal feeding operation located at 1921 W. 50 Highway, Lone Jack. Previously housing fewer than 999 cows, the facility was classified as a Class II animal feeding operation.

The Class IB NPDES permit will allow the company to house up to 6,999 beef cattle at the Lone Jack facility, which is now subject to concentrated animal feeding operations regulations and permit requirements.

Department staff reviewed the application for completeness and compliance with the Missouri Clean Water Law and the Missouri Clean Water Commission regulations. 

Any parties adversely affected or aggrieved by the department’s decision to approve the permit request and issue the final NPDES permit may appeal to the Administrative Hearing Commission by filing a written petition within 30 days from issuance (July 16, 2018).

The final NPDES permit and additional information is available on the department’s website at or by contacting Greg Caldwell, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Water Protection Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176, by telephone at 573-526-1426 or 800-361-4827 or by email at