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July 23 Meeting to Discuss Proposed Chemigation Fee Revisions

June 25, 2014 -- The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) is seeking early public involvement as it develops proposed changes to Title 195 – Chemigation Regulations. NDEQ has scheduled a public outreach meeting at 9 a.m. July 23 at NDEQ’s offices at 1200 N St., Lincoln. The purpose of this meeting/telephone conference call will be to explain the concept of the proposed changes and to invite public input.

NDEQ intends to develop draft revisions to Title 195 in the fall of 2014 and plans to present proposed Title 195 revisions to the Environmental Quality Council at a hearing in February 2015. The changes are being developed to carry out LB 272, which was passed by the Nebraska Legislature and signed by the Governor in February 2014.

LB 272 allows Nebraska Resources Districts (NRDs) to set the fees for chemigation permits. The department will propose to amend Title 195 accordingly. NDEQ also intends to also add a definition in Title 195 that defines “working day” to be consistent with LB 272.

This information and other changes that may be needed to clarify the regulations will be explained in more detail at the July 23 meeting/conference call. A teleconference line (888-820-1398, attendee code 3453474#) will be available for participants who cannot attend the meeting in person. For more information, contact NDEQ at NDEQ.moreinfo@nebraska.gov, or call (402) 471-2186 in Lincoln, toll-free at 1-877-253-2603.