For more information,
contact NDEE's Public Information Office, (402) 471-4223 or (402) 471-4243

Draft 2012 Water Quality Integrated Report Available On Line

Feb. 2, 2012 -- The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality is announcing the availability of the draft 2012 Water Quality Integrated Report and the opportunity for public comment. Copies of the draft report and methodology can be found below on this web page.

EPA’s goal for this report is to provide the general public with a comprehensive summary of state and national water quality. The NDEQ has opted to prepare such a report not only for the general public but also for water quality management planning purposes (such as, future monitoring, TMDL development, best management practice implementation).

When final, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality will submit the 2012 Water Quality Integrated Report to EPA Region 7 for review and approval/disapproval as required by the Clean Water Act. Through this web page and public notices issued to several Nebraska newspapers, NDEQ is providing a means for public participation in the completion of the list and is hereby soliciting review and comments. All comments received on or before the close of business March 6, 2012 will be considered and the proposed list possibly revised.

The draft Integrated Report is provided below, along with copies of the 2012 Integrated Report methodology, and a copy of the public notice. These documents are also available in hard copy at the NDEQ offices.
DRAFT 2012 Water Quality Integrated Report
(See attached file: 2012_IR_Draft.pdf)
(File Size -12.4 Mb)
2012 Integrated Report Methodology
(See attached file: 2012 IR Assessment Methodology Final.pdf)
(File Size - 366 Kb)
Copy of Public Notice
(See attached file: 2012 Draft IR Public Notice.pdf)
(File Size - 21 Kb)

To receive a copy of the draft list, please contact: Jennifer Swanson (402) 471-4249 or FAX (402) 471-2909 (TDD call operator at 711).

Only written comments received by March 6, 2012 will be accepted.
Please send all comments to:

Jennifer Swanson, Water Quality Division
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 98922
Lincoln, NE 68509-8922
FAX (402) 471-2909

SizeFile Name
12,797 KB 2012_IR_Draft.pdf
366 KB 2012 IR Assessment Methodology Final.pdf
20 KB 2012 Draft IR Public Notice.pdf