Hearing for Proposed Pesticide General Permit Scheduled March 22
Feb. 18, 2011 -- The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality has scheduled a public hearing in Lincoln on March 22 regarding the proposed issuance of a Pesticide General Permit.
The public hearing will be at 2 p.m. at the Nebraska State Office Building, 301 Centennial Mall South, Room A, Lower Level. The hearing will be preceded by an informal public information session, from 1:30 to 2 p.m. at the same location.
The purpose of the hearing will be to receive public testimony and evidence pertinent to the proposed issuance of NPDES General Permit NEP100000, for the application of pesticides for the control of pests to, over, or near waters of the state, provided the application is done in accordance with the eligibility requirements and other conditions and requirements set out in the General Permit.
Below are copies of the public notice announcing the hearing, a Fact Sheet regarding the proposed general permit, and the proposed NPDES General Permit:
Public Notice of Hearing
(See attached file: Hearing Notice.pdf)
File Size 14KB
(See attached file: Fact Sheet.pdf)
File Size 55KB
Proposed NPDES General Permit
(See attached file: Proposed General Permit.pdf)File Size 122 KB
Hard copies of the draft general permit, fact sheet and other public information are available for review at NDEQ’s Lincoln office, 1200 N Street, Suite 400, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays, excluding holidays. To review related information, contact (402) 471-3557.
The public comment period is open through the close of the hearing. Written comments may be submitted to NDEQ to the attention of Sharon Brunke at P.O. Box 98922, Lincoln, NE 68509-8922.
A final decision on whether to issue or modify the draft general permit will be made after all comments from the public hearing and comment period are reviewed and considered.
Updated Information (March 18, 2011) -- NDEQ has also created a guidance document and flow chart for deciding the need for a Notice of Intent and associated Best Management Practices for a Pesticide General Permit. "Pesticide General Permit: Guidance for Deciding the Need for a Notice of Intent" is located on our web site in Publications/NPDES Program/Guidance Documents, or the direct url is http://www.deq.state.ne.us/Publica.nsf/pages/11-007.