Public hearing to be held on December 18th on proposed chemigation rules

The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) will hold a public hearing during its regular board meeting on December 18, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. The hearing will take place at 601 E. Benjamin Avenue, Suite 101, Norfolk, Nebraska. The purpose of the hearing is to take public comment on adoption of proposed Chemigation Rules. The proposed rules include the adoption of controls. The geographic area impacted by the modifications to the proposed Rules is district-wide.

A recent change to state law requires all natural resources districts to establish chemigation permit application fees that are sufficient to cover the ongoing administrative costs and the costs of annual inspection programs. The LENRD is considering adoption of the proposed Chemigation Rules to comply with this requirement and establish LENRD chemigation policies by rule. The proposed rules are described in more detail on the water resources page.  Click on Projects & Programs above and then click on water resources for more information.