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Petition No. 2000-10

LCB File No. R104-00

Date Received by Commission: 06/08/2000

Summary: Water Quality Standards for Walker River and Lake

Current Status: No further action by SEC 5/10/2001

Nevada Administrative Code: 445A.070 to 445A.348

Permanent Adoption/Hearing: 02/15/2001

Temporary Adoption: N/A

Effective/Filed: Not Filed

Codified by LCB: N/A

Petitioner: NDEP / Bureau of Water Quality Planning

Description of Petition:

Petition 2000-10 (LCB R104-00) is a permanent amendment to NAC 445A.119 to 445A.225, the water pollution control standards for water quality. The amendment adds new water quality standards and beneficial uses for Walker Lake and amends the standards for various reaches of the East and West forks of the Walker River. A new control point is proposed to be added on the east Walker River at Bridge B/1475 at the state line with California. Amendments are proposed for NAC 445A.159 to 445A.169, inclusive including Sweetwater Creek and Desert Creek of the Walker River. Amendments vary for each reach defined above, but include: temperature, pH, total phosphates, nitrogen species as N, Dissolved Oxygen, suspended solids, turbidity, color, total dissolved solids, chloride, sulfate, the sodium adsorption ratio, alkalinity and Escherichia coli. It is proposed to revise the time period that adult Lahontan cutthroat trout may be present in the reach from Walker Lake to Weber Reservoir.

Annotated History of the Petition:

Petition 2000-010 received from BWQP on 6/8/2000 to LCB for drafting on 6/22/2000; LCB draft of 10/4/2000; before SEC on 12/5/2000 for adoption, heard but not adopted, heard and amended on 2/15/2001 in Carson City, submitted to LCB for permanent filing on 3/19/2001. Returned by LCB/Commission on action of 4/17/2001; before SEC on 5/10/2001; by motion no further action to be taken. Status review on 6/21/2001 hearing.

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