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Petition No. 2002-10

LCB File No. R099-02

Date Received by Commission: 06/21/2002

Summary: Water Quality Statewide Standards

Current Status: Codification completed by LCB on 2-25-2003

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

Permanent Adoption/Hearing: 11/19/2002

Temporary Adoption: N/A

Effective/Filed: 12/17/2002

Codified by LCB: 2/25/2003

Petitioner: NDEP / Bureau of Water Quality Planning

Description of Petition:

Petition 2002-10 (LCB R099-02) is a permanent amendment to NAC 445A.119 to 445A.225 the water quality standards program. The amendment updates NAC 445A.119 to revise pH, chloride and nitrite criteria and for the inclusion of total ammonia and E. Coli bacteria. The amendment incorporates the E. Coli bacteria standard in the following rivers and creeks: Carson River, Walker River, Virgin River, Truckee River, Humboldt River, Colorado River, Muddy River, Snake River Basin, Chiatovich Creek, Indian Creek, Leidy Creek, Snake Creek, Beaver Dam Wash and the Meadow Valley Wash. The pH standard, and the new total ammonia standard that replaces the un/ionized ammonia standard is also selectively incorporated into the various water bodies listed above.

Annotated History of the Petition:

Petition 2002-10 received as a permanent petition from BWQP on 6/21/2002; to LCB for drafting as permanent regulation on 6/21/2002; LCB draft of 7/25/2002 used; before SEC for adoption 11/19/2002; amended and adopted by SEC 11/19/2002 to LCB for filing on 11/20/2002. Filed with Secretary of State on 12/17/2002; corrected pages dealing with repeal of NAC 445A.119 filed on 1/7/2003 by LCB: codification completed by LCB on 2/25/2003.

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