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Petition No. 2004-17

LCB File No. R103-04

Date Received by Commission: October 12, 2004

Summary: Underground Injection Control (UIC)

Current Status: Permanent Filed w/Sec of State 02/17/05

Nevada Administrative Code: 445A.825 through 445A.910

Permanent Adoption: November 30, 2004

Description of Petition: Underground Injection Control (UIC): This regulation proposes changes to the permitting provisions of NAC 445A.825 through 445A.910 - Underground Injection Control (UIC). The Underground Injection Control Program is designed to protect underground sources of drinking water by ensuring injection of fluids through a well do not degrade waters of the State. The proposed amendments to these regulations are necessary due to the conflicts with the federal rule 40 CFR 144. In addition, the regulations are needed to increase fees for the first time in fourteen (14) years to provide for future staffing increases and ensure the program is fiscally stable. Specifically, the revised regulations will generate minor increases in permit fees for underground injection control permits including creation of new permit fee categories for general and individual permits. The regulations will also clarify injection activities relating to treated effluent; change language to ensure the state regulations are as stringent as existing federal rules (40 CFR 144); and remove language related to suspension of UIC permits.

Annotated History of the Petition: Petition 2004-17 received as a permanent petition from the Executive Secretary of SEC on 10/12/2004 for adoption 11/30/2004 hearing of the SEC.

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