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Nevada State Environmental Commission
Abbreviated Notice of Public Hearing

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     The Nevada State Environmental Commission will hold a public hearing beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at the Las Vegas Valley Water District, located at 1001 South Valley View Boulevard, Mead Room #2 and #3, Las Vegas, Nevada.

     The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments from all interested persons regarding the adoption, amendment, or repeal of regulations. If no person directly affected by the proposed action appears to request time to make an oral presentation, the State Environmental Commission may proceed immediately to act upon any written submission.

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1.  Petition 2000-07 (LCB File R-055-00) is a permanent regulation amending NAC 445B.400 to 445B.774, the air quality regulations governing the Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) program in Clark County. 

The proposed regulation adds a requirement to inspect the on-board diagnostic (OBD) system for model year 1996 and new motor vehicles to ensure the proper operation of the vehicles emission control components. The definition of "certified on-board diagnostic system" is added. This regulation is proposed to become effective in the event that the air pollution control measures in Clark County are insufficient to attain federal carbon monoxide ambient air quality standards. (This petition was previously publicly noticed for the April 20, 2000 hearing on March 21, 2000, March 29, 2000 and April 6, 2000.)

2.  Petition 2000-08 (LCB File R-087-00) proposes to permanently modify NAC 459 by amendments to NAC 459.95334 to increase fees currently assessed under the Chemical Accident Prevention Program (CAPP). 

The regulation provides for an increase in annual fees for the period until June 30, 2001 and then again on July 1, 2001.

3.  Petition 2000-09 (LCB R-090-00) is a permanent amendment to NAC 519A.010 to 519A.415, the mining regulation and reclamation rules. 

The amendments include an added definition for "process fluid stabilization," the establishment of a readiness fund for emergency fluid management with fees in the year 2001, 2002 and 2003 ranging from $ 1,000 to $ 35,000. Amended is NAC 519A.345 by allowing surety's to be used for process fluid stabilization. NAC 519A.360 is amended to limit only the cost of reclamation activities in the calculations of the aforementioned fees.

Pursuant to NRS 233B.0603 the provisions of NRS 233B.064 (2) are hereby provided:

     "Upon adoption of any regulation, the agency, if requested to do so by an interested person, either prior to adoption or within 30 days thereafter, shall issue a concise statement of the principal reasons for and against its adoption, and incorporation therein its reason for overruling the consideration urged against its adoption."

     Persons wishing to comment on the proposed regulation changes may appear at the scheduled public hearing or may address their comments, data, views or arguments, in written form, to the Environmental Commission, 333 West Nye Lane, Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851. Written submissions must be received at least five days before the scheduled public hearing.

     A copy of the regulations to be adopted or amended will be on file at the State Library, 100 Stewart Street and the Division of Environmental Protection, 333 West Nye Lane - Room 104, in Carson City and at the Division of Environmental Protection, 555 E. Washington - Suite 4300, in Las Vegas for inspection by members of the public during business hours. In addition, copies of the regulations and public notice have been deposited at major library branches in each county in Nevada. The notice and the text of the proposed regulations are also available in the State of Nevada Register of Administrative Regulations which is prepared and published monthly by the Legislative Counsel Bureau pursuant to NRS 233B.0653. The proposed regulations are on the Internet at http:/ In addition, the State Environmental Commission maintains an Internet site. It is at http:/ This site contains the public notice, agenda, codified regulations, and petitions for pending and past commission actions.

     Members of the public who are disabled and require special accommodations or assistance at the meeting are requested to notify, in writing, the Nevada State Environmental Commission, in care of David Cowperthwaite, 333 West Nye Lane, Room 138, Carson City, Nevada, 89706-0851, facsimile (775) 687-5856, or by calling (775) 687-4670 Extension 3118, no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 14, 2000.

     This public notice has been posted at the following locations: Las Vegas Valley Water District, Clark County Public Library and Grant Sawyer Office Building in Las Vegas, Washoe County Library in Reno, and Division of Environmental Protection and Department of Museums, Library and Arts in Carson City.


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