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Nevada State Environmental Commission
Abbreviated Notice of Public Hearing


The Nevada State Environmental Commission will hold a public hearing beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2000, at the Casino West Convention Center, 11 North Main Street, Yerington, 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 2000-10 (LCB R-104-00) 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.

2. Petition 2001-02 temporarily amends NAC 444.842 to 444.960, the hazardous waste regulations. The proposed amendments update the State's adoption of federal regulations by reference by amending NAC 444.8427, 444.84275, 444.850 and 444.9452 to refer to federal regulations as they existed on July 1, 2000 and modify 444.8632 to adopt 40 CFR Parts 2, Subpart A, 124, Subparts A and B, Parts 260 to 270 and Part 279 as those parts existed on July 1, 2000

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 notices 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:/www.leg.state.nv.us. In addition, the State Environmental Commission maintains an Internet site. It is at http://www.state.nv.us/ndep/admin/envir01.htm. 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 November 29, 2000.

This public notice has been posted at the following locations: Clark County Public Library and Grant Sawyer Office Building in Las Vegas, Washoe County Library in Reno, Division of Environmental Protection and Department of Museums, Library and Arts in Carson City, the Casino West Convention Center and the Lyon County Courthouse in Yerington and the Mineral County Courthouse in Hawthorne, Nevada.

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