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he Nevada State Environmental Commission will hold a public hearing beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2002, at the Nevada Division of Wildlife's Conference Room B, 1100 Valley Road, Reno, 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 2002-05 is a permanent amendment to NAC 445B.400 to 445B.774, the vehicle emission control program. Amendments are proposed for NAC 445B.575, devices to control pollution; 445B.5815, the inspection of vehicle: certified on-board diagnostic systems and 445B.6115, the exemption of vehicle from certain provisions. NAC 445B.51815 is amended to remove the limitation on applicability of the on-board diagnostic systems for counties with a population of more than 400,000. The restrictive trigger for effectuating the implementation of on-board diagnostic systems is removed from NAC 445B.575 and 445B.5815. An effective date of March 1, 2002 for implementation of on-board diagnostics is established for Clark and Washoe Counties.

2. Petition 2002-06 is a permanent amendment to NAC 519A.120 to 519A.240, the mining reclamation program. The amendments are to 519A.225, fees for application of permit; 519A.230, submission of fee if permit not issued; 519A.235, annual submission of fees for services by division and 519A.240, time for submission of fees for new exploration projects and mining operations. The proposed fees are to be effective April 15, 2002.

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:/      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 March 1, 2002.

     This public notice has been posted at the following locations: Clark County Public Library and City of Las Vegas Council Chambers in Las Vegas; Washoe County Library and Division of Wildlife in Reno; the Division of Environmental Protection and the Department of Cultural Affairs (formerly Dept. of Museums, Library and Arts) in Carson City.