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CHAIRMAN:
Lew Dodgion
Carson City

VICE CHAIRMAN:
Alan Coyner
Administrator
Division of Minerals
Commission on Mineral Resources
Carson City

MEMBERS
Pete Anderson
State Forester
Division of Forestry
Carson City

Kenneth Mayer
Director
Dept. of Wildlife
Reno

Tony Lesperance
Director
Department of
Agriculture
Reno

Ira Rackley
Las Vegas

Harry Shull
Las Vegas

Tracy Taylor
State Engineer
Division of Water Resources
Carson City

Eugene Gans
Las Vegas

Frances Barron
State Health Board
Las Vegas

Stephanne Zimmerman
Las Vegas

COUNSEL
Rose Marie Reynolds
Deputy Attorney General
Las Vegas

STAFF
John B. Walker
Executive Secretary
Carson City

Kathy Rebert
Recording Secretary
Carson City

SEC Regulatory Hearing 09/08

The State Environmental Commission (SEC) conducted a regulatory hearing on Wednesday, September 24, 2008. The hearing was conducted as a video conference in Carson City and Las Vegas. The hearing location in Carson City was the Bryan Building, 901 South Stewart Street. In Las Vegas the hearing was held at the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, 2030 E. Flamingo Rd. Suite 230.

The purpose of the hearing was to receive comments from all interested persons regarding the adoption, amendment, or repeal of the following regulatory petitions and related SEC business. If a person that may be directly affected by a proposed action did not appear and request time to make an oral presentation at the above referenced hearing, the SEC proceeded immediately to act upon any of the following regulatory petitions or other written submissions described in this notice.

The following items were discussed and acted upon at the hearing.

Public Notice
Meeting Agenda


1) Draft SEC Summary Meeting Minutes 06/17/08 [100 Pages 26MB] * ACTION

1a) Verbatim Draft Minutes for the 06/17/08 meeting — Audio File


2) Settlement Agreements, Air Quality Violations *ACTION By Consent Calendar
The Division of Environmental Protection has negotiated 3 Settlement Agreements for Air Pollution Control violations. The SEC is being asked to approve, deny, or modify each agreement for the companies listed on down-loadable file below.

Read/Download — List of Companies

Regulatory Petitions

Mining Regulation & Reclamation * ACTION ITEM

3) Regulation R080-08: Administrative Changes to Chapter 519A, Reclamation of Land Subject to Mining Operations or Exploration Projects: This proposed regulation provides clarification of surface ownership for lands affected by applications for reclamation permits. Under section 519A.275 the proposed regulation requires the Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) to consider comments received from landowners in making final decisions about postmining land use. This is particularly important where permittees do not own title to the surface of affected land that will be reclaimed.

The proposed regulation further requires mine operators to make timely periodic payments to trust funds established for mine reclamation. Such payments need to precede actual mining or exploration activities, and must be sufficient to maintain the trust fund balance at a level at or above the outstanding reclamation obligation at any time.

This regulation will not have an immediate or long-term adverse economic impact on the public or the business community. There is no additional cost to the agency for enforcement of the proposed regulation and the regulation does not overlap, duplicate or conflict with any regulations of other government agencies. The regulation does not address fees. (SEC Reference P2008-11)

6) Administrator's Briefing to the Commission: Non Action Item



7) Public Comment * Non Action Items: (Public comment may be limited to ten minutes per person at the discretion of the chairperson; See AG Reference @ Pages 58 & 81)

 Additional Information about the meeting process  

Persons wishing to comment on the proposed actions of the State Environmental Commission (SEC) may appear at the scheduled public hearing or may address their comments, data, views, or arguments in written form to: State Environmental Commission, 901 South Stewart Street, Suite 4001, Carson City, Nevada 89701-5249. The SEC must receive written submissions at least five days before the scheduled public hearing. If no person who is directly affected by the proposed action appears to request time to make an oral presentation, the SEC may proceed immediately to act upon any written submissions.

Members of the public can inspect copies of the regulations to be adopted at the State Library and Archives in Carson City (100 Stewart Street), and at the offices of the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City and Las Vegas. The Carson City office is located at 901 South Stewart Street, Suite 4001 and the Las Vegas office is located at 2030 E. Flamingo Rd. Suite 230.

In addition, copies of this public notice and the accompanying regulations have been deposited electronically at major library branches in each county in Nevada. All of the proposed regulations denoted in this notice, including previous drafts, are posted here as well as on Legislative Counsel Bureau's website at http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Register/.

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 John B. Walker, Executive Secretary, 901 South Stewart Street, Suite 4001, Carson City, Nevada 89701-5249, facsimile (775) 687-5856, or by calling (775) 687-9308, no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 17th 2008.

As required by the provisions of chapters 233B and 241 of Nevada Revised Statutes, this public notice has been posted at the following locations: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and the Offices of the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City and Las Vegas. Copies of this notice and the proposed regulations will also be mailed to members of the public upon request. A reasonable fee may be charged for copies if it is deemed necessary.

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


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