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Henna Rasul
Deputy Attorney General

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Valerie King
Executive Secretary

Shanon Pascual
Recording Secretary

SEC Regulatory Meeting December 12, 2018


The State Environmental Commission (SEC) will hold a meeting on Wednesday December 12, 2018 at 9:30 am in Carson City.

The meeting location is in Carson City at the Laxalt Building, Second Floor, located at 401 North Carson Street. The meeting will also be video-conferenced in Las Vegas at the Grant Sawyer Building, Room 5100, located at 555 East Washington Avenue.

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1) Call to Order, Roll Call, Establish Quorum: (Discussion)

2) Public Comments: Members of the public are invited to speak before the SEC; however, no action may be taken on a matter during public comment until the matter itself had been included on an agenda as an item for possible action. Public comment will be limited to three minutes per person at the discretion of the chairperson. (Discussion)

3) Approval of the Meeting Minutes

NDEP Regulatory Petitions

4) Permanent Regulation R186-18

Approve and adopt permanent regulatory petition R186-18, as proposed, or take other action as appropriate. (For Possible Action)

The proposed amendments pertain to Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) Chapters 444, 445A & 519A. The amendments are expected to improve communication and public awareness associated with NDEP actions that require formal noticing. The modifications throughout these NAC chapters will remove the requirement to publish a one-time notice in a newspaper, and instead, make the information available electronically (E-Notice) for an extended period of time on a dedicated website. This approach will improve public access by ensuring NDEP actions are immediately available via convenient and reliable electronic media. E-Notice will also provide flexibility for the NDEP and affected industry by eliminating time delays associated with newspaper publications, and even longer delays when an error is identified in a published notice. This approach will allow for faster correction of errors, which will have a positive effect on both the public and regulated industry by facilitating public awareness alongside a swift regulatory process.

The proposed amendments will have a minimal economic impact on the statewide newspaper industry of approximately $40,065 per year, which NDEP spent, on average, in publication costs during the past two fiscal years. Statewide, this averages to approximately $238 per notice. Rural newspaper publications, typically used by the Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation, averaged approximately $133 per notice.

The proposed amendments do not overlap, duplicate or conflict with any other state or federal regulations and are not more stringent than what is established by federal law. The proposed amendments do not address fees.

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5) Administrator's Briefing to the Commission: (Discussion) NDEP Deputy Administrator, Jeff Kinder, will brief the Commission on NDEP agency and personnel updates.

6) Public Comment (Discussion) Members of the public will be invited to speak before the SEC; however, no action may be taken on a matter during public comment until the matter itself has been included on an agenda as an item for possible action. Public comment may be limited to three minutes per person at the discretion of the chairperson.

7) Adjournment

Additional Information

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.

As required by the provisions of chapters 233B and 241 of Nevada Revised Statutes, the public notice for this hearing was posted at the following locations: the Bryan Building (901 South Stewart Street, Carson City, Nevada); the offices of the Division of Environmental Protection in Las Vegas (2030 E. Flamingo Rd. Suite 230), the Nevada Division of Minerals, 400 W. King Street, Carson City, NV and at the Nevada Department of Agriculture (405 South 21st Street, Sparks, Nevada).

In addition, copies of this notice have been deposited electronically at major library branches in each county in Nevada. This notice and the text of the proposed regulations are also available on the State Environmental Commission's website at: SEC.NV.GOV. All of the proposed regulations denoted in this notice, including previous drafts, are or will be posted on the Legislative Counsel Bureau's website

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 Valerie King, Executive Secretary, 901 South Stewart Street, Suite 4001, Carson City, Nevada 89701-5249, facsimile (775) 687-5856, or by calling (775) 687-9374, no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 5, 2018.

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