New Chemigation Rules and Regulations Approved
On February 19, 2015 the LCNRD directors held a public hearing on proposed changes to the district’s chemigation rules. Following the hearing, directors approved the rules and issued an order to implement the rules starting March 19, 2015. The rules have also been sent to the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for review and approval. Under the new rules, chemigation permit fees will increase to $50 for new or special permits and $20 for a renewal permit. The fee for emergency permits will remain $100. Renewal chemigation forms will be sent to producers who had permits last year after the implementation date has passed.
By working with the district’s agricultural producers to permit and inspect center pivot irrigation systems used to apply agricultural chemicals and fertilizers to crops, LCNRD is protecting the quality of our groundwater supplies. If you plan to apply agricultural chemicals through irrigation please contact the NRD to apply for a chemigation permit.
The complete text of the approved Chemigation Rules and Regulations is available for review at the LCNRD office, or by calling 402-254-6758 to request a copy be mailed to you. The rules will go into effect starting March 19, 2015.
Public Hearing planned on Proposed Groundwater Quantity Rules and Regulations
The Lewis and Clark NRD Board of Directors have proposed changes to the groundwater quantity rules and regulations to protect groundwater quantity across the District. A Public Hearing is scheduled for March 19, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in the Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) board room located at 608 North Robinson Avenue, Hartington, NE 68739. The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony and other evidence concerning proposed Management Area regulations as required by law. Any interested person may appear at the hearing and present written or oral testimony concerning the proposed regulations. Testimony may also be submitted in writing to LCNRD at PO Box 518, Hartington, NE 68739, by 5:00 p.m., March 18, 2015. Individuals with disabilities may request auxiliary aids and service necessary for participation by contacting LCNRD by March 12, 2015.
If you would like to review the original GWMP and the subsequent revisions they are available “here”.
Cedar-Knox RWP - 2014 Annual Water Quality Report
Landowners and/or operators of the Bazile Groundwater Management Area 2014 annual report due April 1st 2015.
To learn more about the Rules and Regulations affecting the Bazile Groundwater Management Area in the Lewis and Clark NRD take a look at our brochure.
The Lewis and Clark NRD offers 75% cost share to landowners in the Bazile GWMA for deep soil samples of acres to be planted to a non-legume crop.