Nevada Division of Environmental Protection Notice of Intent to conduct a triennial review of Nevada

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) is initiating a review of Nevada’s Surface Water Quality Standards (WQS). Please note this review does not apply to Safe Drinking Water Act or groundwater standards. This review is to evaluate the need to update or revise Nevada’s WQS to remain consistent with State and Federal law and to ensure that Nevada’s WQS continue to reflect the best available science.

NDEP is soliciting public input from all interested parties on any aspect of Nevada’s WQS that should be considered for potential revision. Water quality standards for Nevada surface waters are contained in the Nevada Administrative Code, Chapter 445A.11704 - 445A.2234. Public comments should identify the issue, suggested revision and the basis for the suggested revision, including supporting technical information or reports.

Meetings to discuss WQS and planned revisions will be held at the following locations and dates. The meetings will consist of a brief presentation by NDEP staff followed by a public comment and discussion period. No items will be voted on and no actions will be taken during the public meetings.

Carson City
November 26, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources
Richard H. Bryan State Office Building
Great Basin Room 4th Floor South
901 South Stewart Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701-5249

November 27, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Elko County Library
Meeting Room
720 Court Street Elko, Nevada 89801

Las Vegas
November 28, 2018
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Clark County Wetlands Park Nature Center
7050 E. Wetlands Park Lane,
Las Vegas, NV 89129

Public comment will be accepted at the meetings and written comments will be accepted until December 28, 2018.

Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations or assistance, or persons unable to attend these meetings, but desiring information on the regulations or to submit written comments, please contact:

John Heggeness
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Water Quality Planning
901 S. Stewart Street, Suite 4001
Carson City, Nevada 89701
[(775) 687-9449]
FAX: (775) 687-5856