Apr 30 2012
For the purpose of receiving public comment from all interested persons, the Nevada Division of Water Resources will hold a public hearing regarding the adoption, amendment or repeal of Regulations for Water Well and Related Drilling as set forth in Chapter 534 of the Nevada Administrative Code.
The hearing will begin on May 31 promptly at 9:00 a.m. at the Nevada Legislative Building in Carson City and will include the full opportunity to be heard by presenting oral or written testimony and exhibits to be entered into the record. If necessary, a mid-day break will begin at approximately 12:00 p.m. and the hearing will be continued at 1:30 p.m.
As provided in Nevada Revised Statutes Chapters 233B, 534.020 (2), 534.060 (8), 534.140 (6) and 534.150 (6), the Division of Water Resources is proposing to amend the present Regulations for Water Well and Related Drilling (Nevada Administrative Code § 534.010 through § 534.500).
The following information is provided pursuant to the requirements of NRS 233B.0603:
1) The need for and the purpose of the proposed regulation modifications are to clarify existing language and present new language since the rule was last adopted in 2006.
2) The proposed changes will provide for clarification on monitoring well requirements, provide additional options for water well plugging materials, and require a minor increase in the bentonite solids content of bentonite grout.
3) The potential economic impact on the regulated industry involves a minor increase in cost of materials used in borehole plugging. The immediate and long term economic benefit to the industry involves less expensive options for water well plugging materials, and an improvement in the quality of the product used forborehole plugging. The potential adverse effect to the public, both short and long term, is expected to be minimal. The immediate and long term economic benefit to the public involves less expensive options for water well plugging materials,and an improvement in the quality of the product used for borehole plugging. These proposed changes will offer greater protection of groundwater statewide.