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A public hearing on proposed revisions to chemigation rules and regulations is scheduled Monday, November 17, 2PM at the NRD office. Learn more at right.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 2pm at the NRD office.

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Chemigation Changes Approved

The NRD Board approved revisions to chemigation rules and regulations when it met November 19. Chemigation is the application of crop chemicals through an irrigation system. A public hearing on the revisions was held November 17. Here is a summary of the revisions:

  • To change the requirement for the District to review each emergency permit application and approve or deny the application from forty-eight hours to two working days, and to define “working day” to mean Monday through Friday but not Saturday, Sunday, or a federal or state holiday;
  • To revise the District’s chemigation permit fee structure as follows:  original permit application, from $30.00 to $60.00; special permit application, $60.00; annual permit renewal, from $10.00 to $30.00; and emergency permit application, from $100.00 to $250.00;
  • To specify that it is the permitholder’s responsibility to schedule required inspections with the District;
  • To change the District’s notice requirement for cease and desist from ten days to three days; and
  • To reorganize and update the regulations.