Shorter NRD notification advanced

Natural resources districts would be able to enforce actions more quickly under a bill advanced from general file Jan. 23.

LB513, introduced by Holdrege Sen. Tom Carlson, would reduce from 10 to three the number of days required before a natural resources district could issue a cease and desist order. Carlson said the bill would help districts more effectively manage groundwater through rules and regulations.

“Regulation during a drought must be very timely to be effective,” he said. “A lot of water can be pumped in those seven days.”

Senators voted to advance the bill on a 27-0 vote.

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