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Examples of Current Notable Projects (1)

January 2011 — Lake Tahoe Watershed Program The Lake Tahoe Watershed Program being conducted by NDEP program in collaboration with the California Regional Water Quality Control Board and the Lahontan Region Water Board; the purposed of the program is to protect Lake Tahoe as a water of extraordinary aesthetic or ecologic value.


January 2011 — Report on Electronic Waste Resue & Recycling Assembly Bill (AB) 426, introduced during Nevada's 75th Legislative Session, proposed the creation of a State program to govern electronic waste (e-waste) recycling. During the session, AB426 was amended to require the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) to conduct an interim study of e-waste reuse and recycling programs in Nevada and surrounding states; the study is presented here.


February 2011 — 2011 Recycling And Waste Reduction Report . . . The Nevada legislature adopted a recycling goal of a 25% in 1991.(1) Based on reported data, the State recycling rate was 21.6% in 2008 and 20.3% in 2009. Of the five counties required to have some type of recycling program, the recycling rates of Carson City, Douglas, and Washoe Counties continued to exceed the 25% recycling goal in 2008 and 200


January 2011 — Nevada Air Quality Trend Report — The primary purpose of NDEP's ambient monitoring network is to determine current and projected concentrations of ambient air pollutants within the state, ensure current resource management strategies are working properly, and to develop new measures by which the ambient air quality standards will continue to be attained.


May 2010 — The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) signed into law by President Obama on February 17th, 2009 includes measures to modernize our nation's infrastructure, enhance energy independence, expand educational opportunities, preserve and improve affordable health care, provide tax relief, and protect those in greatest need. NDEP's website contains ARRA funding information in several program areas.


January 2009 — Environmental Education & Outreach This website consolidates information about environmental educational programs offered by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection and it's bureaus.


February 2008 — Nevada Power Company (NV Energy) Reid Gardner Sations Remediation: This webpage provides information about ongoing remediation activities at the Reid Gardner Power Station in Southern Nevada. The station is a 4 unit 650 MW coal fired power plant located on 480 acres in Moapa Valley, Nevada. The station is located just 4 miles west of Glendale and 60 miles northeast of Las Vegas.


April 2008 — Proposed Jungo Landfill: This webpage provides information about NDEP permitting process to construct and operate a Class I municipal solid waste landfill facility at the Jungo disposal site located in Humboldt County, Nevada. The Jungo Disposal Site is located approximately 30 miles west of Winnemucca, Nevada along Jungo Road.

Notable Projects 2001 — 2007

October 2007 — Nevada State Solid Waste Management Plan — Nevada's Solid Waste Management Plan (Plan) provides a description of the existing framework for solid waste management within the applicable laws, regulations and infrastructure within the State. The Plan describes governmental roles and responsibilities, statewide trends in solid waste management, the assessment of Nevada's municipal solid waste management systems, and solid waste management issues and future considerations.


August 2007 — PCE Contamination in Nevada — This website presents information about programs and initiatives being implemented by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) to address management, education and remediation of PCE contamination in Nevada. PCE or Perchloroethylene (also known as Tetrachloroethylene, Tetrachloroethene, PERC or PCE) is a synthetic chemical that is widely used for dry cleaning of fabrics and for metal-degreasing operations.


Mid-2007 — BMI Complex Remediation — By the middle of this year, Basic Remediation Co., a subsidiary of Basic Management Inc., could begin excavating as much as 2 million cubic yards of soil from the 2,200-acre site east of Boulder Highway, north of Lake Mead Parkway and south of the Las Vegas Wash.


January 2007 — Mercury Information — This new website contains information designed to help users understand mercury and the environment, and presents NDEP's ongoing strategy for the control, containment & reduction of mercury in the biosphere.


April 2004 — Bureau of Federal Facilities launches a new website for Project Shoal in North Central Nevada —Project Shoal is located approximately 28 miles southeast of Fallon, in the Sand Springs Range in Churchill County, Nevada.   On October 26, 1963, the Atomic Energy Commission - now the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) - detonated a nuclear device at Project Shoal. The website contains details about remediation activities as well as maps, graphics, documents, and photos.


February 2004 — Tribal Liaison Program — In 2003 discussions about creating the Nevada Tribal Liaison Program were initiated by the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 Tribal Program, and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP). Memorandum Of Understanding Between Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada & The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection


December 2003 — Bureau of Federal Facilities lunches a new website for the Central Nevada Test Area (CNTA) — CNTA is located about 85 miles northeast of Tonopah along U. S. Highway 6 in Hot Creek Valley.   In 1968, the Atomic Energy Commission - now DOE - detonated a nuclear device at the site. The website contains details about remediation activities as well as maps, graphics, documents, and photos.


Bureau of Corrective Actions — Southern Nevada Perchlorate Cleanup Project — Perchlorate, a chemical used as a component of rocket fuel and fertilizer, was first detected in the Lower Colorado River in 1997. As of April 2005, 1574 tons of perchlorate has been removed from the environment. Levels reported in the Lower Colorado River are now below the safety limit set by EPA in 2005.


December 2001 — Churchill County, Nevada Leukemia Investigation — Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) investigation to support the environmental sampling component of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) study entitled, "Cross-Sectional Exposure Assessment of Case-Children With Leukemia (Acute Lymphocytic and Acute Myelocytic Leukemias) and A Reference Population In Churchill County, Nevada."

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