Public Process to Solicit Comments on Nevada’s Water Quality Standards
Section 303(c) of the federal Clean Water Act requires that states review existing water quality standards (WQS) at least once every three years. The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) and the State Environmental Commission meet this requirement through the adoption of water quality standards into the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) on a regular basis. Additionally, about once every three years, the NDEP Bureau of Water Quality Planning (BWQP) opens a Triennial Review public comment period and holds public workshops to solicit input on WQS issues and concerns that NDEP should evaluate during the next several year timeframe.
Letters submitted during the Triennial Review comment period with NDEP responses, and the public workshop meeting notes are provided below. Recordings of the workshops are available on request.
Contact John Heggeness at (775) 687-9449 or jheggene [at] ndep.nv.gov with questions or comments.
2018 Triennial Review — BWQP opened the comment period October 10, 2018 – December 28, 2018. Public workshops: Carson City - November 26, Elko - November 27, Las Vegas - November 28. Documents below are in Adobe PDF File Format
2015 Triennial Review — BWQP opened the comment period January 22, 2015 – March 31, 2015 and held public workshops in Carson City, Las Vegas, and Elko. Documents below are in Adobe PDF File Format
- NDEP Triennial Review Summary
- Workshop Notice
- Comment letter from the Southern Nevada Water Authority
- Comment letter from Colorado River Commission
- Comment letter from GEI Consultants
- Comment letter from the Humboldt River Basin Water Authority
- Public Workshop Meeting Notes
- NDEP Response to Southern Nevada Water Authority Comments
- NDEP Response to Colorado River Commission
- NDEP Response to GEI Consultants
- NDEP Response to Humboldt River Water Authority
2011 Triennial Review — BWQP opened the comment period January 6, 2011 – February 25, 2011 and held public workshops in Carson City, Las Vegas, and Elko. The 2011 Triennial Review documents are consolidated into one Adobe PDF File Format