Upper Big Blue NRD Public Hearing - Rule 5 Groundwater Management Areas #1 and #2

Upper Big Blue NRD Public Hearing - Rule 5 Groundwater Management Areas #1 and #2

Monday, August 19, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Notice of Public Hearing

The Upper Big Blue NRD will hold a public hearing and informational open house on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Holthus Convention Center, 3130 Holen Avenue, York, Nebraska. The informational session will begin at 7:00 p.m. Citizens wishing to testify concerning changes to District Rule 5 will be given an opportunity to so on location. The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments on proposed changes to District Rule 5 – Ground Water Management Area Rules and Regulations. Some changes proposed will apply to the entire District as follows: An approved nitrification inhibitor must be applied at the manufacturer’s recommended rate with pre-plant nitrogen fertilizer in the following situations. The application of anhydrous ammonia prior to March 1. The application of all nitrogen fertilizers other than anhydrous ammonia after February 29th.  In addition to the requirements nitrogen inhibitors, in Phase II and Phase III pre-plant application of nitrogen fertilizer shall not exceed 120 lbs. per acre. The remaining nitrogen fertilizer may be applied post plant.  Prior to applying nitrogen fertilizer, but no later than April 1 of each year, each Operator in the Management Area is required to report information regarding the use of best management practices. A complete copy of Rule 5 and the proposed changes are available at the District office and at the District web site below.

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