Archive May 2020
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NDEE Air Permitting Section Tackles Backlog of Operating Permit Renewal ApplicationsThe Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) Air Permitting Section has taken steps to reduce its backlog of operating permit (OP) renewal applications. OP Unit Supervisor Dave Christensen said he started tracking applications in 2015, and more focused efforts to reduce the backlog and permit wait times began in 2016.
NGFA Comments on FMCSA finalizes Hours-of-Service (HOS) Rulesfinal rule on changes to driver hours-of-service regulations with reforms that will increase driver flexibility and facilitate the availability of truck transportation, which moves the vast majority of agricultural freight.
Feed Managers: Do Your Employees Need More Training?Are there employees in your workforce who need to understand more about the animal food industry or their specific role in your operation? Given the current COVID-19 crisis, do you have budget or travel constraints and can’t permit employees to be away from their jobs for extended periods to complete skills training?
AFIA Raises Concerns on New Chemical Fee Rule – Facility Uses of Formaldehyde Not TargetedOver the past several weeks, the American Feed Industry Association has joined other groups in communicating industry concerns to the Environmental Protection Agency concerning the 2018 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) fees rule, announced in January.
Capturing Carbon In NebraskaBattelle Memorial Institute and the Great Plains Institute invite you to attend a webinar series, kicking off on May 27, 2020, at 10 AM CST, focused on carbon capture, utilization, and storage opportunities in Nebraska. This three-part webinar series will dive into:
- Basics about carbon capture technology
- Specific applications for carbon capture, including ethanol, power plants and other industrial sources
- Technical and economic considerations for different projects
- Geology of Nebraska and prospects for geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) and enhanced oil recovery
- National and regional infrastructure planning initiatives to improve the transportation of CO2 and better connect Nebraska CO2 sources, sinks, and markets
- Policy drivers for carbon capture, including clean fuels policies, the federal 45Q tax credit, and national infrastructure policy
- Stakeholder-led carbon capture initiatives in other states