Nebraska Dept. of Environment & Energy Update
Starting Sept. 1, NDEE will use a Letter of Non-Compliance (LNC) to communicate when a facility is in violation of environmental regulations.To our regulated community:
The last few months have presented unique challenges, and the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy would like to thank you for continuing to work toward environmental compliance despite these obstacles.
During the last few months, our team focused on improving some of our agency's processes, including how we help facilities come back into compliance following an inspection.
Starting Sept. 1, NDEE will use a Letter of Non-Compliance (LNC) to communicate when a facility is in violation of environmental regulations. In the past, the agency used different forms of correspondence (such as Letters of Warning, Notices of Violation, Repairs or Corrective Action Letters, and Compliance Requests) depending on the severity of the violation. By using the LNC as its single tool, NDEE hopes to bring consistency, fairness, and transparency to the Return to Compliance (RTC) process.
An LNC will tell facilities about any violations that were found, a description of what is needed for the facility to return to compliance, and a schedule for the facility to follow. This letter allows NDEE to streamline its process so its team members can focus on helping facilities return to compliance and protecting Nebraska's environment.
Included are two guidance documents – “Inspection Tips For Regulated Facilities” and “A Guide to NDEE's Return to Compliance Process.” The Inspection Tips explain how our inspections work and provide information to help facilities prepare. The Compliance Process document goes into more detail about the agency's new RTC process. Both documents are also available on NDEE's website.
If you have any questions or comments about the RTC process or the attached documents, you may reach out to one of our inspectors or call NDEE's front desk at (402) 471-2186.
Again, NDEE thanks you for your efforts in maintaining environmental compliance during this pandemic. Through this new process, Nebraska facilities and NDEE will be able to better work together for the good of all Nebraskans.
Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy
Source: NDEE ?AIR NEWS UPDATES – August 25, 2020