Wellhead Protection Area Act (Nebraska)

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EZFeed Policy

Place Nebraska


Name Wellhead Protection Area Act (Nebraska)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
Primary Website http://nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/browse-chapters.php?chapter=46

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source http://www.deq.state.ne.us/GroundW.nsf/Pages/WHPA


This section regulates activities which can occur on or below the land surface of the area surrounding a wellhead. The purpose of these regulations is to limit well contamination and preserve drinking water safety. The statute discusses the boundaries and designation of a wellhead, and grants authority to the Environmental Quality Council to adopt rules and regulations relevant to wellhead protection.

Policy Contact

Department Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
Division Wellhead Protection Program (WHP)
Address 1200 ‘N’ Street, Suite 400
Address 2 PO Box 98922
Place Lincoln, Nebraska
Zip/Postal Code 68509-8922
Phone 402-471-0096

Email ndeq.moreinfo@nebraska.gov
Website http://www.deq.state.ne.us/GroundW.nsf/Pages/WHPA

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Neb. Rev. Stat. 46-15xx
Date Effective 1999
Date Enacted 1998