The Nebraska Chemigation Cat—1987 in Review

by Gary Buttermore, Nebraska Dep of Environmental, Control, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Planning Now for Irrigation and Drainage in the 21st Century


The Nebraska Chemigation Act was signed into law in April of 1986 with requirements effective January 1, 1987. The Act is one of the most comprehensive pieces of chemigation legislation to date in that it requires safety equipment, site permits, equipment inspections, applicator training and testing, accident reporting, and penalties for noncompliance. During 1987 a total of 7,181 chemigation permits were issued by Natural Resources Districts and a total of 4,193 chemigation applicators were certified to chemigate by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Control. Changes in the Nebraska chemigation regulations since January 1, 1987 include an increase in the application certification period from two to four years and a small change to the equipment requirements.

Subject Headings: Chemical treatment | Occupational safety | Equipment and machinery | Groundwater management | Groundwater pollution | Safety | Training | Accidents | Nebraska | United States

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