2017 Nebraska Revised Statutes
Chapter 46 - IRRIGATION AND REGULATION OF WATER
46-684 Permit; revocation; procedure; violation of terms of permit; director; powers and duties.
46-684. Permit; revocation; procedure; violation of terms of permit; director; powers and duties.
(1) A permit granted pursuant to section 46-683 shall be revoked, following a hearing conducted in the same manner as hearings conducted pursuant to section 46-680, if the director determines that the permitholder has failed to exercise the right to withdraw ground water within three years of the date specified in the permit or for a period of three consecutive years thereafter.
(2) If it appears to the director that a permitholder has withdrawn more ground water than the amount specified in the permit or has violated any of the conditions specified in the permit, the director shall give written notice to the permitholder of the alleged violation.
Within thirty days following receipt of such notice, the permitholder may:
(a) File an application to amend the permit as provided in section 46-683.01;
(b) Request a hearing before the director; or
(c) Take appropriate measures to comply with the permit.
If the permitholder fails to take action pursuant to subdivision (2)(a), (2)(b), or (2)(c) of this section, the director may issue an order requiring compliance with the permit and seek, if appropriate, a court injunction prohibiting further violations of the permit.
If the permitholder requests a hearing, the director shall within thirty days schedule a hearing within or in reasonable proximity to the area where the water wells are located. Within forty-five days following the hearing, the director shall issue an order containing specific findings of fact with reference to the alleged violation and directing the permitholder, if necessary, to cease and desist from further violations of the permit.
(3) Nothing in this section shall limit the penalty provisions of section 46-687.
- Laws 1981, LB 56, § 10;
- Laws 1986, LB 309, § 4;
- Laws 1993, LB 131, § 37.