The Worker Training Program is a business incentive program to support the retraining and upgrading of Nebraska’s current workforce. The amount of grant funding available quarterly is distributed on the basis of size of firm, type of industry, geographic location, and demand occupations that broaden the skill pool and benefit the local and state economy. Businesses must participating must match at least an equal amount to the funds provided by the program.
All wind measurement equipment associated with the development or study of wind-powered electric generation, whether owned or leased, shall be registered with the Department of Aeronautics if the equipment is at least fifty feet in height above the ground and is located outside the boundaries of any incorporated city or village. This section contains other provisions for registration and marking of wind equipment.
These regulations address leases or lease options securing land for the study or production of wind-generated energy. The regulations describe agreement terms, compliance, and a prohibition on land severance.
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.
Nebraska has a “first in time, first in right” appropriation policy in place for water withdrawal or use from natural sources. This policy states that the first person or entity using water for a beneficial purpose (e.g., commercial, personal, industrial) is entitled to keep using that water; the rights of subsequent water users follow a similar pattern, and only the remaining water may be used by “junior” users.
This statute declares underground storage of natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas to be in the public interest if it promotes the conservation of natural gas and permits the accumulation of natural gas reserves. Under this statute, a person, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, association, or municipal corporation authorized to transport or distribute natural gas as a public utility within this state for ultimate public use or consumption may exercise the right of eminent domain in certain circumstances.
This statute enables and regulates the exercise of eminent domain by persons, companies, corporations, or associations transporting crude oil, petroleum, gases, or other products within or through the state of Nebraska by pipeline.
Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Nebraska is primarily designed to finance the public costs associated with a private development project. Essentially, the property tax increases resulting from a development are targeted to repay the public investment required by a project. Generally, TIF funds can be used for land acquisition, public improvements and amenities, infrastructure, and utilities.
These regulations, promulgated by the Department of Environmental Quality, contain surface water quality standards, stream classifications, discussion of lakes and impounded basins, and water quality standards for wetlands.