A Guide to NDEE’s Return to Compliance Process
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Form #:  20-021
Guidance Documents
Revised: 8/20/20


To make compliance easy, the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy has created this document, “A Guide to NDEE’s Return to Compliance Process.”

This document outlines recent updates NDEE has made to its Return to Compliance (RTC) process, which includes a new form of correspondence: the Letter of Non-Compliance (LNC). In addition to explaining the new LNC, this document also highlights our Compliance Assistance program and answers questions such as:
  • Why change to the Letter of Non-Compliance?
  • How can I be proactive when it comes to environmental regulations?
  • How does the streamlined Return to Compliance process work?
Because violations can be found during inspections and surveys, NDEE has also created a guidance document titled “Inspection Tips for Regulated Facilities” to help facilities prepare for inspections.

With this change, NDEE hopes to bring consistency, fairness, and transparency to the inspection and Return to Compliance processes.

If you have any questions or comments about the Return to Compliance process or the attached documents, you may reach out to one of our inspectors or call NDEE’s front desk at (402) 471-2186.