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State Resources

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) is the main environmental enforcement agency in the state. Nebraska very closely follows federal environmental regulations.

Compliance Considerations

The following links provide Nebraska specific guidance and fact sheets for environmental compliance within the state.

Air – NDEQ Air Quality Division

Automotive – Automotive Recyclers Association NE specific fact sheets on auto related environmental topics

Compliance Assistance - NDEQ assistance program

Electronic Waste – NDEQ management of waste computers, monitors, and electronics

Environmental Permits​ - "What every Nebraska business should know"

Hazardous Waste Regulations – NDEQ hazardous waste regulations

Medications and Infectious Waste Disposal – NDEQ information on pharmaceutical and biohazard waste

Small Business Assistance Program – NDEQ small business assistance with environmental regulations

Storage Tanks – NE State Fire Marshal requirements for registration of ASTs and USTs

Universal Waste – NDEQ universal waste page

Waste Tire Management Program – NDEQ waste tire information page

Water  – NDEQ water programs page

Sustainability and Reducing Compliance Risk

WasteCap Nebraska ​- Non-profit focused on eliminating waste in Nebraska, provide waste reduction services and other support to businesses

The state resources provide retail-relevant state regulatory information and resources. The State Matrices page has more detailed information on variations in key state regulations such as hazardous waste, consumer bag legislation, e-waste and more.