Nevada Public Health and Safety
Sec. § 459.546
Variances: Conditions and criteria for granting; revocation.


Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, the owner or operator of a facility for the treatment, storage or disposal of hazardous waste or a person who wishes to construct such a facility may apply to the Commission for a variance from its applicable regulations. The Commission may grant a variance only if, after a public hearing on due notice, it finds from a preponderance of the evidence that:


The facility or proposed facility, under the worst adverse conditions, does not or will not endanger or tend to endanger the environment and human health or safety; and


Compliance with the regulations would produce serious hardship without equal or greater benefits to the environment or public.


The Commission shall not grant a variance unless it has considered in the following order of priority the interests of:


The public;


Other owners of property likely to be affected by the emissions or discharge; and


The applicant.


The Commission may:


Upon granting a variance, impose certain conditions upon the applicant; or


Revoke the variance if the applicant fails to comply with those conditions.


The Commission shall not grant a variance from its applicable regulations that would allow a facility for the disposal of hazardous waste to construct or operate a landfill in a manner that fails to comply with the requirements of subsection 7 of NRS 459.520.
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Feb. 5, 2021