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September 17, 2008

Marla Augustine, DHHS, Communications and Legislative Services, (402-471-4047),


DHHS to Hold Hearing Regarding the Clean Indoor Air Regulations

Lincoln – The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health, will hold a public hearing September 25, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. CT. The hearing will take place in Lincoln at the State Office Building, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lower Level Conference Room ‘A.’

This hearing is being held to accept comments on proposed changes to regulations related to the Clean Indoor Air Act. The proposed changes will implement LB 395, passed in 2008, that repeals the current Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act and adopts a new act that prohibits smoking in public places and places of employment throughout the State of Nebraska beginning June 1, 2009.

Anyone may attend and comment at the hearing or submit comments in writing. Written comments must be postmarked or received by 5:00 p.m. CT, September 27, 2008. They should be sent to DHHS, Regulatory Analysis and Integration, 301 Centennial Mall South, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509; faxed to 402-742-2382; or e-mailed to

If auxiliary aids or reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in a hearing, please call 402-471-9022. Persons with hearing impairments may call the DHHS at 402-471-9570 (voice and TDD) or the Nebraska Relay System at 711 or 800-833-7352 TDD.