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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 21, 2009

CONTACT

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

DHHS to Hold a Hearing October 29, 2009 in Lincoln

Lincoln – The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health is holding this hearing to accept comments on proposed changes to regulations for Analyses for the Determination of the Alcohol Content in Blood and Breath in Title 177, Chapter 1 and Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace in Title 177, Chapter 6. The hearing will take place in Lincoln at the Nebraska State Office Building, 301 Centennial Mall South, Conference Room ‘LL-D’, at 1:00 p.m. (CT)

These are the proposed changes:

  • Remove obsolete language;
  • Clarify regulatory requirements; and
  • Streamline the requirements for obtaining and maintaining permits, including training, device calibration and proficiency testing.

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, October 31, 2009. 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 Rules.Regs@dhhs.ne.gov.

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.

Draft regulations and DHHS hearing notices are available online at: www.dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/reg_hearings.aspx.

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