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Noxious Weed Responsibilities

In 1989, the Nebraska Legislature approved amendments to the Nebraska Noxious Weed Control Act with the passage of LB 49. The revisions made to the Noxious Weed Control Act went into effect on November 1, 1989. The Noxious Weed Control Act defines and places specific responsibilities for noxious weed control on landowners, individual counties, and the State of Nebraska.

It is the duty of each person who owns or controls land to effectively control noxious weeds on such land.

County Board:
The Noxious Weed Control Act defines county board as being a board of commissioners or supervisors.

The duties of the county board, as stated in the Noxious Weed Control Act, include:

Control Authority:
The Noxious Weed Control Act defines control authority as being the county weed district board or the county board of commissioners or supervisors. The Noxious Weed Control Act establishes a procedure for the voters of each county to determine if they want the Noxious Weed Control Act to be administered by the county board or by an independently elected body, referred to as the county weed district board.

Duties of the control authority include:

County Weed Superintendent:
The county weed superintendent duties include:

County Attorney:
The duties of the county attorney include initiating the appropriate proceedings to be instituted and pursued in the appropriate court against landowners who have failed to comply with the noxious weed law.

Attorney General:
Duties of the attorney general include the filing of an action against the control authority when they fail or refuse to comply with instructions provided to them by the Director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.

Director of Agriculture:
The duties of the Director and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture include:

The Noxious Weed Advisory Committee Members:

Leafy Spurge Working Task Force
Nebraska Department of Roads
Board of Educational Lands and Funds
Nebraska Weed Control Association
Nebraska Fertilizer and Ag Chem Association
Nebraska Association of Resource Districts
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
University of Nebraska, IANR, Agronomy Department
Nebraska Cattlemen Association
Society of Range Management
Nebraska Aviation Trades Association
U.S. Forest Service/Pine Ridge Ranger District

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