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Gov. Ricketts Issues New Executive Order for Locate Request Flexibility

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Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

Eric Maher, 402-471-1974


Media Release:

Gov. Ricketts Issues New Executive Order for Locate Request Flexibility


Read the executive orders here.


LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts has issued a new executive order to extend the response time for locate requests in flood-impacted communities.  State law requires responses to notifications of excavation within two days.  Executive Order 19-05 temporarily extends the response time to seven days for personnel engaged in disaster response.


“In light of the historic flooding and devastation our communities have experienced, the Governor’s Office is working to cut red tape,” said Taylor Gage, Director of Strategic Communications for Governor Ricketts.  “This new executive order will help alleviate some of the burden on Nebraskans engaged in disaster response as our communities work to recover and rebuild.”


This order is in addition to the Governor’s emergency declaration issued on March 12th and three other executive orders issued over the last two weeks.  All the executive orders are effective now and will remain in effect until April 15, 2019.  Nebraska continues to encourage surrounding states to temporarily ease their restrictions as well.


Read the executive order by clicking here.  The Governor’s emergency declaration can be found by clicking here.