Nebraska Revised Statute 46-750
Any person aggrieved by any order of the district, the Director of Environment and Energy, or the Director of Natural Resources issued pursuant to the Nebraska Ground Water Management and Protection Act may appeal the order. The appeal shall be in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act.
- Administrative Procedure Act, see section 84-920.
In a review de novo on the record, a district court is not limited to a review subject to the narrow criteria found in section 84-917(6)(a), but is required to make independent factual determinations based upon the record and reach its own independent conclusions with respect to the matters at issue. Medicine Creek v. Middle Republican NRD, 296 Neb. 1, 892 N.W.2d 74 (2017).
Upon an appeal from an order of a natural resources district, a district court reviews the natural resources district's decision de novo on the record of the natural resources district. Medicine Creek v. Middle Republican NRD, 296 Neb. 1, 892 N.W.2d 74 (2017).
Where a natural resources district held a hearing and received formal proof regarding the merits of a request for a variance, its order denying the variance request was judicial in nature and was appealable to the district court. Medicine Creek v. Middle Republican NRD, 296 Neb. 1, 892 N.W.2d 74 (2017).