After a declaration of an area of ground water concern, the ground water management committee shall develop and promote a local action plan for the area of ground water concern. The local action plan shall include but need not be limited to:
Identification of local residential, industrial and agricultural practices that may be contributing to a deterioration of ground water quality in the area;
An evaluation of the threat to ground water from the potential nonpoint sources identified;
Evaluation and recommendations of alternative practices;
Recommendations regarding demonstration projects needed in the area;
Recommendations of public education and research specific to that area that would assist in addressing the issues related to the area of ground water concern; and
Methods of implementing best practicable management practices to improve ground water quality in the area.
The availability of the draft local action plan and announcement of a 30-day public comment period shall be publicized in a newspaper of general circulation in the area designated as an area of ground water concern. Suggestions provided to the ground water management committee during the public comment period shall be considered by the ground water management committee in determining the final action plan.
The ground water management committee may request the department to arrange for technical advice and assistance from appropriate state agencies and higher education institutions.