MADIGAN,MJ-SLONE AND FRANKS.
WATER QUANTITY PROTECTION
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Water Quantity Protection Act of 2001.
Provides that after the effective date of the Act, no facilities
for the withdrawal of groundwater or surface water may be constructed,
installed, or operated without the approval of the Department of
Natural Resources when (i) the proposed rate of withdrawal is in
excess of 2,000,000 gallons per day or (ii) the amount of water to be
withdrawn will significantly and adversely affect or reduce the
availability of water for other uses. Lists factors the Department
must consider before granting approval for the withdrawal of
groundwater or surface water. Limits approvals to certain listed
situations. Allows the Pollution Control Board to review the
Department's decisions. Creates a Water Quantity Protection Advisory
Committee to review, evaluate, and make recommendations to the
Department for rules to implement the Act. Allows the Pollution
Control Board, on the Department's recommendations, to adopt rules
necessary to implement the Act. Preempts home rule powers. Effective
FISCAL NOTE (Department of Natural Resources)
Fiscal impact is estimated at $1,000,000 for increased staff,
operational support costs, technical studies, and groundwater
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes everything. Creates the Water Quantity Protection Act of
2001. Contains a short title only.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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