92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB1083
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Short description: 
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   withdrawn  will  significantly  and  adversely  affect  or  reduce the      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

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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