LD 1269 LR 1285(02)
An Act To Clarify the Laws Regarding Significant Groundwater Wells
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment "   "
Committee: Natural Resources
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
2009-10 2010-11 Projections 2011-12 Projections 2012-13
Other Special Revenue Funds $25,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill expands the definition of groundwater wells and adds dewatering of a mining operation to the definition.  The expansion of the definition allows for additional permitting by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), resulting in Other Special Revenue Funds revenue of $50,000 to be collected annually beginning in 2010-11.  As the rulemaking necessary for this additional permitting will not be completed until December 2009, additional permit fees collected in FY 2009-10 will be $25,000.  Additional costs to the DEP and Land Use Regulation Commission associated with rulemaking and issuing of the permits can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.