LD 1244 LR 540(04)
An Act To Amend Environmental Permitting Standards
Fiscal Note for Senate Amendment " " to Committee Amendment "A"
Sponsor: Sen. Breen of Cumberland
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Current biennium savings - Other Special Revenue Funds
Current biennium revenue decrease - Other Special Revenue Funds
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The amendment forbids the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), beginning September 1, 2015, from conducting adjudicatory hearings to establish water level regimes or minimum flow requirements, unless initiated before September 1, 2015. The prohibition is repealed on August 31, 2016. The amendment removes the proposed fee to the DEP to cover the costs of adjudicatory hearings. The DEP normally anticipates no more than two water level regime adjudications per year.