LD 1244 LR 540(05)
An Act To Amend Environmental Permitting Standards
Fiscal Note for Bill as Engrossed with:
C "A" (S-156)
S "A" (S-227) to C "A" (S-156)
Committee: Environment and Natural Resources
Fiscal Note
Current biennium savings - Other Special Revenue Funds
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill forbids the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), beginning October 1, 2015, from conducting adjudicatory hearings to establish water level regimes or minimum flow requirements unless initiated before October 1, 2015. The prohibition is repealed on September 30, 2016. The DEP normally anticipates no more than two water level regime adjudications per year.