05RS SB175


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SB 175 (BR 1470) - R. Stivers II

     AN ACT relating to the issuance of federal permits by the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet.
     Amend KRS 224.16-050, relating to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, to allow the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet to issue permits for the discharge of fill material into streams and wetlands; require the cabinet to enter into a memorandum of understanding with USDA prior to assuming such authority; permit the cabinet to charge a fee for processing permit applications.


     SFA (1, E. Scorsone) - Require the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet to report and make recommendation to the Governor on requesting approval by the U.S. EPA for state administration of the federal Clean Water Act, Section 404 program; require any state 404 water program to provide for review comparable to National Environmental Policy Act and public interest review.

     HFA (1, T. Riner) - Change Section 1 to amend KRS 224.16-050 to provide that the cabinet shall not impose under a permit issued pursuant to the section any effluent limitation, monitoring requirement, or other condition which is more or less stringent than federal requirements.

     HFA (2, T. Riner) - Require the cabinet to complete a feasibility study that demonstrates it can administer the 404 water permit program without additional funding and that the program will be as protective of public health, safety, and the environment as if the program remained under federal administration.

     HFA (3/P, R. Nelson) - Attach provisions of HB 172/HCS.

     HFA (4/Title, R. Nelson) - Make title amendment.

     HFA (5/P, R. Nelson) - Provide that Department of Agriculture reauthorize the Forest Health Task Force; provide that state government agencies furnish State Entomologist with information; provide that State Entomologist submit report to General Assembly.

     HFA (6, R. Meeks) - Provide that the cabinet shall report no later than January 1, 2006 on costs, personnel, and other changes needed to support state assumption of the permitting program under 33 U.S.C 1344 (e) and (g).

     HFA (7/Title, R. Nelson) - Make title amendment.

     Feb 9-introduced in Senate
     Feb 14-to Agriculture and Natural Resources (S)
     Feb 17-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 18-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 22, 2005; floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 22-3rd reading; floor amendment (1) defeated; passed 35-2; received in House
     Feb 24-to Natural Resources and Environment (H); posted in committee
     Mar 1-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 2-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendments (1) and (2) filed
     Mar 3-floor amendments (3) (4-title) and (5) filed
     Mar 4-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day; floor amendments (6) and (7-title) filed; 3rd reading, passed 89-0 with floor amendment (6); received in Senate
     Mar 8-posted for passage for concurrence in House floor amendment (6) on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 as a Consent bill; Senate concurred in House floor amendment (6); passed 35-2
     Mar 21-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 31-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 174)

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