1997 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Committee Approved)

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JLARC-compliance auditor recommendation (language only)

Item 408 #7h

Item 408 #7h

Natural Resources
Environmental Quality, Department of
Environmental Quality, Department of FY1997 1.00 FY1998 1.00 FTE

Page 267, after line 44, insert:
"D.  The Department of Environmental Quality shall ensure that each regional office has a full-time compliance auditor position filled by September 1, 1997.  All compliance auditor positions shall be filled through the competitive hiring process."

(This amendment implements a Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) recommendation in its study of the Department of Environmental Quality. Currently two DEQ regions, each with some of the State's largest major pollution sources, share a compliance auditor. Sufficient funds exist in the agency for the position.)