1998 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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APA study of DEQ permit fees (language only)

Item 424 #4c

Item 424 #4c

Natural Resources
Environmental Quality, Department of

Page 254, after line 19, insert:
"C. The Auditor of Public Accounts shall examine the current and projected revenues and expenses of the Department of Environmental Quality to determine if permitting, licensing, and other fees provide sufficient resources to fund related operations and, if not, the feasibility of whether such fees can fund all related operations.  If these activities are not self-sustaining, the Auditor will determine the extent to which these operations depend on general fund resources.  This review shall include both current and future operating costs to consider whether the Department should maintain working capital reserves and, if necessary, propose methods to calculate and maintain these reserves.  The Auditor of Public Accounts shall complette his work and report his findings to the Chairmen of the House Committees on Appropriations and Conservation and Natural Resources, and the Senate Committees on Finance and Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources, by December 1, 1998."

(This amendment is self explanatory.)