2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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TMDL Support

Item 415 #11c

Item 415 #11c

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Natural Resources
Environmental Quality, Department of FY2001 $300,000 FY2002 $0 GF
FY2001 $1,000,000 FY2002 $0 NGF
FY2001 3.00 FY2002 0.00 FTE

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"3.a.  Included in the amounts for Environmental and Technical Assistance is $300,000 the first year from the general fund for the Department to cooperate with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the development, coordination, and implementation of the total maximum daily load program.  The Departments of Environmental Quality and Conservation and Recreation, under the guidance of the Secretary of Natural Resources, shall establish an advisory committee of point and nonpoint source pollution control stakeholders.  The Department shall develop a comprehensive plan for implementation of the total maximum daily load program through the year 2010.  This plan shall include input from the advisory committee hereby established, and shall address the program's funding impacts and suggest means to pay for the program; develop alternative strategies to accomplish the program's aims; and propose a framework for affected stakeholders to determine responsibility for pollution reductions.  The Department shall submit the plan to the Governor, the Chairmen of the House Committees on Appropriations and Conservation and Natural Resources, and the Chairmen of the Senate Committees on Finance and Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources by November 1, 2000.
b.  Included in this amount for Environmental Technical and Financial Assistance is $1,000,000 the first year from federal funds to conduct chemical, biological and stream flow monitoring, water quality modeling, provide for public involvement in the TMDL process, and to otherwise ensure accurate and timely development of the TMDLs.  This appropriation is in anticipation of the Environmental Protection Agency recognizing its responsibilities to the states under the June 11, 1999, Consent Decree and Settlement Agreement for the total maximum daily load program."

(This amendment provides general fund support and three positions for the Department to develop a plan for implementation of the total maximum daily load program through the year 2010. The amendment also includes a $1.0 million nongeneral fund appropriation in anticipation of a federal grant.)