2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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Agribusiness Best Management Practices (language only)

Item 455 #1c

Item 455 #1c

Public Safety
Institutions, Division of

Page 317, after line 32, insert:
"The Department of Corrections, with the assistance of the Department of Conservation and Recreation, shall develop a plan to continue implementation of best management practices intended to reduce nutrient and sediment runoff into state waters from all of its agribusiness operations.  This plan shall include, but not be limited to, methods to eliminate access of the Department's livestock to streams, creeks and other waterways; the creation of riparian buffers along these streams; and methods to ensure the appropriate use of fertilizers, pesticides and other chemicals on Department-owned or cultivated properties.  This plan shall maximize the use of inmate labor in implementing best management practices.  The Department shall submit a report of this plan, including estimates of any costs to implement the plan, to the Secretaries of Public Safety and Natural Resources and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than October 1, 2000."

(This amendment requires the Department to develop a plan for continued implementation of best management practices to reduce nonpoint source pollution from its agribusiness operations.)