2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Bryant
Co-Patron(s): Cox, Dillard, Ingram, Morgan, Stump
Wetland Permitting

Item 383 #2h

Item 383 #2h

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Natural Resources
Environmental Quality, Department of FY2003 $652,962 FY2004 $556,512 GF
FY2003 8.00 FY2004 8.00 FTE

Page 294, line 38, strike "$31,170,363" and insert "$31,823,325".
Page 294, line 38, strike "$31,170,363" and insert "$31,726,875".

(This amendment provides funding to allow DEQ to meet a statutory mandate to seek a State Programmatic General Permit (SPGP) from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The SPGP will allow DEQ to handle wetland permitting in an expedited manner, through a process that is simpler and quicker than any comparable federal regulatory program. DEQ has estimated that approximately 310 additional VWPP permit applications per year will be requested under the SPGP program. In order to implement the SPGP, DEQ will need eight additional FTE's.)