2018 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Peace
Expedited Stormwater Review Large Land Clearing Sites (language only)

Item 368 #3h

Item 368 #3h

Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Quality


Page 330, after line 51, insert:

"I.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any site or area with common plans of development or sale with land-disturbance acreage equal to or great than 100 acres shall have the voluntary option of requesting an expedited storm water review after payment of a fee totaling $30,000.  If such an expedited review is requested, it shall be completed within 45, exclusive of any time require for the applicant to respond to questions from the department.  The revenues collected in excess of what would be generated by the typical, unexpedited $9,600 fee, shall be used only to  increase staffing levels required to review expedited review requests."


(This amendment authorizes the establishment of a voluntary $30,000 fee to be used to expedite review of stormwater impacts of large land disturbing development. The review time would be reduced from 180 days to 45 days, and any revenue generated would be used to cover the staffing costs associated with the expedited review process.)