2017 Montana Legislature

Additional Bill Links     PDF (with line numbers)

SENATE BILL NO. 48

INTRODUCED BY C. VINCENT

BY REQUEST OF THE WATER POLICY INTERIM COMMITTEE

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT DIRECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY TO TAKE ACTIONS TO ASSUME THE FEDERAL DREDGE AND FILL PERMITTING PROGRAM; AND PROVIDING A CONTINGENT EFFECTIVE DATE DATES."

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:

 

     NEW SECTION.  Section 1.  Department to assume federal dredge and fill permitting. The department shall take all actions necessary to receive federal authorization pursuant to 33 U.S.C. 1344 to administer an individual and general permit program for the discharge of dredged or fill material into the navigable waters within its jurisdiction.

 

     NEW SECTION.  Section 2.  Codification instruction. [Section 1] is intended to be codified as an integral part of Title 75, chapter 5, part 2, and the provisions of Title 75, chapter 5, part 2, apply to [section 1].

 

     NEW SECTION.  Section 3.  Contingent effective date EFFECTIVE DATE -- CONTINGENCY. [This act] is effective contingent on a U.S. supreme court order ON THE LATER OF:

     (1) JULY 1, 2019; OR

     (2) THE DATE THAT A U.S. SUPREME COURT ORDER IS ISSUED allowing the army corps of engineers and the environmental protection agency to enforce the final rule defining "waters of the United States," as it reads in the Federal Register on June 29, 2015. The department of environmental quality shall notify the code commissioner when this contingency is met.

- END -

 


Latest Version of SB 48 (SB0048.02)
Processed for the Web on January 31, 2017 (4:53pm)

New language in a bill appears underlined, deleted material appears stricken.

Sponsor names are handwritten on introduced bills, hence do not appear on the bill until it is reprinted.

See the status of this bill for the bill's primary sponsor.

 Status of this Bill | 2017 Legislature | Leg. Branch Home
All versions of all bills (PDF format)
Authorized print version of this bill w/line numbers (PDF format)
[
NEW SEARCH ]

Prepared by Montana Legislative Services
(406) 444-3064