Bill Summary for S 515 (2013-2014)
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AN ACT TO DELAY ADDITIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE JORDAN LAKE RULES AND JORDAN LAKE SESSION LAWS AND PROVIDE FOR ALTERNATIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROTECTION OF EXISTING BUFFERS RULE.Intro. by Gunn, Wade.
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Requires the Environmental Management Commission (EMC) to adopt a rule to replace the Riparian Buffer Rule (Rule); the rule will become effective as though 10 or more written objections have been received. The rule must be substantively identical to the following provisions. (1) The EMC must give primary implementation responsibility for the Rule to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) unless a local government requests implementation authority. (2) The EMC must exempt nonelectric utilities impacting the riparian buffer with an other than perpendicular crossing when those impacts are limited to Zone Two of the buffer. (3) The EMC must add piping of streams as a new category of allowable use when the piping is allowed under a permit issued by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Until the effective date of the revised permanent rule that the EMC must adopt, the EMC and DENR must implement the Rule as it is provided in the act. This requirement expires when permanent rules that meet the act's provisions are effective.