Senate Bill 0439
DIGEST OF SB439 (Updated February 5, 2002 10:57 AM - DI 84)
County ditch maintenance permits. Provides that the department of natural resources must issue a county drainage board a permit for the reconstruction or maintenance of a regulated drain within 150 days after a complete request is submitted to the department. Allows the department to make recommendations to the county drainage board. Provides exemption from certain permit requirements for all reconstruction or maintenance projects on a stream or an open regulated drain, regardless of the length of the stream or open drain. (Under current law, the exemption applies only if the total length of the stream or open drain is not more than ten miles.) Repeals the definition of "total length" in reference to the length of a stream. Makes certain other changes.
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