DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Environmental permit renewals. Allows an applicant for a permit issued by the department of environmental management who is operating under a continuation of an existing permit pending determination of an application for a new or renewed permit to: (1) submit to the department a draft permit; or (2) hire an outside consultant to prepare a draft permit. Allows the applicant to submit the draft permit or hire an outside consultant to prepare the draft permit if the applicant has: (1) reached an agreement with the commissioner of the department; or (2) consulted with the commissioner for at least 30 days and failed to reach an agreement. Requires the commissioner to approve or deny draft permits within specified periods. Prohibits an applicant from receiving a refund of a permit application fee if the permit application concerned the renewal of a permit.