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Senate Bill 0234

Senate Bill 0234

ARCHIVE (2006)

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DIGEST OF SB234 (Updated March 6, 2006 4:20 pm - DI 84)

Environmental rules and enforcement. Establishes requirements in environmental rulemaking for disclosure of the availability of technical assistance programs and the identity of and contact information for the department of environmental management's ombudsmen and small business regulatory coordinator. States certain notice requirements for environmental rulemaking in terms of state restrictions or requirements: (1) that are more stringent than federal restrictions or requirements; or (2) that apply in a subject area where federal law does not impose restrictions or requirements. Allows for the establishment of environmental performance based programs and authorizes the adoption of rules to implement the programs. Provides that a determination of status as a member or participant in a program is not subject to the administrative orders and procedures act. Establishes a special procedure for the water pollution control board to adopt rules to establish new water quality standards for certain communities served by combined sewers. Extends the expiration date of noncode sections that state the required level of protection of certain waters of the state and that direct the water pollution control board to amend certain water quality rules and to make certain water use category determinations. Requires the environmental quality service council to study and make findings and recommendations concerning the positive and negative aspects of enacting legislation that would prohibit environmental rules from being more stringent than corresponding provisions of federal law.
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