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Exempt Drains Designated Groundwater Requirements

Concerning exemptions from designated groundwater requirements for certain drains.
2017 Regular Session

To withdraw groundwater within a designated basin, current law requires a permit issued by the ground water commission, and typically a portion of the groundwater must be replaced. The bill exempts a drain from the permit and replacement obligations if the drain is for residential, commercial, or industrial development or utility lines installed to serve such development; the drain does not penetrate a confining layer; the removed groundwater is not put to any use other than collecting and removing groundwater from soils; and the removed groundwater is discharged essentially where the drain is located.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)



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