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Bill Watch, March 21, 2014: Current Environmental Legislation of Note - Environmental Law News

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Posted on: Mar 21, 2014

The IndyBar Legislative Committee is currently monitoring the following environmental law related legislation. IndyBar members can request that the Legislative Committee track specific legislation by contacting committee chair Mindy Westrick at mindy.westrick@faegrebd.com.

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HB1217 EFFICIENCY AND TRANSPARENCY FOR DNR AND IDEM PERMITS (DAVISSON S)
Requires the department of natural resources (DNR) and the department of environmental management (IDEM) to develop and implement a process to improve efficiency and transparency in programs for: (1) water quality certifications from IDEM under Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act; (2) permits from IDEM for wetland activity in a state regulated wetland; and (3) permits from the director of the DNR for a structure, obstruction, deposit, or excavation in a floodway. Requires DNR and IDEM to determine how to ensure that a person proposing to perform wetland work is informed of every state permit the person needs, to change application forms and processes to ensure that a person is not required to provide the same information separately to DNR and IDEM, to determine how either DNR or IDEM may serve as the single point of contact for applicants, to create an internal process to ensure that the appropriate office within DNR or IDEM receives and timely reviews each permit application, and to ensure that the processing of each permit application is monitored.
Current Status: 3/20/2014 - Received by the Governor

SB52 NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES PENALTIES (STEELE B)
Amends penalties for violating certain statutes in IC 14 (natural and cultural resources). Amends certain boating requirements. Repeals a law prohibiting a boat from sounding a horn.
Current Status: 3/20/2014 - Received by the Governor

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