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Final 2014 IndyBar Bill Watch Report: Environmental Law-Related Legislation - Environmental Law News

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Posted on: Apr 2, 2014

Please see below for the latest Bill Watch report concerning environmental law-related legislation. This will be the final weekly report as Governor Pence has conducted his final review of all of the bills placed on his desk. The Governor has signed all bills, except for one that will become law without his signature.

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: 3/27/2014 - SIGNED BY 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: 3/27/2014 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR



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