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HB 378 (BR 1180) - F. Steele, S. Rudy, R. Heath, K. Imes, B. Linder, D. Meade, R. Quarles, T. Riner, S. Santoro, W. Stone, S. Westrom

     AN ACT relating to impaired waters.
     Create a new section of Subchapter 70 of KRS Chapter 224 to define terms; require the Energy and Environment cabinet to maintain a listing of impaired waters placed on the 303(d) list and to make that list available on the cabinet's Web site; require the cabinet include other methodological information associated with determining whether to place the water body on the list and with developing any total maximum daily load; require the cabinet to provide notice to certain interested parties of a water body's listing on the 303(d) for effluent or thermal-based impairment; require the cabinet to prepare a report each year to the Interim Joint Committee on Natural Resources and Environment by December 31 on TMDL development for the following year and create delayed effective date for the website listing of impaired waters and total maximum daily loads.


     SCS - Retain original provisions of HB 378; clarify that the public has opportunity for review and public comment on Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL); specify a 60 day period for review and comment; indicate that any removal of a water from the impaired water listing will comply with applicable laws and regulations.

     Feb 14-introduced in House
     Feb 15-to Natural Resources & Environment (H)
     Feb 19-posted in committee
     Feb 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 22-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 26, 2013
     Feb 26-3rd reading, passed 97-0
     Feb 27-received in Senate
     Mar 4-to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
     Mar 5-taken from Natural Resources & Energy (S); 1st reading; returned to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
     Mar 6-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute as a Consent Bill
     Mar 7-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 7, 2013; 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 12-received in House; to Rules (H); taken from Rules; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute ; House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute ; passed 97-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 22-signed by Governor (Acts Chapter 98)

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