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HJR 11 (BR 315) - F. Steele, T. Couch, K. Hall, D. Keene

     Express a need to undertake stream restoration to improve the chemical and biological characteristics of the water; identify improvements to sewer infrastructure and straight pipes as a method of undertaking stream restoration via mitigation; express concern that the Appalachian region is subjected to a more rigorous conductivity standard that reduces the eligible waters in that region for mitigation awards; encourage section 404 permittees that engage in permittee responsible mitigation with a 25 percent set aside for sewer infrastructure and straight pipes; require the Energy and Environment Cabinet to work with the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville to develop a method of evaluating the value of straight pipes and sewer projects to the overall mitigation requirement; require a report be sent to the Legislative Research Commission by June 15, 2013, and every year thereafter; require a copy be sent to the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Energy and Environment Cabinet, and members of the Kentucky congressional delegation.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 3-introduced in House; to Natural Resources & Environment (H)
     Jan 9-posted in committee
     Feb 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 24-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 27-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 28, 2012
     Mar 1-3rd reading, adopted 93-0
     Mar 2-received in Senate
     Mar 5-to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
     Mar 7-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 8-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 21-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 21, 2012; 3rd reading, adopted 34-0
     Mar 22-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 28-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 15)

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