Requires the secretary of natural resources to adopt guidelines for emergency stream alteration. Municipalities are required to perform emergency stream alteration measures in a manner consistent with these guidelines. In addition, the bill requires the secretary of natural resources to train additional staff to perform stream alteration and water quality review during a state of emergency and authorizes the secretary to enter into reciprocal mutual aid agreements or compacts with other states to assist in addressing watershed, river management, and transportation system issues that arise during a state of emergency.
January 13, 2012: Read First Time and Referred to the Committee on Fish, Wildlife & Water.
March 18, 2012: Still in Committee on Fish, Wildlife & Water