Location: House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

Last Recorded Action: House 1/22/2020 – Read First Time and Referred to the Committee onĀ Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

Subject: Conservation and development; water quality; stormwater; three-acre permit.

Statement of purpose of bill as introduced: This bill proposes to delay by two years the deadline for coverage under the stormwater general permit for discharges of stormwater from impervious surface of three or more acres in size, when the stormwater discharge previously was not permitted or was permitted under an individual permit or general permit that did not incorporate the requirements of the 2002 Stormwater Management Manual or any subsequently adopted Stormwater Management Manual. The bill would also require the Agency of Natural Resources to provide planning and engineering services to an owner of impervious surface subject to coverage under the general permit free of charge at the discretion of the owner of the impervious surface. In addition, the bill would require the Secretary of Natural Resources to report to the General Assembly with recommendations for how the State should fund or provide financial assistance to owners of impervious surface subject to the three-acre stormwater permit.

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