2001-2002 Regular Session - SB 318
Water Resources; withdrawal permits; authority of municipal corporations
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 12-5-31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to permits for the withdrawal, diversion, or impoundment of surface waters, so as to provide that any municipal corporation in an area of the state in which the Environmental Protection Division of the Department of Natural Resources has a policy of refusing any additional permits to withdraw, divert, or impound water which on January 1, 2001, was exceeding the withdrawal limit of its permit through an error or misunderstanding and without malicious intent shall have the authority to withdraw the same amount of water per capita as the largest municipal corporation located in such area for the duration of its permit; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Jan/15/2002 - Senate Read and Referred
Jan/14/2002 - Senate Hopper