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SB 1099 Stormwater nonpoint nutrient offsets; establish priorities to be used by permit issuing authorities.

Introduced by: Emmett W. Hanger, Jr. | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS PASSED SENATE: (all summaries)

Nonpoint nutrient offsets.  Establishes priorities to be used by permit issuing authorities when considering off-site phosphorous control options for stormwater permits. The bill also provides conditions under which use of an off-site option can be granted. In addition, permit-issuing authorities are to allow the full or partial substitution of nonpoint nutrient offsets for existing on-site nutrient control when the offsets will compensate for 10 or fewer pounds of the annual phosphorous requirement associated with the land-disturbing activity or the existing on-site controls are not functioning as anticipated and the use of the offset will make up the deficiency. The bill authorizes the acquisition of nonpoint nutrient offsets in compliance actions to compensate for nutrient control deficiencies when nutrient control deficiencies occur during the period of noncompliance and for permanent deficiencies. The prioritization established for existing nutrient reductions at the time of the land-disturbing activity and the conditions under which off-site options may be utilized are limited to those instances when there are nonpoint nutrient offsets available within the locality.


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