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S 0024 - Surface Water Stewardship Act

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: George Campsen (R)
Last Action: 1/10/2017 - Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources
Senate Committee: ANR
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires surface water withdrawers to obtain a surface water withdrawal permit rather than registering withdrawals.

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S 0024 General Bill, By Campsen
Summary: Surface Water Stewardship Act
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SURFACE WATER STEWARDSHIP ACT"; TO AMEND SECTION 49-4-35, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF SURFACE WATER USE WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT REGISTERED SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWERS UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS MUST OBTAIN A SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWAL PERMIT RATHER THAN REGISTERING WITHDRAWALS, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN REGISTERED SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWERS ARE EXEMPT FROM THE PERMITTING REQUIREMENT, AND TO PROVIDE THAT INCREASES IN SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWALS BY REGISTERED SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWERS ARE SUBJECT TO PERMITTING REQUIREMENTS ON THE INCREASED AMOUNT UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
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12/13/16Senate Prefiled
12/13/16Senate Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources
01/10/17Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 27)
01/10/17Senate Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate Journal-page 27)



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