Water Quality (6)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

HB 0093 NeutralSolid Waste Management - Notification Requirements for Coal Ash Pond Dewatering Jeff Jones
6/20/2020 Senate - Senate Read Second Time Natural Resources and Environment Natural Resources and the Environment -
2019/01/31 Report 2019/03/01 Report 2020/02/21 Report Kathleen Bowen Nat. Res. & the Environment
Water Quality
The bill requires written notice be required to the local governing authority no later than three days prior to commencing the dewatering of coal combustion residual surface impoundments (coal ash ponds) has begun.

"Dewatering" is a task in the process of closing coal ash ponds.
HB 0094 NeutralSolid Waste Management - Landfill Requirements for Accepting Coal Ash Jeff Jones
2/5/2019 House Second Readers Natural Resources and Environment --
2019/01/31 Report Kathleen Bowen Solid Waste Water Quality
This legislation requires municipal solid waste landfill owners/operators who are seeking a minor modification of an existing permit to allow for the receipt of coal combustion residuals (CCR) to notify the public of the intent to receive CCR. The bill also includes new requirements for construction and ground-water detection monitoring for landfills who are accepting CCR.
HR 0051 NeutralJoint Georgia-North Carolina and Georgia-Tennessee Boundary Line Commission Marc Morris
5/10/2019 Veto V14 Interstate Cooperation Interstate Cooperation -
2019/03/29 Report Kathleen Bowen Nat. Res. & the Environment Water Quality
This resolution creates the Joint Georgia-North Carolina and Georgia-Tennessee Boundary Line Commission. This six-person commission will be formed to meet with representatives from Tennessee and North Carolina to survey and establish the true boundary lines between GA, TN and NC.

*Governor Kemp vetoed this legislation. Veto statement can be found here 
HR 1280 NeutralJoint Study Committee on Childhood Lead Exposure Katie Dempsey
3/5/2020 House Committee Favorably Reported Health and Human Services --
Health and Human Services Kathleen Bowen Public Safety and Courts Utilities Water Quality
This resolution creates the Joint Study Committee on Childhood Lead Exposure who will be tasked with studying the full effect of lead exposure in children and recommending how Georgia can effectively prevent adverse outcomes.
SB 0199 EvaluatingLead Contamination Testing in Schools and Child Care Learning Centers Nikema Williams
2/27/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Health and Human Services -
Kathleen Bowen Nat. Res. & the Environment Water Quality
This legislation requires testing of drinking water for lead contamination in child care learning centers and all public or private primary or secondary schools. The Department of Public Health in consultation with the GA Environmental Protection Division, Department of Education and the Department of Early Care and Learning will be required to establish rules and regulations regarding the testing of drinking water outlets and the remediation of lead contamination.
SB 0445 SupportExtending Local Authority for Land Disturbance Permitting John Kennedy
7/29/2020 Effective Date Natural Resources and Environment Natural Resources and the Environment -
2020/02/28 Report 2020/03/13 Report 2020/06/19 Report Code Enforcement Kathleen Bowen
Land Use/Zoning Nat. Res. & the Environment Water Quality
This legislation would extend authority for permitting land disturbance activities to water and sewer authorities who are also responsible for stormwater management. An intergovernmental agreement with the governing authority of a county or municipality would be required. 
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