Legislation Assigned to the House Env Committee (5)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 10/17/2017

H 0056 MonitorAmend Environmental Laws Patricia McElraft
10/4/2017 Ch. SL 2017-209 Env AENR
Environment
Gives flexibility in assessing the condition of dams, such that non-licensed engineers may perform the work, at the discretion of the overseeing regulatory agency. (version 1)
H 0557 MonitorMitigation Services Amendments Christopher Millis
4/11/2017 House - Serial Referral To Transportation Added Env -
Environment Parks & Recreation Planning & Land Use Transportation Utilities
Companion bill SB 611

Makes significant changes to current law that requires governments and private entities to mitigate for environmental harms caused by development activities. Limits these entities to utilizing only private mitigation banks, unless doing so is not practicable. In that case, allows payment of a fee into the state’s Ecosystem Restoration Fund or mitigation completed by the entity, which is a narrowed set of options as compared to current law. In any event, phases out payments allowed to the Fund for land-disturbing activities in the Neuse and Cape Fear river basins, leaving only private mitigation banks as the mitigation credit option in those basins except for one exception granted to NCDOT. Allows a phase-out of the Fund in other river basins at the option of the Department of Environmental Quality. Changes the manner of fee calculation for mitigation credits purchased from the Fund. (version 1)

H 0632 MonitorAmend Mitigation Services Law John Torbett
4/25/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Env RulesOS
Environment Parks & Recreation Planning & Land Use

Among other modifications to state buffer programs, allows developers to utilize land within a required riparian buffer to also be used to satisfy other regulatory requirements, such as stormwater best management practices, residential density calculations, tree conservation and open space requirements, setbacks, perimeter buffers, and lot area requirements. Directs DEQ to revise its nutrient offset fee for the Jordan Lake watershed to reflect the differences in costs in the sub-watersheds. (version 1)

H 0667 MonitorDrinking Water Wholesalers Testing and Eval Walter Zachary
4/11/2017 House - Ref To Com On Environment Env -
Utilities

Requires all systems that obtain water from surface water supplies, and then sell treated drinking water wholesale to another system, to collect and analyze samples of the treated water for certain disinfection byproducts. If the samples violate the applicable maximum contaminant level, the bill requires an operational plan to bring the systems back into compliance for four consecutive quarters. (version 1)

H 0748 MonitorUnderground Damage Prevention Act/Changes Christopher Millis
4/13/2017 House - Ref to the Com on Environment, if favorable, Energy and Public Utilities Env -
Telecommunications Transportation Utilities
Updates the state’s “call before you dig” laws to transfer certain enforcement responsibilities from the 811 Notification Center to the Underground Damage Prevention Review Board. Creates a civil cause of action for persons to appeal an arbitration decision in Wake County Superior Court. Makes other technical updates to this law. (version 1)
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