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SB 1490: Numeric Nutrient Water Quality Criteria


Numeric Nutrient Water Quality Criteria; Prohibits the implementation of certain federal numeric nutrient water quality criteria rules by the Department of Environmental Protection, water management districts, and local governmental entities. Authorizes the department to adopt numeric nutrient water quality criteria for surface waters under certain conditions. Provides that certain total maximum daily loads and associated numeric interpretations constitute site specific numeric nutrient water quality criteria. Provides for effect, governance, and challenge of such criteria.

Effective Date: 7/1/2011
Last Action: 5/7/2011 Senate - Died in Environmental Preservation and Conservation
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Environmental Preservation and Conservation (EP)
  2. Community Affairs (CA)
  3. Budget (BC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/1/2011 Senate • Filed
3/9/2011 Senate • Referred to Environmental Preservation and Conservation; Community Affairs; Budget -SJ 169
• Introduced -SJ 169
5/7/2011 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Environmental Preservation and Conservation