SB 0739 Requires DNR to provide an impact statement on rules and state the reasons for denial of permits
LR Number:2973L.03C Fiscal Note:2973-03
Committee:Agriculture, Conservation, Parks & Natural Resources
Last Action:05/14/04 - In Conference Journal page:
Title:HCS SB 739
Effective Date:August 28, 2004
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Current Bill Summary

HCS/SB 739 - This act requires a regulatory impact report of the rules of the hazardous waste, soil and water, petroleum storage tank insurers, land reclamation, safe drinking water, air conservation, and clean water commissions and funds.

The regulatory impact report shall contain a qualitative and quantitative impact report regarding the rule. The impact report shall be published in at least one newspaper and be filed with the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules.

The act also provides that the burden of proof shall be on the boards or commissions promulgating rules to prove that the rule is necessary to prevent the specific circumstance or condition that would cause harm to human health, public welfare, or the environment.

The act requires that the Department of Natural Resources submit all permits to the applicants in ample time for their final review before public comment. If the Department denies the permit, they must state the reasons for the denial.