SB 0195 Certain DNR rules may be no stricter than federal regulations with exceptions
LR Number:S0861.01I Fiscal Note:0861-01
Committee:Commerce and Environment
Last Action:02/23/99 - Hearing Conducted S Commerce & Environment Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 1999
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Current Bill Summary

SB 195 - This act revises rulemaking authority for the Department of Natural Resources on: solid waste; hazardous waste; underground storage tanks; metallic mineral waste; air pollution; and water pollution. The act provides that rules of the Department and the regulatory commissions within the Department shall not be stricter than applicable federal regulations. In an area where federal standards do not exist or are found insufficient to protect public health, welfare or the environment, the Department or Commission may establish rules, based upon substantial evidence on the record after public hearing and a finding that the subject of regulation constitutes a significant adverse impact to public health, welfare or the environment. The Department shall establish procedures and criteria for such rules which consider reasonably available data and consideration of health, welfare, economics, pollution prevention and available control methods.

The act is similar to SB 750 from 1998.