H.B. No. 0014

Discharged water management.


Sponsored By:     Joint Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources Interim Committee


AN ACT relating to water; providing for the management of surface water discharges; authorizing the issuance of general permits for discharged water as specified; providing for additional management of water discharged from coalbed natural gas wells; authorizing construction to limit effects of excess surface discharges of coalbed water; authorizing assessment of damages related to such construction; providing definitions; providing a review process; providing rulemaking authority; providing for enforcement; providing for penalties; and providing for an effective date.


12/1/2008   Bill Number Assigned

1/13/2009   H Received for Introduction

1/13/2009   H Introduced and Referred to H05; No Report Prior to CoW Cutoff

2/23/2009   Motion to Do Pass Failed



Nays:  Representative(s) Blake, Carson, Edmonds, Gilmore, Moniz, Semlek, Teeters, Wallis and Zwonitzer, Dn.

Ayes 0    Nays 9    Excused 0    Absent 0    Conflicts 0


3/4/2009    H Committee Returned Bill Pursuant to HR 4-3(c)