Your Committee on Environmental Affairs , to which was referred Senate Bill 121 , has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the House with the recommendation that said bill be amended as follows:
Delete the title and insert the following:
A BILL FOR AN ACT TO amend the Indiana Code concerning environmental law.
Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:
Indiana, one (1) of whom must have expertise in occupational
health and the workplace environment.
(2) Three (3) representatives of manufacturers, including one (1) representative of small manufacturers.
(3) One (1) representative of a statewide environmental organization.
(4) One (1) representative of organized labor.
(5) One (1) representative of the public.
(6) One (1) representative of county government.
(7) One (1) representative of municipal government.
(8) One (1) representative who must have expertise in occupational health and the workplace environment.
(d) To be appointed as a member of the board under subsection (c), an individual must demonstrate a knowledge of policy or of technical matters concerning multimedia clean manufacturing.
(e) Neither individual appointed to the board under subsection (c)(1) may represent a university that is selected to establish the Indiana clean manufacturing technology and safe materials institute under IC 13-27.5-3.
director and not more than two (2) of whom may be
affiliated with the same political party.
(C) Two (2) individuals representing environmental organizations, not more than one (1) of whom may be affiliated with the same political party.
(D) One (1) individual representing the general public.
(E) Two (2) individuals representing the following interests:
(i) One (1) representative of semipublic permittees.
(ii) One (1) representative of agriculture.
Until an appointment is made under clause (A), (B), (C), (D), or (E), an unfilled position shall be held by the corresponding member of the environmental quality service council serving on December 31, 2000, who was appointed under P.L.248-1996, SECTION 1(d)(4) to represent the same interest as must be represented by the person appointed to the unfilled position.
(e) Appointments are valid for two (2) years after the date of the appointment. However, a member shall serve on the council until a new appointment is made.
(f) If a vacancy occurs among the members of the council, the appointing authority of the member whose position is vacant shall fill the vacancy by appointment. If the appointing authority does not fill a vacancy within sixty (60) days after the date the vacancy occurs, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the chairman of the legislative council.
(g) The chairman of the legislative council shall designate a member of the council to be the chairman of the council.
(h) The chairman of the council shall call for the council to meet at least one (1) time during a calendar year. The chairman may designate subcommittees to meet between committee meetings and report back to the full council.
(i) Each member of the council is entitled to receive the same per diem, mileage, and travel allowances paid to individuals who serve as legislative and lay members, respectively, on interim study committees established by the legislative council.
(j) The council shall do the following:
(1) Advise the commissioner of the department on policy
issues decided upon by the council.
(2) Review the mission and goals of the department and evaluate the implementation of the mission.
(3) Serve as a council of the general assembly to evaluate:
(A) resources and structural capabilities of the department to meet the department's priorities; and
(B) program requirements and resource requirements for the department.
(4) Serve as a forum for citizens, the regulated community, and legislators to discuss broad policy directions.
(5) Submit a final report to the governor, the legislative council, the budget committee, and the administrative rules oversight committee established by IC 2-5-18 before November 1, 2001, and before November 1 each year thereafter, that contains:
(A) an outline of activities of the council;
(B) recommendations for any department action;
(C) recommendations for any legislative action; and
(D) an estimate of funding levels required by the department, including an evaluation of permit fees.
(k) The commissioner of the department shall report to the council each month concerning the following:
(1) Permitting programs and technical assistance.
(2) Proposed rules and rulemaking in progress.
(3) The financial status of the department.
(4) Any additional matter requested by the council.
(l) The council shall:
(1) operate under procedures; and
(2) issue reports and recommendations;
as directed by the legislative council.
(m) The legislative services agency shall provide staff support
and when so amended that said bill do pass.