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House Bill 1798


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House Bill 1798

ARCHIVE (2003)

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DIGEST OF HB 1798 (Updated April 25, 2003 8:21 PM - DI 75)

Environmental management. Allows a third class city to adopt an ordinance providing for the control of any or all of its storm water facilities by the board that controls the municipality's municipally owned utilities. Amends the definition of a board of a department of storm water management. Provides that a board does not have exclusive jurisdiction over the collection and disposal of storm water in the district. Enumerates factors that must be used to establish user fees and allows different fee schedules based on certain factors. Allows a county other than Marion County to establish a department of storm water management under certain circumstances. (Current law provides that the department of public works acts as the department of storm water management in Marion County.) Provides that the drainage board of a county that has not adopted an ordinance to establish a department of storm water management may establish fees for services provided by the board to address issues of storm water quality and quantity. Requires a department to maintain private property if the department uses the property for storm water collection or disposal and obtains the consent of the owner. Makes conforming changes. Provides that a person may not be required to screen a storm water outfall if the pipe diameter of the storm water outfall is less than 24 inches. Establishes a program for the issuance of permits for filling, dredging, or excavating certain wetlands. Prohibits the air pollution control board (board) from adopting rules to require motor vehicle emissions testing in Clark County and Floyd County after December 31, 2006. Allows the budget agency to approve testing if necessary to avoid a loss of federal highway funding. Prohibits a person from being charged a fee for vehicle emission testing.
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