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Senate Bill 0295


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Senate Bill 0295

ARCHIVE (2004)

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DIGEST OF SB 295 (Updated February 11, 2004 6:56 pm - DI 92)

Water issues. Specifies that water may be diverted from Lake Michigan only if the diversion is approved by the governor of each Great Lakes state under federal law. Restates enforcement and penalty provisions for violations under the jurisdiction of the division of water of the department of natural resources (department). Changes certain violations from a Class C infraction to a Class B infraction. Requires the owner of a dam to notify the department of the sale of the dam. Allows a property owner or an individual who lives downstream from a dam over which the department does not have jurisdiction to request the department to investigate whether the dam is a high hazard structure if the individual believes that the failure of the dam may cause loss of life or damage to the person's home or other structures. Provides that if the department's investigation determines that the dam's failure may cause loss of life or damage to certain structures, the dam is subject to the department's jurisdiction. Exempts coal mine dams that are regulated under Indiana's surface coal mining laws and federal law from the procedure.
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     In Committee - 2nd House
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