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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

 5:43 PM 

Assembly begins debate on navigable waters bill

The Assembly has begun debating a bill that would overhaul portions of the state’s laws governing bodies of water.

Among the state law changes proposed under the amended AB 600, authored by Rep. Adam Jarchow, R-Balsam Lake, are:

*clarifying the definition of navigable waters as it relates to man-made ditches and storm water control structures. Under the sub, roadside ditches used by fish to reach their spawning areas still would be considered navigable waters.

*changing the ways Areas of Special Natural Resource Interest are designated. The Department of Natural Resources now identifies those areas, but the bill would require approval by the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules. The sub, though, would provide that a number of areas of lakes keep the ASNRI designation previously assigned by the DNR.

*creating a mechanism under which developers can get clean deeds to dry lake beds. Under the bill, any lake bed that was dry prior to Jan. 1, 1975, could be available for a clean deed in certain circumstances. But the sub makes accommodations for dry lake beds the public has been using.

*requiring the DNR issue general permits, rather than more restrictive individual permits, to allow the removal of 30 cubic yards of material from the bed of an inland lake adjacent to an owner's property. The sub includes conditions the DNR must add to those general permits.

The bill passed the Assembly’s Environment and Forestry Committee 8-5 along party lines.


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