SB18-041 - Authorize Water Use Incidental Sand And Gravel Mines

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning the ability of operators of sand and gravel mines to use water incidental to sand and gravel mining operations to mitigate the impacts of mining.

Water Resources Review Committee. Current law requires operators of sand and gravel open mines that expose groundwater to the atmosphere to obtain a well permit and either: A replacement plan approved by the ground water commission for designated groundwater; or a plan for augmentation approved by the water court or a plan of substitute supply approved by the state engineer for tributary groundwater. The bill specifies that the replacement plan (in section 1 of the bill) or the plan of substitute supply (in section 2 ) and the permit may authorize uses of water incidental to open mining for sand and gravel, including specifically (among other things) the mitigation of impacts from mining and dewatering.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: March 1, 2018
03/01/2018 - Governor Signed
02/23/2018 - Sent to the Governor
02/23/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
02/22/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
02/16/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/15/2018 - House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/12/2018 - House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
01/26/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
01/24/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
01/23/2018 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
01/18/2018 - Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
01/10/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy