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2019 Senate Bill 5322: Ensuring compliance with the federal clean water act by prohibiting certain discharges into waters of the state
Introduced by Sen. Guy Palumbo (Maltby) (D) on January 17, 2019
Referred to the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee on January 17, 2019
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 20, 2019
Prohibits motorized or gravity siphon aquatic mining or discharge of effluent from such an activity within the ordinary high water mark of certain waters of the state.
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 21, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Phil Fortunato (Auburn) (R) on March 4, 2019
Requires the department of ecology to evaluate whether a general permit should be adopted and, if so, to minimize the cost to permit applicants by basing the provisions of the general permit on general permits adopted in other states.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 4, 2019
Specifies that a discharge to waters of the state from a motorized or gravity siphon aquatic mining operation is subject to the department of ecology's authority and the federal clean water act.
Received in the House on March 6, 2019
Referred to the House Environment & Energy Committee on March 6, 2019

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