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6C468F312D0BB5EB8725821900764589 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-041

SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, & ENERGY
Date Jan 18, 2018      
Location SCR 357



SB18-041 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:32:36 PM  



Senator Baumgardner and Senator Coram, co-prime sponsors, discussed the provisions of Senate Bill 18-041 concerning incidential water use by sand and gravel mines.  They also distributed Amendment L001 [Attachment E].  Under current law, operators of sand and gravel open mines that expose groundwater to the atmosphere are required to obtain a well permit, and either: a replacement plan approved by the Colorado Ground Water Commission in the Department of Natural Resources (DNR); a plan for augmentation approved by the water court; or a substitute water supply plan approved by the State Engineer in the DNR for tributary groundwater.  This bill, recommended by the interim Water Resources Review Committee, allows the designated groundwater replacement plan, or the substitute water supply plan and the well permit, to authorize uses of water incidental to open mining for sand and gravel, including the mitigation of impacts from mining and dewatering, among other uses.

02:34:17 PM  
Tracy Kosloff, Division of Water Resources,
spoke in favor of the bill.
02:34:45 PM  

Tracy Kosloff, Division of Water Resources, spoke in support of the bill.

02:35:38 PM  
The Chair closed testimony on the bill
and Senator Baumgardner and Senator Coram closed their remarks.



02:36:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Coram
Seconded
Cooke
Coram
Donovan
Fenberg
Fields
Garcia
Jones
Marble
Scott
Baumgardner
Sonnenberg
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:38:05 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-041, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Yes
Fields Yes
Garcia Yes
Jones Yes
Marble Yes
Scott Yes
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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