Bill Text: IN SB0157 | 2011 | Regular Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Great Lakes task force.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2011-05-18 - Effective 07/01/2011 [SB0157 Detail]

Download: Indiana-2011-SB0157-Enrolled.html

First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)

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     AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning the environment.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 13-13-7-9; (11)SE0157.1.1. -->
    SECTION 1. IC 13-13-7-9, AS AMENDED BY P.L.178-2009, SECTION 26, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 9. The council shall do the following:
        (1) Study:
            (A) issues designated by the legislative council; and
            (B) the following in 2012:
                (i) The effectiveness of the electronic waste provisions of IC 13-20.5.
                (ii) Appropriate guidelines for the Indiana recycling market development board for determining under IC 13-20.5-2-2 whether a manufacturer has made good faith progress to achieve substantial compliance with IC 13-20.5.
        (2) Advise the commissioner on policy issues decided on by the council.
        (3) Review the mission and goals of the department and evaluate the implementation of the mission.
        (4) Serve as a council of the general assembly to evaluate:
            (A) resources and structural capabilities of the department to meet the department's priorities; and
            (B) program requirements and resource requirements for the department.
        (5) Serve as a forum for citizens, the regulated community, and

legislators to discuss broad policy directions.
        (6) Review and discuss various topics related to the Great Lakes and the Great Lakes watershed, including:
            (A) the availability of federal funds for projects related to water quality, supply, and protection;
            (B) the extent of water consumption and use from the Great Lakes, including the Great Lakes watershed;
            (C) levels of water pollution and the sources affecting water quality of the Great Lakes, including the Great Lakes watershed;
            (D) the impact of water quality and supply issues on recreational activities and natural habitats;
            (E) the impact of invasive species on the Great Lakes and the Great Lakes watershed ecosystem;
            (F) current laws and regulations affecting the Great Lakes, including the Great Lakes_St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact (IC 14-25-15);
            (G) current laws, regulations, and infrastructure conditions affecting shipping in the Great Lakes; and
            (H) other matters relevant to the condition of the Great Lakes and the Great Lakes Watershed.
(6) (7) Submit a final report to the legislative council, in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6, that contains at least the following:
            (A) An outline of activities of the council.
            (B) Recommendations for department action.
            (C) Recommendations for legislative action.

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