View Amendment Current Amendment: H-4654-1.docx to Bill 4654     The Committee on Medical Affairs proposed the following amendment (H-4654-1):
    Amend the bill, as and if amended, page 2, by striking line 14 and inserting:
/                 permitting requirements; or
        (d)     normal farming, silviculture, aquaculture, and ranching activities that are not prohibited by or otherwise subject to regulation.                                                         /

Amend the bill further page 2, by striking lines 41-42 and inserting:
/             (4)     A person must first petition the department in writing for a declaratory ruling as to the applicability of a specific, existing regulatory program to a proposed or existing discharge into the environment, provided that the proposed or existing discharge is not exempt or excluded from permitting as is set forth in Section 48-1-90(A)(2). The person proposing to emit or emitting such discharge must be named on and served with the petition. The department must, within sixty days after receipt of such petition, issue a declaratory ruling as to the applicability of such program to such discharge. If the department determines a permit is required under such program and that no exception or exclusion exists, including but not limited to the exceptions set forth in Section 48-1-90(A)(2), the department must issue a declaration requiring the submission of an application to permit such discharge pursuant to the applicable permitting program. If the department further determines that immediate action is necessary to protect the public health or property due to such unpermitted discharge, the department may further declare the existence of an emergency and order such action as the department deems necessary to address the emergency. Any person to whom such emergency order is directed may apply directly to the Administrative Law Court for relief and must be afforded a hearing within forty-eight hours. Regardless of whether a hearing is held, the department must revoke all emergency orders as soon as conditions or operations change to the extent that an emergency no longer exists."                 /

    Renumber sections to conform.
    Amend title to conform.