Prohibits any person from constructing a well in a groundwater management area for nonagricultural irrigation purposes except in the surficial aquifer. The bill authorizes the SWCB (the Board) to adopt regulations to develop a general permit for the regulation of irrigation withdrawals from the surficial aquifer greater than 300,000 gallons in any one month. The bill directs the Board to promulgate regulations establishing criteria for determining whether the quantity or quality of the groundwater in a surficial aquifer is adequate to meet a proposed beneficial use.
1/7/2020 Referred to ACRN
1/21/20 Reported from ACNR with substitute (9-Y 6-N)
1/27/20 Passed Senate (20-Y 19-N)
2/13/20 Referred to ACNR
2/17/20 ACNR Subc recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 3-N)
2/19/20 Reported from ACNR (12-Y 9-N)