Resolve, Directing a Review of the Management of Risks Associated with Surface Uses on Public Water Supplies
Sec. 1. Agency review of management of risks associated with surface uses on public water supplies; report; authority to submit legislation. Resolved: That the drinking water program of the Department of Health and Human Services is directed to review the management of risks associated with surface uses on lakes and ponds that are public water supplies. The drinking water program shall invite the participation of state agencies involved in locating, maintaining and managing access to and surface uses on lakes and ponds used as public water sources. By January 5, 2010, the drinking water program shall submit to the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources recommendations, including implementing legislation if any, on managing the risks in a way that balances public health and safety and recreational uses. The Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources may submit legislation concerning the recommendations to the Second Regular Session of the 124th Legislature.