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|Chairman Linda W. Cropp at the request of the
A BILL IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Chairman Cropp introduced the following bill which was referred to the Committee on Public Works.
To amend the Water and Sewer Authority Establishment and Department of Public Works Reorganization Act of 1996 to establish a Storm Water Administration and Storm Water Fee.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Storm Water Permit Compliance Amendment Act of 2000".
Sec. 2 The Water and Sewer Authority Establishment and Department of Public Works Reorganization Act of 1996, effective April 18, 1995 (D.C. Law 11-111; D.C. Code §43-1661 et seq.), is amended as follows:
(a) Section 201 (D.C. Code § 43-1671) is amended by adding new paragraphs 12 and 13 to read as follows:
(b) Section 207(a) (D.C. Code 43-1677(a)) is amended by inserting the phrase "except those collected or received from the Storm Water Fee".
(c) A new section 206A is added to read as follows:
(d) A new section 207A is added to read as follows:
(e) Section 216 (D.C. Code 43-1686) is amended as follows
"(e) Commencing in 2001, the Authority shall collect a stormwater fee from each District of Columbia retail water or sewer customer as follows:
(f) Section 219 (D.C. Code §43-1689) is amended by inserting the phrase "for the failure to pay any charge, fee, assessment, or levie authorized or required by section of this act", after the phrase "the power to obtain and enforce liens".
Sec. 3. Storm Water Advisory Panel established, composition.
(a) There is established the Storm Water Advisory Panel ("Panel") with the purpose of preparing comprehensive recommendations to the Council that identify the best means by which the District of Columbia can meet all present and future federal regulatory and permit requirements pertaining to the discharge of stormwater into receiving waters.
(b) The Panel shall submit its recommendations in a report, which shall be submitted to the Council no later than one year after the Panel's first meeting. The report shall make specific findings as to:
(c) The panel shall hold its first meeting no later than 90 days from the effective date of this act and shall hold at least one public hearing to receive testimony from citizens with respect to the issues stated in subsections (B)(1) and (2) of this section. The Panel's draft report shall be published in the District of Columbia Register for a 30 day period of public comment and provided to each Advisory Neighborhood at least 45 days prior to being submitted to the Council.
(e) The Panel shall be composed of 5 members consisting of the following persons or their designees:
Sec. 4. Fiscal Impact Statement
The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Code §1-233(c)(3)).
Sec. 5. Effective Date
(a) This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), approval by the Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority as provided in section 203(a) of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995, approved April 17, 1995 (109 Stat. 116; D.C. Code section 47-392.3(a)), a 30-day period of Congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Code §1-233(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.
(b) This act expires upon the expiration of NPDES No. DC0000221, issued April 20, 2000.
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