06-04: DEQ Stormwater Permits for Agricultural Operations

WHEREAS, the burden for the current Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) stormwater discharge permit fee rests on landowners;

WHEREAS, the fee is prohibitively high and negatively impacts the ability of agricultural landowners to complete restoration, rehabilitation and irrigation projects in streams and rivers;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the MACD seeks an exemption with DEQ for agricultural related storm water discharge permit fees.