WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (Program); WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENTGovernor's Recommendations
2022-23
Current Year Budget
2021-22
Difference
DollarsPositionsDollarsPositionsDollarsPositions
$28,017,079200.00$134,844,189234.00($106,827,110)(34.00)
 

 
Policy Area:  WATER RESOURCES
Issue:            INCREASED WORKLOAD - WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Justification
Governor's Recommendations 2022-23
The Governor's Budget Recommendation for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 includes funding for 23 new positions in the Division of Water Resource Management to address the additional workload requirements of the State 404 Program, the Clean Water Act section 404 for dredge and fill activities. State assumption of the 404 program provides a streamlined permitting procedure within which both federal and state requirements are addressed by state permits. This provides greater certainty to the regulated community, conserves resources of both the applicant and regulator, and affords the state greater control over its natural resources while complying with federal law.