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November 16, 1987
Recharge and Deep Well Injection
Problem: Section 373.106 provides that no construction may be
begun involving artificial recharge or the intentional
introduction of water into any underground formation
(other than in connection with oil and gas) without the
written permission of the governing board of a WMD.
This causes confusion.
Amend the statute to grant DER the exclusive authority to
regulate deep well injection for disposal purposes; grant WMD the
exclusive authority to regulate artificial recharge; continue the
authority to regulate related oil and gas activities by DNR in
Make it clear that land spreading, stormwater catch basins, etc.