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Water Topics Overview Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(17 members)

1020 § 14 Study issues related to the state's development of a statewide flood hazard risk management framework by granting authority to the State Engineer to perform a study and proof of concept demonstration to implement statewide flood risk management capabilities for assessing, managing, and reducing property-specific flood risk

1020 § 26 Study industrial water use of the oil and gas industry. The study must include the recapture of water used in fracking, the recycling of water used in fracking, and other oil and gas activities, fracking methods which do not require the use of water, and taxes or fees other states charge for water used in the oil and gas industry.

Legislative overview of water-related topics and related matters and any necessary discussions with adjacent states on water‑related topics (NDCC § 54-35-02.7)

Legislative overview of the Garrison Diversion Project (NDCC § 54-35-02.7)

Report on the committee's project prioritization process, provide updates on allocated program expenditures, and report on the fund balances of projects, grants, and contracts (NDCC § 54-35-02.7)

Receive quarterly progress reports from the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District on the Red River Valley Water Supply Project (2017 House Bill No. 1020, § 8)

Receive a report from the Industrial Commission by June 1, 2018, on the results of the study of the feasibility and desirability of the sale or lease of the industrial water supply assets of the Western Area Water Supply Authority and the timeline to complete the lease or sale (2017 House Bill No. 1020, §§ 11, 12)

Receive a report from the Industrial Commission by September 30, 2018, regarding the results and recommendations of the study of the feasibility of and appropriate jurisdiction for regulation of sediment studies and dredging operations from the beds of reservoirs (2017 Senate Bill No. 2014, § 29)

Receive a report from the Bank of North Dakota on the terms and conditions of the Western Area Water Supply Authority consolidation loan upon its completion (2017 Senate Bill No. 2020, § 9)