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Water Topics Overview Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(16 members)

1206 § 2 Study to evaluate current water project prioritization processes for effectiveness in determining high-priority water projects for State Water Commission funding

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)

Prepare a schedule of priorities with respect to water projects (NDCC § 54-35-02.7)

Work collaboratively with the State Water Commission to develop policies to further define the state role in major flood control projects (NDCC § 54-35-02.7)

Study policies regarding the development and financing of municipal projects, including water treatment plants; pipelines, including pipeline expansion, public and industrial use of water, cost analysis of future project development, and ongoing maintenance cost of current and future projects; and technology, including the use of technology for permitting and electronic metering (NDCC § 54-35-02.7)

Review during the 2013-14 interim, water supply routes and alternatives for the Red River Valley Water Supply Project (NDCC § 54-35-02.7)

Receive report from the Board of University and School Lands before October 1, 2014, on the outcome of the board's study of options to address concerns of landowners adjacent to land under the control of the United States Army Corps of Engineers surrounding Lake Sakakawea and Lake Oahe (2013 House Bill No. 1338, § 1)

Receive findings of the State Water Commission resulting from its study of the Mouse River and its tributaries during the 2013-14 interim (2013 Senate Bill No. 2020, § 13)

Receive reports from the Independent Water Providers and the Western Area Water Supply Authority on a regular basis (2013 Senate Bill No. 2233, § 26)

Monitor, in collaboration with the Independent Water Providers, and Western Area Water Supply Authority, and the State Water Commission, water usage, rates, and market share, and make recommendations to assure the state's ability to maintain its payment schedule (2013 Senate Bill No. 2233, § 26)

To view bill drafts considered by the interim committee, please visit the Interim Committee Bill Drafts page.