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Water Topics Overview Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(19 members)

1020 § 13 Study, with input from the State Water Commission and from stakeholders of the Red River Valley Water Supply Project, the management and operation of the Red River Valley Water Supply Project. The study must include consideration of the appropriate entity to own, manage, and operate the project.

1020 § 14 Study, with input from the State Water Commission, the Northwest Area Water Supply Project. The study must include consideration of an entity, other than the state, to own, manage, and operate the project.

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 regular progress reports from the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District on the Red River Valley Water Supply Project (2019 S.L. ch. 45, § 12)

Receive quarterly progress reports from the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District on the Red River Valley Water Supply Project (2019 S.L. ch. 45, § 14)

The State Water Commission shall report quarterly to a legislative committee designated by the Legislative Management each project the State Water Commission has designated as a carryover project that has had a cost-share agreement in place for at least 4 years, the amount of funds still committed for each carryover project included in the report, the total amount of funds reallocated or made available from carryover projects included in a previous report to other projects since the commission's preceding report, and the status of each carryover project for which the committee has made a recommendation to terminate since the commission's preceding report. The committee may make a recommendation to the State Water Commission that a carryover project included in a report be terminated under Section 61-02-14.3 and any funds remaining for the carryover project be reallocated and made available for projects with the same general purpose as the carryover project. (2021 House Bill No. 1020 § 6)

The State Water Commission shall report to the Legislative Management on the results of the basinwide water plan pilot project no later than August 1, 2022. (2021 House Bill No. 1020 § 9)

The Northwest Area Water Supply Advisory Committee shall provide a report to the Legislative Management regarding recommendations for transition of the long-term operation and management of the Northwest Area Water Supply Project. (2021 House Bill No. 1063 § 10)

The Northwest Area Water Supply Advisory Committee shall provide a report to the committee regarding the status of the advisory committee's responsibilities. (2021 House Bill No. 1063 § 11)

Before November 1, 2022, the Onsite Wastewater Recycling Technical Committee shall submit a report to the Legislative Management on the status of the statewide technical guide and the committee's recommendations. (2021 House Bill No. 1183 § 3)