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Natural Resources Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(15 members)

1146 § 2 Study issues related to the severance of hunting access from the surface estate

3026 Study the feasibility and desirability of establishing legislation for the enforcement and assessment of civil penalties for violation of the one-call excavation notice system

3044 Study how the state might pursue additional uses of Lake Sakakawea and Missouri River waters for such beneficial purposes as domestic and industrial uses, recreation, fish and wildlife, and irrigation, and how the state, to enhance its use of the lake and river, might promote congressional review of the 1944 Flood Control Act and a reexamination by the Corps of Engineers of the way in which it manages the Missouri River system

Review State Water Commission operation and procedures - Legislative Council chairman directive

Receive periodic reports from the State Water Commission relating to the implementation of 2007 S.L., ch. 559, authorizing the State Water Commission to issue bonds for the Red River Valley Water Supply Project - Legislative Council chairman directive

Receive periodic reports on the development of the digital elevation model for the Red River Basin - Legislative Council chairman directive

Overview of the Garrison Diversion Project and related matters and any necessary discussions with adjacent states on water-related topics (NDCC § 54-35-02.7)

Receive report from the Game and Fish Department by July 1, 2008, regarding the department's findings and recommendations resulting from its study of hunter safety education requirements and hunter safety for all ages of hunters (2007 S.L., ch. 223, § 2)

Receive report from the State Water Commission by July 1, 2008, regarding the commission's findings and recommendations resulting from its assessment of the impact of tile drainage on the beneficial use of water by prior water appropriators (2007 S.L., ch. 46, § 11)