.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 683 as follows:
Page 1, after line 4, insert:
"Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 103G.271, subdivision 1, is amended to
Subdivision 1. Permit required.
(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), the state,
a person, partnership, or association, private or public corporation, county, municipality,
or other political subdivision of the state may not appropriate or use waters of the state
without a water use permit from the commissioner.
(b) This section does not apply to use for a water supply by less than 25 persons
for domestic purposes, except as required by the commissioner under section 103G.287,
1.11subdivision 4, paragraph (b)
(c) The commissioner may issue a state general permit for appropriation of water to a
governmental subdivision or to the general public. The general permit may authorize more
than one project and the appropriation or use of more than one source of water. Water use
permit processing fees and reports required under subdivision 6 and section
, are required for each project or water source that is included under a general
permit, except that no fee is required for uses totaling less than 15,000,000 gallons annually.
Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 103G.271, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
Subd. 4. Minimum use exemption and local approval of low use permits.
Except for local permits under section
103B.211, subdivision 4
, a water use permit is not
required for the appropriation and use of less than
a minimum amount prescribed by
1.22 the commissioner by rule 10,000 gallons per day and totaling no more than one million
1.23gallons per year, except as required by the commissioner under section 103G.287,
1.24subdivision 4, paragraph (b)
(b) Water use permits for more than the minimum amount but less than an
intermediate amount prescribed by rule must be processed and approved at the municipal,
county, or regional level based on rules adopted by the commissioner.
(c) The rules must include provisions for reporting to the commissioner the amounts
of water appropriated under local permits.
Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 103G.287, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
Subd. 4. Groundwater management areas. (a)
The commissioner may designate
groundwater management areas and limit total annual water appropriations and uses within
a designated area to ensure sustainable use of groundwater that protects ecosystems, water
quality, and the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Water appropriations
and uses within a designated management area must be consistent with a plan approved by
the commissioner that addresses water conservation requirements and water allocation
priorities established in section
2.14(b) Within designated groundwater management areas, the commissioner may
2.15require permits as specified in section 103G.271 for all water users, including those using
2.16less than 10,000 gallons per day or one million gallons per year and water supplies serving
2.17less than 25 persons for domestic purposes.
Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
Amend the title accordingly