22.512.13 97th Legislative Session 379

2022 South Dakota Legislature

Senate Bill 64

Introduced by: The Committee on Appropriations at the request of the Office of the Governor

An Act to make appropriations from the water and environment fund and its revolving fund subfunds for various water and environmental purposes and to declare an emergency.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated from the South Dakota water and environment fund established pursuant to § 46A-1-60, the sum of $1,021,500 to the Board of Water and Natural Resources for the purpose of providing a grant to the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources for hydrology and water management studies to assess, model, and quantify the state’s surface water and groundwater resources. The specific activities to be funded include drilling and development of new ground water observation wells in the Black Hills and Sioux Falls regions where adequate information on the water resources of aquifers is unavailable. Funds must be provided according to terms and conditions established by the Board of Water and Natural Resources. Notwithstanding § 46A-1-61, the board may provide the grant for up to one hundred percent of the nonfederal share of expenditures for hydrology and water management studies.

Section 2. There is hereby appropriated from the South Dakota water and environment fund established pursuant to § 46A-1-60, the sum of $249,727 to the Board of Water and Natural Resources for the purpose of providing a grant to the project sponsors to be used for the feasibility level study update of the Big Sioux River flood control study of Watertown and its vicinity, to be completed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Funds must be provided according to terms and conditions established by the Board of Water and Natural Resources.

Section 3. There is hereby appropriated from the South Dakota water and environment fund established pursuant to § 46A-1-60, the sum of $10,500,000 to the Board of Water and Natural Resources for the purpose of providing grants and loans to project sponsors under the consolidated water facilities construction program established pursuant to § 46A-1-63.1. Funds must be provided according to terms and conditions established by the Board of Water and Natural Resources.

Section 4. There is hereby appropriated from the South Dakota water and environment fund established pursuant to § 46A-1-60, the sum of $2,750,000 to the Board of Water and Natural Resources for the purpose of providing grants and loans to project sponsors under the solid waste management program established pursuant to § 46A-1-83. Funds must be provided according to the terms and conditions established by the Board of Water and Natural Resources.

Section 5. There is hereby appropriated from administrative expense surcharge fees deposited in the South Dakota state water pollution control revolving fund program subfund established pursuant to § 46A-1-60.1, the sum of $300,000 to the Board of Water and Natural Resources for the purpose of providing water quality grants under the state water pollution control revolving fund program established pursuant to § 46A-1-60.1. Funds must be provided according to terms and conditions established by the Board of Water and Natural Resources.

Section 6. There is hereby appropriated from administrative expense surcharge fees deposited in the state water pollution control revolving fund program subfund established pursuant to § 46A-1-60.1, the sum of $250,000 to the Board of Water and Natural Resources for the purpose of contracting for the preparation of applications and administration of clean water state revolving fund loans under the state water pollution control revolving fund program established pursuant to § 46A-1-60.1. Funds must be provided according to terms and conditions established by the Board of Water and Natural Resources.

Section 7. There is hereby appropriated from administrative expense surcharge fees deposited in the state drinking water revolving fund program subfund established pursuant to § 46A-1-60.1, the sum of $275,000 to the Board of Water and Natural Resources for the purpose of contracting for the preparation of applications and administration of drinking water state revolving fund loans under the state drinking water revolving fund program established pursuant to § 46A-1-60.1. Funds must be provided according to terms and conditions established by the Board of Water and Natural Resources.

Section 8. There is hereby appropriated from federal funds deposited in the state drinking water revolving fund program subfund established pursuant to § 46A-1-60.1, the sum of $150,000 to the Board of Water and Natural Resources for the purpose of providing small system technical assistance set-aside grants to project sponsors under the state drinking water revolving fund program established pursuant to § 46A-1-60.1. Funds must be provided according to terms and conditions established by the Board of Water and Natural Resources.

Section 9. The secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources shall approve vouchers and the state auditor shall draw warrants to pay expenditures authorized by this Act.

Section 10. Any amounts appropriated in this Act not lawfully expended or obligated shall revert in accordance with the procedures prescribed in chapter 4-8.

Section 11. Whereas, this Act is necessary for the support of the state government and its existing public institutions, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, and this Act shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval.

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