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March 28, 2014
Wetlands (North Dakota)

This legislation enacts a requirement to obtain a permit from the State Engineer, to be approved by the local Water Resource Board, prior to draining surface or subsurface waters.

March 28, 2014
Wetland Preservation Areas (Minnesota)

A wetland owner can apply to the host county for designation of a wetland preservation area. Once designated, the area remains designated until the owner initiates expiration, except where a state or governmental agency exercises eminent domain. Construction and certain public projects are prohibited on designated wetland preservation areas.

March 28, 2014
Western Interstate Nuclear Compact State Nuclear Policy (Multiple States)

Legislation authorizes states' entrance into the Western Interstate Nuclear Compact, which aims to undertake the cooperation of participating states in deriving the optimum benefit from nuclear and related scientific or technological resources, facilities, and skills.

March 28, 2014
West Virginia Venture Capital (West Virginia)

The West Virginia Venture Capital provides investment funds to eligible businesses stimulating economic growth and providing or retaining jobs within the state through qualified venture capital companies. Terms and conditions for funding eligibility are dependent on the varying terms of participating venture capital funds.

March 28, 2014
West Virginia Loan Insurance Program (West Virginia)

The West Virginia Loan Insurance Program, provides a loan insurance program in cooperation with third party lenders to assist firms that cannot obtain conventional bank financing. Up to 80% of the loan can be insured for a maximum period of four years.

March 28, 2014
West Virginia Direct Loan Program (West Virginia)

The West Virginia Direct Loan Program, provides up to 45 percent in financing fixed assets through low-interest, direct loans to businesses expanding or locating in West Virginia. Proceeds from the program may be used for the acquisition of land, buildings and equipment.

March 28, 2014
Wells, Borings, and Underground Uses (Minnesota)

This section regulates wells, borings, and underground storage with regards to protecting groundwater resources. The Commissioner of the Department of Health has jurisdiction, and can grant permits for proposed activities, including natural gas exploration and underground storage.

March 28, 2014
Wellhead Protection Area Act (Nebraska)

This section regulates activities which can occur on or below the land surface of the area surrounding a wellhead. The purpose of these regulations is to limit well contamination and preserve drinking water safety. The statute discusses the boundaries and designation of a wellhead, and grants authority to the Environmental Quality Council to adopt rules and regulations relevant to wellhead protection.

March 28, 2014
Well Permits (District of Columbia)

Well permits are required for the installation of wells in private and public space. Wells are defined as any trest hole, shaft, or soil excavation created by any means including, but not limited to, drilling, coring, boring, washing, driving, digging, or jetting, for purposes including, but not limited to, locating, testing, diverting, artificially recharging, or withdrawing fluids, or for the purpose of underground injection.

March 28, 2014
Wekiva River and Wekiva Parkway Protection Acts (Florida)

The Wekiva River Protection Act directs the Orange, Lake, and Seminole Counties to emphasize the Wekiva River Protection Area in their planning efforts and regulations.