It is the public policy of the state of South Dakota to conserve the waters of the state and to protect, maintain, and improve their quality for water supplies, for the propagation of wildlife, fish, and aquatic life, and for domestic, agricultural, industrial, recreational, and other legitimate uses; to prohibit waste discharges into state waters without prior treatment or other corrective action; to provide for the prevention, abatement, and control of new and existing water pollution; and to cooperate with other agencies of the state, agencies of other states, and the federal government
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the Water Pollution Control Board are tasked with the prevention of pollution in the waters of the state. The Board may adopt rules and regulations governing the release of potentially harmful substances into state waters. This statute contains additional provisions regarding the release of hazardous materials, livestock manure management and wastewater management practices, groundwater protection, permitting for coal mine operations, and state regulated wetlands.
The Water Permits Division authorizes permits administered under the Water Quality Regulations. Louisiana's Water Quality Regulations require permits for the discharge of pollutants from any point source into waters of the state of Louisiana. This surface water is administered under the Louisiana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (LPDES). An LPDES discharge permit is required for the discharge of pollutants from any point source into waters of the state.
This Act regulates and registers water withdrawals in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to enable effective planning and management of water use and conservation. The Act establishes a Water Resources Management Advisory Committee within the MA Department of Environmental Protection to oversee the development of standards, rules and regulations for water resources management.
The South Dakota Conservancy District is a governmental agency administered by the Board of Water and Natural Resources, but its duties are predominantly carried out by local Water Development Districts, which are subdivisions of the Conservancy District. Local Water Development Districts are established for the purpose of planning and coordinating water resources development activity and providing financial and other assistance to water resources projects or development.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is authorized to review and establish local water districts throughout the state of Texas. The Water Code gives the Commission the right of supervision over all districts and authorities. While the Commission does not regulate daily operations of the districts, staff helps district board members and their consultants to understand the complex and varied laws and regulations under which a district must operate. Districts also must comply with state and federal regulations before they can engage in various activities.
Wisconsin has several statutes that promote water conservation and controlled water use, and this legislation establishes mandatory and voluntary programs in water conservation and water use efficiency. The mandatory program applies to new and increased large withdrawals of water in the Great Lakes Basin, new and increased diversions of Great Lakes water, and persons applying for an approval for a water loss that averages more than 2 million gallons per day (anywhere in the state).
Nebraska has a “first in time, first in right” appropriation policy in place for water withdrawal or use from natural sources. This policy states that the first person or entity using water for a beneficial purpose (e.g., commercial, personal, industrial) is entitled to keep using that water; the rights of subsequent water users follow a similar pattern, and only the remaining water may be used by “junior” users.