• Save
Crunch IWI Presentation : David Baize
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Crunch IWI Presentation : David Baize

on

  • 818 views

David Baize, SCDHEC, South Carolina's new water permitting bill

David Baize, SCDHEC, South Carolina's new water permitting bill

Statistics

Views

Total Views
818
Views on SlideShare
810
Embed Views
8

Actions

Likes
1
Downloads
0
Comments
0

5 Embeds 8

http://www.confluence.cc 3
http://www.iwaterconference.org 2
http://3951503112903698274_7be274349e5c48f4fc55d2fbb222a888ac07569b.blogspot.com 1
http://www.slashdocs.com 1
https://3951503112903698274_7be274349e5c48f4fc55d2fbb222a888ac07569b.blogspot.com 1

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

Crunch IWI Presentation : David Baize Crunch IWI Presentation : David Baize Presentation Transcript

  • CRUNCH 2010 David G. Baize Assistant Bureau Chief Bureau of Water September 23, 2010
  • Water Consumption in the Southeast
    • Water consumption in the Southeast grew 15% from 1990 to 2000, compared with 2% nationwide
    • The population rose by 20% from 1990 to 2000 vs.13% in the rest of the country
    • The Piedmont Atlantic region (Birmingham AL through Atlanta, to Raleigh NC) will grow 38% by 2025 to 20,000,000
  • Surface Water Permitting
    • S.452, The Surface Water Permitting, Withdrawal, and Reporting Act , approved by the General Assembly on June 3, 2010, with 10 minutes left to go in the session
    • Signed by the Governor June 11, 2010
  • What Does a Surface Water Permitting Program do for South Carolina?
    • Addresses two main issues:
      • Instate: Better management of our water resources within South Carolina (more people, more industry, more water demands, no more water)
      • Interstate: To allow SC to enter into agreements with other states on shared water resources (most states, including Georgia, have a surface water permitting system)
  • Water Resource Management Within South Carolina
      • How do we meet future demands?
    Implementation of management strategies to meet future demands. Source: SCDNR TIME
  • Key Concepts
    • Existing users grandfathered into program
    • New surface water withdrawals (over 3 million gallons in any month) would be permitted by DHEC
    • Establishes “minimum instream flow” which is flow necessary to maintain the biological, chemical, and physical integrity of the stream along with protection of downstream users
    • Minimum flows are seasonal and are a percentage of flow in the river (20%, 30%, 40% MADF) – water needed for downstream users is added to this amount
    • Safe Yield is the amount of water available for withdrawal in excess of the minimum flow
  • Key Concepts
    • Move from a riparian system to a regulated riparian system ( a person who owns land contiguous to a natural watercourse is the owner of riparian land)
    • Problem with a riparian system: uncertainty and insecurity of right
      • No guarantee to certain amount of water – all existing and future riparian owners have equal right to use water.
      • What is considered reasonable use is relative – what is currently deemed reasonable may no longer be reasonable in future.
      • Civil action is only means of enforcing and maintaining a riparian right.
  • Key Concepts
    • New users will have a contingency plan for low flow conditions with a supplemental water source (e.g., wells, connection with other water supplier, off-stream storage)
    • When the stream reaches the minimum flow designated in their permit, users implement their contingency plan
    • Permit program is fee funded
  • Implementation Time Line
    • Act goes into effect January 1, 2011
    • Currently drafting the Regulation and have issued the Notice of Drafting
    • Will convene stakeholder group to help draft the Regulation
    • Goal to have the Regulation to our Legislature by April 2011
    • Will not issue permits until the Regulation is promulgated – may not be until summer 2012
  • Interstate Issues: North Carolina and Georgia
  •  
  • Catawba/Wateree Bi-State Commission
    • Formed by mirror legislation in NC and SC
    • Discuss issues affecting the basin, both water quality and water quantity related
    • August 27, 2010, Commission voted to use Duke Energy’s CRA as basis for settling interstate lawsuit
  • Savannah River Basin GA and SC share river for entire length
  • Governor’s Savannah River Basin Committee
    • Established by executive orders, the Governors of both states have appointed members to a Committee to discuss common issues of concern in the Savannah River Basin
  • Georgia/South Carolina Issues
    • Three main issues:
      • Upper Floridan Aquifer/Saltwater Contamination
      • Assimilative capacity of the Savannah River
      • Allocation of water for use in the Savannah River
  • Georgia/South Carolina Issues: Sharing the Available Water in the Savannah River
    • Both states rely on the Savannah River for industry and public water supply
    • The amount of water available for use, and how to share that water between GA and SC, is still an outstanding issue to be discussed
    • Consumptive Use study conducted by GaEPD with DHEC data on SC withdrawals, discharges, and projected growth
  • Regional Water Councils
    • A Regional Water Resource Forum was held January 21, 2010, in N. Augusta for the Savannah River Basin
    • A Regional Advisory Council for the Savannah Basin was established as a result of input from stakeholders at the Forum
    • The Council is a mechanism for DHEC and DNR to provide information about water quality and quantity issues, and the regional stakeholders can provide input and advise to the agencies
    • More information about the SRBAC on www.scdhec.gov
  • Will Hopefully Establish a Water Advisory Council in each of the Four Major Basins
  • Questions?
    • “ When the well is dry, we learn the worth of water” – Benjamin Franklin