Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

A New Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.

    "The purpose of this bill is to require the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to review and approve source water protection plans for above ground storage tanks in critical areas.
    Some of these functions are performed under the auspices of the Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, Office of Environmental Health Systems.
     Assuming the effective date of the proposed legislation to be mid FY2014 the Department utilized the expected 787 public water systems in calculating the estimated costs using department FTE's . This legislation authorizes the DEP collection of fees only and calls for the development of a new regulatory program. The costs incurred by the Department of Health and Human Resources should be covered under Department of Environmental Protection per section 22-30-14 in paragraph 3 e.
    The Department of Health and Human Resources estimates the cost to implement the proposed legislation during FY2015 to be $454,191.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 454,191 454,191
Personal Services 0 433,451 433,451
Current Expenses 0 20,740 20,740
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0

Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):

    Senate Bill 373 creates a new program for above ground storage tank regulation in critical areas. DEP references ground storage tanks as facilities that they will have to inspect. The facilities that the Bureau for Public Health is referencing are public water systems that will be required to submit source water protection plans. Personal services costs are estimated to be 7 FTE Geologist 3/Environmental Resources Specialists 3 at an annual salary rate of $44,328 each, .15 FTE of a Environmental Resources Program Manager 1 at an annual salary rate of $48,192, .15 FTE of a Geographic Information Systems Technical Administrator 1 at an annual salary of $42,996, and .08 FTE of an Office Assistant at an annual salary of $24,108 for a total salary amount of $325,903. Fringe benefits are estimated at 33% for a total of $107,548. Total personal services total $433,451. In-state travel is estimated to be mileage reimbursement of 30,000 miles @ $.47 per mile, 20 overnight trips at a cost of $83 per hotel stay and $ 34.50 for two days in meal reimbursement for an annual total of $17,140. Operational office expenses are estimated at a total of $300 per month for an annual total of $3,600.Total current expenses total $20,740.



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Karen L. Bowling
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