HB 36: "An Act exempting certain federal agencies or military services firing or using munitions on active ranges from prior authorization requirements of the Department of Environmental Conservation."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 36 01 "An Act exempting certain federal agencies or military services firing or using 02 munitions on active ranges from prior authorization requirements of the Department of 03 Environmental Conservation." 04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 05 * Section 1. AS 46.03.100(e) is amended to read: 06 (e) This section does not apply to 07 (1) a person discharging only domestic sewage into a publicly owned 08 treatment works; 09 (2) disposals subject to regulation under AS 31.05.030(e)(2); 10 (3) injection projects permitted under AS 31.05.030(h); 11 (4) discharges of solid or liquid waste material or water discharges 12 from the following activities if the discharge is incidental to the activity and the 13 activity does not produce a discharge from a point source, as that term is defined in 14 regulations adopted under this chapter, into any waters of the United States:
01 (A) mineral drilling, trenching, ditching, and similar activities; 02 (B) landscaping; 03 (C) water well drilling and geophysical drilling; or 04 (D) drilling, ditching, trenching, and similar activities 05 associated with facility construction and maintenance or with road or other 06 transportation facility construction and maintenance; however, the exemption 07 provided by this subparagraph does not relieve a person from obtaining a prior 08 authorization under this section if the drilling, ditching, trenching, or similar 09 activity will involve the removal of the groundwater, stormwater, or 10 wastewater runoff that has accumulated and is present at an excavation site for 11 facility, road, or other transportation construction or maintenance and a prior 12 authorization is otherwise required by this section; 13 (5) bilge pumping, unless the bilge product pumped may be expected 14 to yield an oily sludge, emulsion, or sheen on the surface of any water of the state; 15 (6) cooling water discharges from a boat or vessel into any surface 16 water of the state; or 17 (7) the firing or other use of munitions in training activities conducted 18 on active ranges, including active ranges operated by the United States Department of 19 Defense or a United States military agency or service, unless otherwise regulated 20 under 33 U.S.C. 1251 - 1376 (Federal Water Pollution Control Act), as amended 21 [IT RESULTS IN A DISCHARGE INTO WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES].