A Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Development of Possible New Drought Management Rules

Notice of Availability of Stakeholder Comments

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Watershed Protection Branch received comments from stakeholders regarding the possible development of new Drought Management Rules.  Those comments received in response to the third stakeholder meeting held on October 22, 2014 and the Drought Management Rule strawman discussed at that meeting are posted below.

 

Third Public Meeting to Discuss Development of Possible New Drought Management Rules (October 22, 2014)

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Watershed Protection Branch held a third stakeholder meeting on October 22, 2014 to discuss the possible future rule changes.  The purpose of the meeting was to inform and solicit input from the public and impacted organizations regarding possible development of a Drought Management Rule that would replace the current Rules for Outdoor Water Use (391-3-30) and the 2003 Drought Management Plan.  Documents relating to the public meeting, including the public notice, are provided below.  This meeting was held in conjunction with a stakeholder meeting on the possible development of Water Use Efficiency Rules.  Comments on the proposed rules were requested to be sent to EPD by November 14, 2014.

 

Prior Public Meetings to Discuss Development of Possible New Drought Management Rules (May 13 and July 15, 2014)

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Watershed Protection Branch held stakeholder meetings on May 13, 2014 and July 15, 2014 to discuss the possible future rule changes.  The purpose of these meetings was to inform and solicit input from the public and impacted organizations regarding possible development of a Drought Management Rule that would replace the current Rules for Outdoor Water Use (391-3-30) and the 2003 Drought Management Plan.  Documents relating to the public meetings, including the public notices, are provided below.