HEALTH AND SAFETY
BIG PAYETTE LAKE WATER QUALITY ACT
39-6611. Lake management plan. (1) When the council has received and accepted the study, it shall make the same available to all appropriate and interested city, county, health district, state and federal agencies and to any interested individual or affected lake agency or association. For a period of ninety (90) days after dissemination, any interested agency or person may submit written suggestions, comments or proposals for the lake management plan or recommendations to the council.
(2) The council shall thereafter prepare a lake management plan and recommendations which shall be completed within one hundred eighty (180) days after dissemination of the examination and baseline study.
(3) The council shall identify sources and types of pollution within the planning area and identify existing and potential programs and measures by which this pollution might be abated, and summarize the past successes of these efforts, including notable voids in funding, regulatory powers or interagency coordination.
(4) The council shall identify present and future water and land uses within the watershed and comment on the implication of these various uses on the lake.
(5) Once completed, the council shall provide copies of its plan and recommendations to all agencies, persons and associations who have indicated an interest in the examination and baseline study. The council shall thereupon provide for one (1) or more public hearings upon its lake management plan and recommendations with notice given as provided in chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code.
(6) After receiving the information obtained at the public hearing(s), the council shall make such changes and revisions as it deems necessary and within thirty (30) days after such public hearing, but in no event later than the next regular session of the Idaho legislature, the council shall submit the plan to the legislature.
(7) The legislature shall, within the next regular session during or after which it receives the plan, accept, reject or modify the plan. Such accepted or modified plan shall have the force and effect of law.
(8) Thereafter, the council shall assist public and governmental authorities to adopt and enforce the provisions of the plan for which that authority has a responsibility. Before its disbandment, the council shall also assist these authorities to establish an ongoing joint-agency oversight responsibility for the plan and its recommendations.
[39-6611, added 1993, ch. 200, sec. 1, p. 554.]