This will allow time for the Natural Resources Conservation service to complete dozen of flood-related projects it began under its Emergency Watershed Project program.
"I appreciate the DNR stepping in and extending a solution to help our local communities," said Rep. Dermody. "This allows the agricultural community to continue work on solving this critical issue without having to wait on the bureaucracy of a permit. We have to work together to solve flooding issues so we can make sure we're keeping our communities safe."
Under normal conditions, the construction activities and debris removal addressed by the emergency rule would require a permit. The emergency rule reauthorized Wednesday provides an exemption to that permit requirements through March 31, 2010, for the following types of projects: