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4 Pa. Code § 118.9. County drought management task force.

§ 118.9. County drought management task force.

 (a)  Within the time frame specified in the Governor’s proclamation of drought emergency, the county commissioners of all counties located within the designated drought emergency area shall establish a drought management task force within their county.

   (1)  The county task force shall coordinate and monitor all drought reporting and water conservation measures undertaken within their county as necessary to ensure the provision of safe and reliable drinking water sources.

   (2)  The county task forces shall be comprised of county emergency management officials, public water supply agency representatives, elected officials, health officials, fire officials, law enforcement officials, affected business and industry representatives, and other interested parties. Each county may determine the number and composition of representatives from each group that will sit on the task force.

   (3)  The county commissioners will coordinate, and report to the Commonwealth Drought Coordinator on, county task force activities to include, but not limited to, public information, planning, water system vulnerabilities, enforcement coordination, fire protection and other areas of public concern. The report shall be submitted either monthly or within a shorter time frame as determined by the Commonwealth Drought Coordinator.

 (b)  For the duration of the drought emergency, each county drought management task force shall prepare and submit to the Commonwealth Drought Coordinator a monthly report describing the severity and impact of drought conditions. The report is due the first day of each month and shall describe the drought impact on the public, business and industry and the agriculture community. The report will identify steps taken to implement water conservation and public education.

 (c)  The county drought management task force meetings shall be open to the public and shall comply with state public meeting sunshine requirements.


   The provisions of this §  118.9 amended July 6, 2001, effective July 7, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 3520. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (229890) to (229891).

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