Recommendations of the Georgia Board of Regents' Scientific Panel on Evaluating the Erosion Measurement Standard Defined by the Georgia Erosion and Sedimentation Act
Kundell, James E.
Rasmussen, Todd C.
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The 1993 Senate Stormwater Control Study Committee reviewed the Georgia Erosion and Sedimentation Act of 1975 and, among other recommendations, petitioned the Lieutenant Governor to request that a scientific panel be appointed by the Board of Regents to make recommendations for a turbidity instream standard necessary to protect state waters from siltation and sedimentation.' This review by a scientific panel was incorporated in the 1994 amendments to the Georgia Erosion and Sedimentation Act.' At the behest of the Lieutenant Governor, the Board of Regents submitted the names of qualified individuals to James E. Kundell of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and requested that he convene the panel and coordinate its work? The panel met on five occasions between May and December 1994, to consider the issues before it and to develop recommendations for the Board of Natural Resources. The report of the panel was submitted to the Board of Natural Resources in January 1995.4 This paper presents the recommendations of the panel.