Natural, Scenic, and Recreational River System (Indiana)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Indiana|
|Name||Natural, Scenic, and Recreational River System (Indiana)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wave Energy, Wind energy|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Program Administrator||Indiana Department of Natural Resources|
|Applicable Jurisdiction|| Opt-in: The Board of County Commissioners of a county containing a natural, scenic, or recreational river segment may opt to participate in a river commission.
| Last Substantive Modification
Rivers may fall under the categories of natural, scenic, or recreational. These rivers are designated, acquired, and preserved by the state, and development on or adjacent to these rivers is limited. In planning for the use and development of waters and surrounding areas, a full review and evaluation of the river as a scenic resource will be conducted, and the environmental impact of the proposed use and development will be determined. Proposed development projects must be submitted to the Department of Natural Resources for review. In addition, the Department may choose to acquire water use, scenic, and land use easements for these rivers on behalf of the state. The Department may also elect to establish a River Commission for a river designated as natural, scenic, or recreational; the commission will manage the issuance of permits relevant to that river segment. Currently, only three river segments have been designated under this program; they are described on the DNR website.
|Department||Indiana Department of Natural Resources|
|Division||Division of Water|
|Address|| 402 West Washington Street, Room W264, Indianapolis IN 46204-2641
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title14/ar29/ch7.html http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/T03120/A00070.PDF Ind. Code 14-29-6|
|Date Enacted|| 1995
|Authority 2||14-29-7; 312 Indiana Administrative Code 7|
|Date Effective|| 2002