Waters: General Provisions (North Dakota)
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|Name||Waters; General Provisions (North Dakota)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Siting and Permitting|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Hydroelectric, Natural Gas, Nuclear|
|Program Administrator||North Dakota State Water Commission|
The waters of North Dakota are understood as belonging to the public and may be appropriated for beneficial uses. However, the right to use water in large quantities must be acquired. Entities requiring water for beneficial uses may exercise the right of eminent domain in certain circumstances. The State Water Commission is established to oversee the conservation, management, development, and control of waters and atmospheric resources in North Dakota, and to establish comprehensive state water development programs.
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||N.D.C.C. 61-01|
|Authority 2:||61-02; N.D.A.C. 89-01|