1. New Applications
The deadline for new project applications is the fifteenth of September. Upon receipt, new
applications and supporting documentation are reviewed, and project sites are visited. The WWDC
makes preliminary recommendations regarding new applications at its November meeting.
2. Existing Projects
Typically, consultant project reports are drafted by the first of October. These reports are reviewed
to determine whether the projects warrant advancement in the program. At the November WWDC
meeting consultant reports are presented, which include a project budget and financing plan, project
sponsors are given the opportunity to represent their requests, and the staff presents their
recommendation. The WWDC takes preliminary action on the sponsors request at this meeting.
3. Public Meetings/Hearings
If a proposed Level I Reconnaissance Study or Level II Feasibility Study is of particular concern or
controversy, the WWDC may solicit public input at a public meeting prior to finalizing its project
recommendation. The Commission holds formal public hearings on all projects that are proposed for
Level III Final Design and Construction funding.
4. Coordination with the Governor
The WWDC provides the Governor with its preliminary recommendations and a financial report
addressing impacts to the water development accounts. The Governor may provide input throughout
the recommendation process.
5. Final Recommendations
The WWDC meets in December or early January to finalize its legislative recommendations on new
applications and existing projects. The Commission considers public input received at the meetings
and hearings and recommendations from the Governor. Sponsors and interested parties who
disagree with the Commissions preliminary recommendation are provided the opportunity to
address the Commission with their concerns.
6. Select Water Committee
The Select Water Committee is comprised of 6 senators and 6 representatives. They provide
legislative oversight for the program, and review the Commission's recommendations and budgets.
Typically, the Select Water Committee serves as sponsors for the Water Development Program
7. Legislative Process
The legislature must authorize the allocation of funds from the water development accounts to
particular projects. This approval is solicited through the "Omnibus" Planning and Construction