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Sunset Water Wastewater Facility Operators Certification Board

Concerning the continuation of the water and wastewater facility operators certification board, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2019 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies and making an appropriation.
2020 Regular Session
Natural Resources & Environment
Bill Summary

Sunset Process - House Energy and Environment Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies' sunset review of the water and wastewater facility operators certification board by:

  • Extending the repeal date of the board until September 1, 2031 ( sections 1 and 2 of the bill);
  • Amending the definition of "domestic wastewater treatment facility" to exclude only those small on-site wastewater treatment systems with a design capacity of 2,000 gallons or less per day, unless the system discharges directly to surface water ( section 3 );
  • Repealing the exclusion of facilities designed to operate for less than one year and facilities with in-situ discharges from the definition of "industrial wastewater treatment facilities" ( section 3 );
  • Creating a water and wastewater facility operators fund for fees that the board receives directly and uses for the exclusive use of the regulatory program ( section 4 ); and
  • Repealing an obsolete provision of law relating to a reorganization of the board on July 1, 2004 ( section 2 ).

The bill appropriates $24,815 from the water and wastewater facility operators fund to the department of public health and environment for use by the drinking water program.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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Bill Text

Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

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