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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 ).
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


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Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. M. Froelich, Rep. A. Valdez
Sen. M. Foote



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