Florida Senate - 2018 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for CS for SB 1308 Ì135812ÇÎ135812 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . Floor: WD/2R . 03/08/2018 12:23 PM . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Senator Farmer moved the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Between lines 954 and 955 4 insert: 5 Section 10. Subsection (11) is added to section 403.086, 6 Florida Statutes, to read: 7 403.086 Sewage disposal facilities; advanced and secondary 8 waste treatment.— 9 (11) The Legislature finds that the artificial recharge by 10 the direct pumping of reclaimed water into any geologic 11 formation of the Floridan Aquifer or the Biscayne Aquifer 12 containing total dissolved solids of 500 milligrams per liter or 13 more poses a risk to those resources. The Legislature declares 14 that more stringent treatment and management requirements for 15 the discharge of reclaimed water for artificial aquifer recharge 16 are in the public interest. Reclaimed water for artificial 17 aquifer recharge must meet advanced waste treatment 18 requirements, as defined in subsection (4), and may not exceed a 19 maximum concentration of 0.35 mg/l Total Nitrogen, expressed as 20 N. 21 Section 11. Subsection (7) of section 403.859, Florida 22 Statutes, is amended to read: 23 403.859 Prohibited acts.—The following acts and the causing 24 thereof are prohibited and are violations of this act: 25 (7) The artificial recharge by the direct pumping of 26 treated or untreated waste into any geologic formation of the 27 Floridan Aquifer or the Biscayne Aquifer containing total 28 dissolved solids of 500 milligrams per liter or less, except 29 such injection of reclaimed water from domestic wastewater 30 treatment reuse facilities if the effluent quality does not 31 exceed 0.35 mg/l Total Nitrogen, expressed as N, and meets the 32 water quality standards established by the Department of 33 Environmental Protection as part of the operation permit to 34 construct the treatment facility. 35 (a) By January 1, 1995, the Department of Environmental 36 Protection shall adopt
promulgateby rule effluent standards and 37 conditions for any project proposing wastewater reuse of 38 reclaimed water, for injection of the reclaimed water into the 39 Floridan Aquifer or Biscayne Aquifer. Any injection into a 40 geologic formation of the Floridan Aquifer or Biscayne Aquifer 41 containing total dissolved solids of 500 milligrams per liter or 42 less must meet the requirements of these rules. 43 (b) In the event a facility does not receive, as a part of 44 its operation permit, permission for injection which assures 45 compliance with department rules promulgated pursuant to this 46 subsection, the treated or untreated effluent shall be returned 47 to the wastewater treatment plant from which the effluent was 48 diverted during any testing period required by department rules 49 or to another legally acceptable reuse or disposal alternative. 50 51 The provisions of this subsection do not apply to treated or 52 untreated effluent currently discharging into the Floridan 53 Aquifer or Biscayne Aquifer on June 22, 1983. However, any 54 expansion of existing facilities on or after the effective date 55 of this act are subject to the requirements of this subsection. 56 57 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 58 And the title is amended as follows: 59 Delete line 68 60 and insert: 61 Sewer Construction grants; amending s. 403.086, F.S.; 62 providing a legislative finding and declaration; 63 requiring reclaimed water used for artificial aquifer 64 recharge to meet waste treatment requirements; 65 amending s. 403.859, F.S.; revising effluent quality 66 standards for reclaimed water that may be directly 67 pumped into geologic formations of the Floridan or 68 Biscayne Aquifers; providing effective dates.