Florida Senate - 2018 SENATOR AMENDMENT
Bill No. CS for CS for CS for SB 1308
Senate . House
Floor: WD/2R .
03/08/2018 12:24 PM .
Senator Farmer moved the following:
1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
3 Between lines 954 and 955
5 Section 10. Subsection (8) is added to section 403.853,
6 Florida Statutes, to read:
7 403.853 Drinking water standards.—
8 (8) By July 1, 2020, and every 5 years thereafter, the
9 department shall, in consultation with the Department of Health,
10 determine whether to adopt drinking water regulations for at
11 least 5 contaminants included on the most recent Contaminant
12 Candidate List published by the United States Environmental
13 Protection Agency. Such determination must be based on the best
14 available public health information and occurrence data. In
15 selecting contaminants for regulation, the department must, at
16 minimum, consider all of the following factors:
17 (a) Public health concerns.
18 (b) The effect of the contaminants on a meaningful portion
19 of the general population comprised of subgroups, such as
20 infants, children, pregnant women, the elderly, individuals with
21 a history of serious illness, or other subpopulations that are
22 identifiable as being at greater risk than the general
23 population of adverse health effects due to exposure to
24 contaminants in drinking water.
25 (c) Environmental justice considerations.
26 Section 11. Subsection (7) of section 403.859, Florida
27 Statutes, is amended to read:
28 403.859 Prohibited acts.—The following acts and the causing
29 thereof are prohibited and are violations of this act:
30 (7)(a) The artificial recharge by the direct pumping of
31 treated or untreated waste into any geologic formation of the
32 Floridan Aquifer or the Biscayne Aquifer containing total
33 dissolved solids of 500 milligrams per liter or less, except
34 such injection of reclaimed water from domestic wastewater
35 treatment reuse facilities if the effluent quality of the
36 reclaimed water meets advanced waste treatment and high level
37 disinfection, as defined in s. 403.086, and does not contain the
38 following contaminants of emerging concern at concentrations
39 above health advisory levels established by the Department of
the water quality standards established by the
41 Department of Environmental Protection as part of the operation
42 permit to construct the treatment facility.
43 1. 1,4-Dioxane.
44 2. Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).
45 3. Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS).
46 4. Molybdenum.
47 (b) (a) By January 1, 1995, the Department of Environmental
48 Protection shall adopt promulgate by rule effluent standards and
49 conditions for any project proposing wastewater reuse of
50 reclaimed water, for injection of the reclaimed water into the
51 Floridan Aquifer or Biscayne Aquifer. Any injection into a
52 geologic formation of the Floridan Aquifer or Biscayne Aquifer
53 containing total dissolved solids of 500 milligrams per liter or
54 less must meet the requirements of these rules.
55 (c) (b) In the event a facility does not receive, as a part
56 of its operation permit, permission for injection which assures
57 compliance with department rules adopted promulgated pursuant to
58 this subsection, the treated or untreated effluent shall be
59 returned to the wastewater treatment plant from which the
60 effluent was diverted during any testing period required by
61 department rules or to another legally acceptable reuse or
62 disposal alternative.
63 (d) The provisions of this subsection do not apply to
64 treated or untreated effluent currently discharging into the
65 Floridan Aquifer or Biscayne Aquifer on June 22, 1983. However,
66 any expansion of existing facilities on or after the effective
67 date of this act are subject to the requirements of this
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71 And the title is amended as follows:
72 Delete line 68
73 and insert:
74 Sewer Construction grants; amending s. 403.853, F.S.;
75 requiring the department, in consultation with the
76 Department of Health, to determine, by a specified
77 date and at specified intervals thereafter, whether to
78 adopt drinking water regulations for a specified
79 number of contaminants included on the most recent
80 Contaminant Candidate List; specifying the required
81 basis and factors that must be considered in making
82 the determination; amending s. 403.859, F.S.; revising
83 effluent quality standards for reclaimed water that
84 may be directly pumped into geologic formations of the
85 Floridan or Biscayne Aquifers; providing effective