Florida Senate - 2014 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 536 Ì850142rÎ850142 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 03/20/2014 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— (Simpson) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Use of reclaimed water, stormwater, and excess 6 surface water.— 7 (1) The Department of Environmental Protection, in 8 coordination with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer 9 Services and the five water management districts, shall conduct 10 a comprehensive study and submit a report on the expansion of 11 the beneficial use of reclaimed water, stormwater, and excess 12 surface water in this state. 13 (2) The report must: 14 (a) Identify factors that prohibit or complicate the 15 expansion of the beneficial use of reclaimed water, stormwater, 16 and excess surface water and recommend how those factors can be 17 mitigated or eliminated. 18 (b) Identify measures that would lead to the efficient use 19 of reclaimed water. 20 (c) Identify the environmental, engineering, public health, 21 public perception, and fiscal constraints of such an expansion, 22 including utility rate structures for reclaimed water. 23 (d) Identify areas in the state where traditional water 24 supply sources are limited and the use of reclaimed water, 25 stormwater, or excess surface water for irrigation or other 26 purposes is necessary. 27 (e) Recommend permit incentives, such as extending current 28 authorizations for long-term consumptive use permits for all 29 entities that substitute reclaimed water for traditional water 30 sources that become unavailable or otherwise cost prohibitive. 31 (f) Determine the feasibility, benefit, and cost estimate 32 of the infrastructure needed to construct regional storage 33 features on public or private lands for reclaimed water, 34 stormwater, and excess surface water, including the collection 35 and delivery mechanisms for beneficial uses such as agricultural 36 irrigation, power generation, public water supply, wetland 37 restoration, groundwater recharge, and waterbody base flow 38 augmentation. 39 (3) The departments shall: 40 (a) Hold two public meetings, at a minimum, to gather input 41 on the study. 42 (b) Provide an opportunity for the public to submit written 43 comments before submitting the report. 44 (4) The report shall be submitted to the Governor, the 45 President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of 46 Representatives no later than December 1, 2015. 47 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014. 48 49 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 50 And the title is amended as follows: 51 Delete everything before the enacting clause 52 and insert: 53 A bill to be entitled 54 An act relating to reclaimed water; requiring the 55 Department of Environmental Protection to conduct a 56 study in coordination with the Department of 57 Agriculture and Consumer Services and the water 58 management districts on the expansion of the 59 beneficial use of reclaimed water, stormwater, and 60 excess surface water and to submit a report based upon 61 such study; providing requirements for the report; 62 requiring the departments to provide the public an 63 opportunity for input and for public comment; 64 requiring that the report be submitted to the Governor 65 and the Legislature by a specified date; providing an 66 effective date.