Florida Senate - 2018                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for CS for SB 1308
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Farmer moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    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 promulgate by 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.
   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.
   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.