Florida Senate - 2018                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for CS for SB 1308
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: WD/2R          .                                
             03/08/2018 12:29 PM       .                                

       Senator Farmer moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (721942) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 1002 and 1003
    5  insert:
    6         Section 13. Subsection (8) is added to section 403.853,
    7  Florida Statutes, to read:
    8         403.853 Drinking water standards.—
    9         (8)By July 1, 2020, and every 5 years thereafter, the
   10  department shall, in consultation with the Department of Health,
   11  determine whether to adopt drinking water regulations for at
   12  least 5 contaminants included on the most recent Contaminant
   13  Candidate List published by the United States Environmental
   14  Protection Agency. Such determination must be based on the best
   15  available public health information and occurrence data. In
   16  selecting contaminants for regulation, the department must, at
   17  minimum, consider all of the following factors:
   18         (a)Public health concerns.
   19         (b)The effect of the contaminants on a meaningful portion
   20  of the general population comprised of subgroups, such as
   21  infants, children, pregnant women, the elderly, individuals with
   22  a history of serious illness, or other subpopulations that are
   23  identifiable as being at greater risk than the general
   24  population of adverse health effects due to exposure to
   25  contaminants in drinking water.
   26         (c)Environmental justice considerations.
   27         Section 14. Subsection (7) of section 403.859, Florida
   28  Statutes, is amended to read:
   29         403.859 Prohibited acts.—The following acts and the causing
   30  thereof are prohibited and are violations of this act:
   31         (7)(a) The artificial recharge by the direct pumping of
   32  treated or untreated waste into any geologic formation of the
   33  Floridan Aquifer or the Biscayne Aquifer containing total
   34  dissolved solids of 500 milligrams per liter or less, except
   35  such injection of reclaimed water from domestic wastewater
   36  treatment reuse facilities if the effluent quality of the
   37  reclaimed water meets advanced waste treatment and high level
   38  disinfection, as defined in s. 403.086, and does not contain the
   39  following contaminants of emerging concern at concentrations
   40  above health advisory levels established by the Department of
   41  Health: the water quality standards established by the
   42  Department of Environmental Protection as part of the operation
   43  permit to construct the treatment facility.
   44         1.1,4-Dioxane.
   45         2.Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).
   46         3.Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS).
   47         4.Molybdenum.
   48         (b)(a) By January 1, 1995, the Department of Environmental
   49  Protection shall adopt promulgate by rule effluent standards and
   50  conditions for any project proposing wastewater reuse of
   51  reclaimed water, for injection of the reclaimed water into the
   52  Floridan Aquifer or Biscayne Aquifer. Any injection into a
   53  geologic formation of the Floridan Aquifer or Biscayne Aquifer
   54  containing total dissolved solids of 500 milligrams per liter or
   55  less must meet the requirements of these rules.
   56         (c)(b) In the event a facility does not receive, as a part
   57  of its operation permit, permission for injection which assures
   58  compliance with department rules adopted promulgated pursuant to
   59  this subsection, the treated or untreated effluent shall be
   60  returned to the wastewater treatment plant from which the
   61  effluent was diverted during any testing period required by
   62  department rules or to another legally acceptable reuse or
   63  disposal alternative.
   64         (d) The provisions of this subsection do not apply to
   65  treated or untreated effluent currently discharging into the
   66  Floridan Aquifer or Biscayne Aquifer on June 22, 1983. However,
   67  any expansion of existing facilities on or after the effective
   68  date of this act are subject to the requirements of this
   69  subsection.
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   72  And the title is amended as follows:
   73         Between lines 1083 and 1084
   74  insert:
   75         amending s. 403.853, F.S.; requiring the department,
   76         in consultation with the Department of Health, to
   77         determine, by a specified date and at specified
   78         intervals thereafter, whether to adopt drinking water
   79         regulations for a specified number of contaminants
   80         included on the most recent Contaminant Candidate
   81         List; specifying the required basis and factors that
   82         must be considered in making the determination;
   83         amending s. 403.859, F.S.; revising effluent quality
   84         standards for reclaimed water that may be directly
   85         pumped into geologic formations of the Floridan or
   86         Biscayne Aquifers;