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 (11) is added to section 403.086,
    7  Florida Statutes, to read:
    8         403.086 Sewage disposal facilities; advanced and secondary
    9  waste treatment.—
   10         (11)The Legislature finds that the artificial recharge by
   11  the direct pumping of reclaimed water into any geologic
   12  formation of the Floridan Aquifer or the Biscayne Aquifer
   13  containing total dissolved solids of 500 milligrams per liter or
   14  more poses a risk to those resources. The Legislature declares
   15  that more stringent treatment and management requirements for
   16  the discharge of reclaimed water for artificial aquifer recharge
   17  are in the public interest. Reclaimed water for artificial
   18  aquifer recharge must meet advanced waste treatment
   19  requirements, as defined in subsection (4), and may not exceed a
   20  maximum concentration of 0.35 mg/l Total Nitrogen, expressed as
   21  N.
   22         Section 14. Subsection (7) of section 403.859, Florida
   23  Statutes, is amended to read:
   24         403.859 Prohibited acts.—The following acts and the causing
   25  thereof are prohibited and are violations of this act:
   26         (7) The artificial recharge by the direct pumping of
   27  treated or untreated waste into any geologic formation of the
   28  Floridan Aquifer or the Biscayne Aquifer containing total
   29  dissolved solids of 500 milligrams per liter or less, except
   30  such injection of reclaimed water from domestic wastewater
   31  treatment reuse facilities if the effluent quality does not
   32  exceed 0.35 mg/l Total Nitrogen, expressed as N, and meets the
   33  water quality standards established by the Department of
   34  Environmental Protection as part of the operation permit to
   35  construct the treatment facility.
   36         (a) By January 1, 1995, the Department of Environmental
   37  Protection shall adopt promulgate by rule effluent standards and
   38  conditions for any project proposing wastewater reuse of
   39  reclaimed water, for injection of the reclaimed water into the
   40  Floridan Aquifer or Biscayne Aquifer. Any injection into a
   41  geologic formation of the Floridan Aquifer or Biscayne Aquifer
   42  containing total dissolved solids of 500 milligrams per liter or
   43  less must meet the requirements of these rules.
   44         (b) In the event a facility does not receive, as a part of
   45  its operation permit, permission for injection which assures
   46  compliance with department rules promulgated pursuant to this
   47  subsection, the treated or untreated effluent shall be returned
   48  to the wastewater treatment plant from which the effluent was
   49  diverted during any testing period required by department rules
   50  or to another legally acceptable reuse or disposal alternative.
   52  The provisions of this subsection do not apply to treated or
   53  untreated effluent currently discharging into the Floridan
   54  Aquifer or Biscayne Aquifer on June 22, 1983. However, any
   55  expansion of existing facilities on or after the effective date
   56  of this act are subject to the requirements of this subsection.
   58  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   59  And the title is amended as follows:
   60         Between lines 1083 and 1084
   61  insert:
   62         amending s. 403.086, F.S.; providing a legislative
   63         finding and declaration; requiring reclaimed water
   64         used for artificial aquifer recharge to meet waste
   65         treatment requirements; amending s. 403.859, F.S.;
   66         revising effluent quality standards for reclaimed
   67         water that may be directly pumped into geologic
   68         formations of the Floridan or Biscayne Aquifers;