Florida Senate - 2019 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. PCS (263818) for CS for SB 1278 Ì118646@Î118646 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Appropriations (Mayfield) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment 2 3 Delete lines 38 - 80 4 and insert: 5 of nutrients, nitrogen, and phosphorus that impair or contribute 6 to the impairment of water bodies. 7 (b) Expedite implementation of the recommendations of the 8 Biosolids Technical Advisory Committee, which includes 9 permitting based on site-specific application conditions, 10 increased inspection frequencies, groundwater and surface water 11 monitoring protocols, and nutrient management research to 12 improve the management of biosolids and protect this state’s 13 water resources and water quality. 14 (c) Expedite the implementation of biosolids processing 15 innovative technologies as a means to improve biosolids 16 management and protect water resources and water quality. 17 (2) DEFINITION.—As used in this section, the term 18 “biosolids” has the same meaning as in s. 373.4595(2). 19 (3) PROHIBITED LAND APPLICATION.— 20 (a) Beginning July 1, 2019, the department may not issue a 21 new permit or renew an existing permit for the land application 22 of biosolids for any site where the land application of 23 biosolids is prohibited pursuant to paragraph (b). 24 (b) Beginning July 1, 2020, the land application of 25 biosolids is prohibited on any site where the biosolids 26 application zone interacts with the seasonal high water table. 27 (4) RULEMAKING.— 28 (a) For sites that are not subject to the prohibitions 29 imposed under subsection (3), the department shall adopt rules 30 for biosolids management to: 31 1. Permit the use of biosolids in a manner that minimizes 32 the migration of nutrients and that does not impair or add to 33 the impairment of surface water and groundwater quality, 34 including: 35 a. Site-specific land application rates of biosolids based 36 on soil characteristics, soil adsorption capacity, water table 37 characteristics, hydrogeology, site use, and distance to surface 38 water; 39 b. An evaluation of the percentage of water-extractable 40 phosphorus in all biosolids to inform the appropriate 41 application rate; and 42 c. Criteria for low-, medium-, and high-risk sites that 43 guide application practices and required water quality 44 monitoring.