Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. PCS (263818) for CS for SB 1278
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Appropriations (Mayfield) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment 
    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).
   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.