SB 152-1_ Filed 01/12/2004, 16:25
Adopted 01/12/2004

COMMITTEE REPORT

MADAM PRESIDENT:

    The Senate Committee on Environmental Affairs, to which was referred Senate Bill No. 152, has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the Senate with the recommendation that said bill be AMENDED as follows:

SOURCE: Page 2, line 20; (04)CR015201.2. -->     Page 2, line 20, after "the" insert " nitrate and nitrite".
    Page 2, line 24, after "applies the" insert " nitrate and nitrite".
    Page 2, between lines 27 and 28, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: ; (04)CR015201.3. -->     "SECTION 3. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) For purposes of this SECTION, "onsite sewage system" has the meaning set forth in IC 13-11-2-144.8.
    (b) The department of environmental management and the state department of health shall jointly:
        (1) prepare a report that includes the following:
            (A) a review of literature and recent research to document:
                (i) the effect of nitrates and nitrites in drinking water on public health;
                (ii) the effect of onsite sewage systems on levels of nitrates and nitrites in groundwater;
                (iii) the movement of nitrates and nitrites in soils; and
                (iv) the onsite sewage system technologies available to achieve compliance with the nitrate and nitrite numeric criteria included in the groundwater quality standards

under 327 IAC 2-11, as in effect January 1, 2004; and
            (B) the impact if newly installed onsite sewage systems were required to
comply with the nitrate and nitrite numeric criteria included in the groundwater quality standards under 327 IAC 2-11, as in effect January 1, 2004, including:
                (i) the number of residences and commercial facilities affected; and
                (ii) the cost of implementation; and
        (2) submit the report referred to in subdivision (a) before January 1, 2009, to:
            (A) the governor;
            (B) the executive director of the legislative services agency in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6; and
            (C) the environmental quality service council.

     (c) This SECTION expires January 1, 2009.".
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to SB 152 as introduced.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass.

Committee Vote: Yeas 6, Nays 1.


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    Gard
Chairperson


CR015201/DI 52    2004