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House Bill 1017


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House Bill 1017

ARCHIVE (2004)

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DIGEST OF HB 1017 (Updated March 4, 2004 8:20 pm - DI 69)

Various environmental matters. Prohibits a penalty from being assessed against the owner of an underground storage tank for any failure to pay an annual registration fee in connection with the tank due before January 1, 2004, if the owner registered the tank before January 1, 2004. Provides that obtaining a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) meets the approval requirements of IC 13-18-10- 1 and 327 IAC 16. Establishes fees to be remitted to the Indiana department of environmental management (IDEM) for general and individual NPDES permits for CAFOs. Prohibits adoption of a rule by the state department of health (ISDH) if the proposed rule applies to onsite sewage systems the nitrate and nitrite numeric criteria included in groundwater quality standards adopted by the water pollution control board. Voids any rule adopted by ISDH to the extent that the rule is adopted for that purpose. Requires IDEM and the ISDH to jointly prepare a report concerning onsite sewage systems and nitrates and nitrites in groundwater. Extends to July 1, 2006, the prohibition against adoption of a new rule by an environmental rulemaking board or adoption of a new policy by IDEM if the new rule or policy would require certain industries to comply with standards of conduct that exceed federal standards. Excepts from the prohibition the adoption of a new rule by the air pollution control board that is necessary to attain or maintain certain air quality standards.
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