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Senate Bill 0461


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Senate Bill 0461

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF SB461 (Updated April 15, 2009 1:36 pm - DI 84)

Environmental issues. Repeals the electronic digital signature act. Allows the use in motor vehicle air conditioning equipment of a toxic or flammable refrigerant if the refrigerant has been approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Allows, in streamlined rulemaking processes, the adoption of a proposed rule with amendments at the public hearing, and requires that the amendments meet logical outgrowth requirements. Replaces the undefined term "sanitary landfill" with "solid waste landfill". Modifies the deductible for claims against the ELTF by certain UST owners. Establishes deadlines for Indiana department of environmental management (IDEM) action on various permit applications with respect to certain solid waste processing facilities. Requires IDEM to enter into contracts with local air pollution agencies to carry out an air pollution program for IDEM. Extends the powers granted to Marion County to establish a local air pollution permit program to counties, cities, and towns outside Marion County. Authorizes a local permit program to comply with more restrictive local ordinances to further the expressed purposes of air pollution control laws. Allows a city or town to regulate the introduction of any substance or odor into the air or any generation of sound within four miles outside its corporate boundaries. Allows IDEM to establish a drinking water apprenticeship program. Allows suspension or revocation of a drinking water or wastewater operator certification if another state has decertified or taken similar action against the operator. For purposes of wastewater management statutes, replaces the term "wastewater" with "septage".Provides that, beginning September 1, 2009, if a campground is billed for sewage service at a flat rate, the campground may instead elect to be billed for the sewage service by installing, at the campground's expense, a meter to measure the actual amount of sewage discharged by the campground into the district's sewers. Requires disclosure upon the sale of residential property of known methamphetamine contamination if the property has not been certified as decontaminated. Provides that an owner or agent is required to disclose knowledge of a psychologically or environmentally affected property in a real estate transaction if the property has been contaminated by methamphetamine and has not been certified as decontaminated. Authorizes a board of sanitation commission or a board of public works to: (1) provide financial assistance for the installation of certain sewage works in private dwellings; and (2) establish a user fee to pay for the financial assistance. Requires the environmental quality service council to study certain issues.
    Current Status:
     Returned to House of origin with Amendments
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