Bill Summary for H 396 (2013-2014)

Summary date: 

Apr 4 2013
S.L. 2013-122

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 396 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 20, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ENACT THE PRIVATE WELL WATER EDUCATION ACT AT THE REQUEST OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Intro. by Catlin, Moffitt, Millis, Hollo.

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House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.

Amends GS 87-97(i), providing that the rules adopted by the Commission in regards to the sampling and testing of well water and the reporting of test results also require local health departments to educate private citizens who contact local health departments regarding the testing of an existing well (previous edition only required the local health departments to educate those citizens who were receiving new private drinking water wells). Makes clarifying changes.

Amends GS 87-97(j), requiring that the local health department must include with any test results provided to the owners of private drinking water wells (previously, newly constructed private drinking water wells), information regarding the scope of the required and optional testing as established by the rules adopted pursuant to subsection (i) of this section.

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