Bill Summary for S 231 (2011-2012)

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Jun 8 2011

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View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
Senate Bill 231 (Public) Filed Monday, March 7, 2011
REQUIRING THE INTERCONNECTION OF PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS OR WASTEWATER SYSTEMS TO REGIONAL SYSTEMS WHEN NECESSARY TO PROMOTE PUBLIC HEALTH, PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT, AND ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH DRINKING WATER RULES AND TO REQUIRE THAT AN ANALYSIS OF REASONABLE ALTERNATIVES BE DONE BEFORE CONSTRUCTING OR ALTERING A PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM.
Intro. by Hartsell.

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Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Changes the scope of the requirement that public water or wastewater systems be interconnected (when necessary to promote the public health, protect the environment, or to ensure compliance with drinking water rules) to specify that the interconnection requirement applies only to systems that are located within the same sub-basin as set out in GS 143-215.22G.
Makes technical changes to conform to revised scope of interconnection requirement.
Amends GS 130A-317(d) to add a new subdivision (6a) requiring an analysis, including a financial analysis, of the reasonable alternatives to the proposed construction or alteration of a public water system, and requires that the analysis indicate that the proposed construction or alteration is appropriate, as one of the conditions for Department of Environment and Natural Resources approval of a local program’s permitting approval process for construction or alteration to public water distribution systems.
Makes technical changes to conform to revised scope of interconnection requirement.
Amends GS 143-215.1(f) by adding a new subdivision (6a) imposing similar requirements provided in GS 130A-317(d) to Environmental Management Commission (EMC) approval of a local program’s permitting approval process for constructing or altering a sewer system (note: 1st edition included amendments to GS 143-215.1(f) in Section 5; amendments moved to Section 4).
Amends GS 143-215.1(b) to include as part of the permit approval requirement by the EMC for public and non-public wastewater treatment systems that the analysis of reasonable alternatives to the proposed new or expanded waste treatment system indicate that the proposed new or expanded system is appropriate (note: 1st edition included amendments to GS 143-215.1(b) in Section 4; amendments moved to Section 5).
Deletes limitation on agency temporary rule-making authority under GS Chapter 150B to enable the Commission for Health Services and Environmental Management Commission to adopt rules implementing applicable provisions by October 1, 2011, as required.
Makes other technical and conforming changes. Makes conforming changes to the bill title.

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