Bill Summary for S 372 (2021)

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Jun 9 2022

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View NCGA Bill Details2021
Senate Bill 372 (Public) Filed Monday, March 29, 2021
AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING LICENSES, WASTEWATER, SEDIMENTATION, AND BUILDING CODE LAWS.
Intro. by McInnis, Jarvis, Galey.

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House amendments to the 3rd edition make the following changes.

Amendment #1 makes the following changes.

Section 2

Clarifies that 15A NCAC 18E .0101 through .1713, adopted by the NC Commission for Public Health on August 4, 2021, and approved by the Rules Review Commission on September 16, 2021, are effective on January 1, 2024 (was, do not become effective until January 1, 2024). Adds to the provision concerning 15A NCAC 1A .1934 through .1971 to provide that it refers to those rules as they were repealed by the North Carolina Commission for Public Health on August 4, 2021, and approved by the Rules Review Commission on September 16, 2021. Adds that they remain in effect until the 15A NCAC 18E rules referenced above become effective. 

Section 4

Amends proposed GS 130A-335(a8) as follows. Clarifies that the provision applies to the Department's authorized agents (was, Department's agents). Expands upon the immunity to include (1) discharging and releasing the Department, the Department's authorized agents, and the local health departments from liabilities, duties, and responsibilities imposed by statute or in common law from any claims arising out of or attributed to evaluations, submittals, or actions from a licensed soil scientist or licensed geologist and (2) discharging and releasing the Department, the Department's authorized agents, and the local health departments, from liabilities, duties, and responsibilities imposed by statute or in common law from any claims arising out of or attributed to plans, evaluations, preconstruction conference findings, submittals, or actions from a licensed engineer or a person certified as an Authorized On-Site Wastewater Evaluator.

Section 6

Amends proposed GS 87-97(e2) by amending the conditions under which the local health department must not conduct a grouting inspection to also include when the well contractor gives verbal notice, in the alternative to written or electronic notice, of intent to grout to the local health department before 9:00 am on the date of grouting. Makes conforming changes.

Amendment #2 makes the following changes.

Section 5

Amends proposed GS 130A-335(a7) to replace the in-person preconstruction conference requirements with the requirement that the wastewater system contractor notify the local health department, or professional engineer or Authorized On-Site Wastewater Evaluator, before starting construction on the proposed wastewater system by telephone or electronic means. Specifies that the local health department, professional engineer, or Authorized On-Site Wastewater Evaluator retains the ability to delay construction until determination of site conditions. 

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