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MEMORANDUM

To: The Honorable H. Lee Moffitt
Speaker, House of Representatives

From: William E. Sadowskil4S
Chairman, Task Force on Water Issues

Re: Motions Adopted by the Speaker's Task Force
on Water Issues

Date: May 30, 1983



On May 20, 1983 the Task Force on Water Issues met in Talla-
hassee, Florida, Room 317 Capitol. Representative Chuck Smith
offered the following motion:

Mr. Chairman, I move that the Task Force on Water Issues
endorse the Conserve I and Conserve II projects as approved by
the Department of Environmental Regulation with the suggested
additions as proposed in the amendment to House Bill 540.

The motion carried by a voice vote of 11-3. A copy of
House Bill 540 and the proposed amendment is attached.

Commissioner Maggy Hurchalla offered the following motion:

Mr. Chairman, the Task Force on Water Issues feels that
legislation is needed to assure that state and regional plans
are funded and completed. Plans should include policies on land
use, water and sewer, environmental, and other state and regional
issues so that state and regional and local actions can be con-
sistant and fiscally responsible.

Without objection the motion passed.




WES:njd
cc: Members of the Task Force on Water Issues
Representative Ray Liberti
Representative Jon Mills


Attachment






Florida House of Representatives 1983 HB 540


By Representative C. F. Jones




1 A bill to be entitled

2 An act relating to drinking water; adding

3 subsection (7) to s. 403.859, Florida Statutes,

4 prohibiting the discharge of treated or

o 5 untreated wastes in solid, semisolid, or liquid

S6 form directly into the underground drinking
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7 water supply aquifers in the state; amending s.
044.
403.860(1), Florida Statutes, providing

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penalties and remedies, providing an effective

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>'12 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
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14 Section 1. Subsection (7) is added to section 403.859,

15 Florida Statutes, to read:

S16 403.859 Prohibited acts.--The following acts and the

17 causing thereof are prohibited and are violations of this act;

18 (7) The discharge of treated or untreated wastes in
19 solid, semisolid, or liquid form directly into the underground

20 drinking water supply aquifers in this state.

S21 Section 2. Subsection (1) of section 403.860, Florida

22 Statutes, is amended to read:

S23 403.860 Penalties and remedies.--
S24 (1) A fine, not to exceed $5,000 for each day in which

25 a violation occurs, may be imposed by a court of competent

6 jurisdiction on any person who violates s. 403.859 (1), (2),

27 (4), (5), or (6), or (7).

28 (2) A fine, not to exceed $5,000 for each day in which
29 such violation occurs or failure to comply continues, may be

30 imposed by a court of competent jurisdiction upon any person

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who violates, or fails or refuses to comply with, any order

issued by the department pursuant to this act.

(3) The department may initiate an administrative

proceeding to establish liability and require corrective

action. Such proceeding shall be instituted by the

department's serving a written notice of violation upon the

alleged violator by certified mail. The notice shall specify

the provision of law or rule of the department alleged to have

been violated and the facts alleged to constitute a violation

thereof. An order for corrective action may be included with

the notice. However, no order shall become effective until

after service and an administrative hearing, if requested

within 20 days after service. Failure to request an

administrative hearing within this time period shall

constitute a waiver thereof. A department order, entered

after a hearing pursuant to chapter 120 or a waiver thereof,

shall be final and constitute a final adjudication of the

matters alleged. Such order may require, in addition to

corrective action, that the violator pay the state for its

reasonable costs and expenses incurred in investigating the

violation and prosecuting the administrative proceeding.

(4) The department may institute a civil action in any

court of appropriate jurisdiction for injunctive relief to

prevent violation of any order, rule, or regulation issued

pursuant to this act, in addition to any other remedies

provided under this section.

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon becoming a

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HOUSE SUMMARY

Provides that the discharge of treated or untreated
wastes in solid, semisolid, or liquid form directly into
the underground drinking water supply aquifers of the
state shall be a violation of the "Florida Safe Drinking
Water Act" and shall subject violators to administrative
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Updated May 5, 1983
April 22, 1983

BILL ANALYSIS HB 540

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES


RE: Drinking water

SPONSOR: Representative C. F. Jones


Similar/Companion Bill: SB 576


Other Committees of Reference: Appropriations


I. SUMMARY AND PURPOSE

A. Present Situation

Under certain provisos of the Federal Safe Drinking Water
Act, the Department of Environmental Regulation is developing an
Underground Injection Control Program to satisfy the requirements
established by the Environmental Protection Agency and has
defined five different types of injection wells. Class V wells
inject or drain non-hazardous fluids into or above geologic
formations that contain underground sources of drinking water.
All permitting and inspection of Class V wells has been delegated
to the respective water management districts except in the South
Florida Water Management District. The Department of
Environmental Regulation presently permits all wells in that
region.

Additional permitting by the County Health Unit and the
Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services is required for
a Class V well intended to inject sewage or surface drainage into
underground waters of the state.

B. EFFECT OF PROPOSED CHANGES

Presently, as indicated in Part I, the discharge of sewage
or surface runoff is permitted in Florida into or above a
drinking water zone if approved by the Department of
Environmental Regulation, the water management district and the
Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services. This bill
would prohibit any injection or drainage by Class V vells into or
above underground drinking water formations.

II. FISCAL DATA

Local

There would be a significant negative fiscal impact on the
following counties: Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Hillsborough,
Polk, Orange, Pinellas, Suwannee, Leon and Brevard.

(Certain of the above counties are presently disposing of
sewage effluent by deep well injection; if the bill passes, they


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'COMtITTEE INFORMATION RECORD

Committee on nsr-al on-+ra
Date of meeting May 3, 1983
Time 8:00 A.M.
Place 413-C


FIN. ACTION:


VOTE:
:YEA I MBER NAY

X Rep. J. ALLEN

X Rep. T. ARMSTRON

X Rep. B. BRONSON

X Rep. T. BROWN

X Rep. F. BURRALL

EXC. Rep. S. CLEMENTS

X Rep. G. CRADY

X Rep. P. DUNBAR

X Re.D E. GORDON

X Rep. J. GRANT

X Rep. C. HANSON

X Ren. G. HODGES

X Rep. T. JAMERSON

X Rep. F. JONES

EXC.Re. J. LEWTS
!RD R


House of Representatives

Bill No. HB 540


-_ FAVORABLE
xx FAVORABLE WITH 2 AMENMETS
FAVORABLE WITH SUBSTITUTE
__UNFAVORABLE


lotal lotal
Yeas 18 Nays 0





COaITTEE APPEARANCE RECORD
The following persons (other than legislators) appeared before the committee
during the consideration of this bill:
Name Representing Address
Jay Landers City of Orlando Tallahassee, FL


Bob Haven


City of Orlando


J. S. Taylor

Charles Black

Howard Rhodes

Kermit Prime


American Water Works

self


Orlando, TL

Orlando, FL

Crystal River, FL


Tallahassee, FL


Boyle Engineering of
vUi.i nduU


Orlando, FL


NOTE: Please indicate by an "X" any State employee appearing at the
request of Committee Chairman.
(If additional persons, enter on reverse side and check here )
e 2 copies with Cerk


YEA -MMER NAY

EXC. Rep. R LRBERTT

EXC. O, TPPMN

EXC. ep. S. MITCHEL


X kep. T. MURPHY

EXC. Ren. D. PATCHETT

EXC. kep. B. PEEPIES

X ReR. C. SMITH

X Rep. T. TOBIASSEN

X Rep. E. WEINSTOCK

X Rep. J. MILLS_
X


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Committee Report HB 540
April 22, 1983


would have to employ alternatives. Other counties have a variety
of other Class V injection wells. Ninety percent of Florida's
Class V wells are in Dade County.)

III. COMMENTS

The following type of wells would be prohibited if the
bill passes:

(1) air conditioning return flow (heat pump)

(2) cesspools

(3) drainage wells

(4) dry injection wells

(5) aquifer recharge wells

(6) saltwater intrusion barrier wells

(7) mining wells

(8) geothermal wells

(9) storage wells

(10) subsidence wells

Statistics gathered in 1980 show 6,684 Class V wells in
Florida which would be immediately affected by this bill.

Additionally, certain surface percolation ponds that
intersect the water table could be interpreted to violate the
provisions of this bill.

IV. AMENDMENTS

This bill, as amended, prohibits the underground injection
by any Class V well of any sewage or industrial effluent into
any formation in the Floridan Aquifer containing water with
total dissolved solids of 500 milligrams per liter or less,
unless the effluent meets state and federal drinking water
standards. Originally, no sewage effluent of any quality
could be discharged into the underground drinking water supply.



PREPARED BY: Dick Wilhelm

STAFF DIRECTOR: Fred McCormack -









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Senate Action: Houe Action:


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Senate Action: House Action:

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