Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 286
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/09/2019           .                                

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and
       General Government (Albritton) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 72 - 111
    4  and insert:
    6         (a)The department shall adopt rules to administer the
    7  program, including, at a minimum, the certification standards
    8  for the program as provided in paragraph (b) and the violation
    9  provisions as provided in paragraph (d), and shall review and
   10  approve public and private domestic wastewater utilities that
   11  apply for certification or renewal under the program and that
   12  demonstrate maintenance of program certification pursuant to
   13  paragraph (c) based upon the certification standards.
   14         (b)A utility must provide, at a minimum, reasonable
   15  documentation of the following certification standards in order
   16  to be certified under the program:
   17         1.The implementation of periodic collection system and
   18  pump station structural condition assessments and the
   19  performance of as-needed maintenance and replacements.
   20         2.The rate of reinvestment determined necessary by the
   21  utility to fully implement its collection system and pump
   22  station structural condition assessment and maintenance and
   23  replacement program.
   24         3.The implementation of a program designed to limit the
   25  presence of fats, roots, oils, and grease in the collection
   26  system.
   27         4.If the applicant is a public utility, a local law or
   28  building code requiring the private pump stations and lateral
   29  lines connecting to the public system to be free of:
   30         a.Cracks, holes, missing parts, or similar defects; and
   31         b.Direct stormwater connections that allow the direct
   32  inflow of stormwater into the private system and the public
   33  domestic wastewater collection system.
   34         5.A power outage contingency plan that addresses
   35  mitigation of the impacts of power outages on the utility’s
   36  collection system and pump stations.
   37         6.An infiltration and inflow reduction plan to minimize
   38  infiltration and inflow throughout the utility’s collection
   39  system.
   40         (c)1.Program certifications shall expire after 5 years. A
   41  utility shall document its implementation of the program on an
   42  annual basis with the department and must demonstrate that the
   43  utility meets all program standards or the department shall
   44  revoke the utility’s program certification.
   45         2.The approval of an application for renewal certification
   46  must be based on the utility demonstrating maintenance of
   47  program standards. A utility applying for renewal certification
   48  must demonstrate maintenance of program standards and progress
   49  in implementing the program or the department may not approve
   50  the application.
   51         3.The department may determine that a utility is not
   52  meeting or maintaining program standards and may revoke the
   53  utility’s program certification if the utility experiences
   54  sanitary sewer overflows due to factors under the control of the
   55  utility or if the utility violates any permit condition or any
   56  applicable department rule or law.
   57         (d)A utility that submits information or documentation to
   58  the department pursuant to this section is subject to s.
   59  403.161(1)(c). The department shall revoke the program
   60  certification of a utility that knowingly submits false or
   61  inaccurate information or documentation in an application for
   62  certification under the program.
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   65  And the title is amended as follows:
   66         Delete line 12
   67  and insert:
   68         expiration and renewal; requiring the department to
   69         revoke a utility’s program certification under certain
   70         circumstances; providing for penalties for violations;
   71         requiring the department to