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House Journal: Page 670: Thursday, March 12, 1998

18     2.  A local board of health which is a party to a
19   contract with the department shall designate
20   environmental health specialists who shall monitor
21   confinement feeding operations and the application of
22   manure on land within the board's jurisdiction,
23   according to procedures consistent with departmental
24   requirements.  In conducting monitoring operations,
25   the environmental health specialists shall do all of
26   the following:
27     a.  Ensure compliance with manure management plans
28   as provided in section 455B.203.
29     b.  Inspect unformed manure storage structures.  An
30   inspection shall include a visual determination
31   regarding a structure's freeboard level, seepage of
32   manure from the structure, erosion, adequate
33   vegetation cover, and the presence of an opening
34   allowing manure to drain from the structure.
35     c.  Test drinking water wells which may be
36   contaminated by animal feeding operation structures.
37     3.  An environmental health specialist shall be
38   deemed to be an agent of the department for the
39   purpose of carrying out duties under a contract,
40   including the inspection of premises.  An
41   environmental health specialist shall have the same
42   authority under this chapter provided to the
43   department, unless the contract specifies otherwise.
44   In order to conduct monitoring, the environmental
45   health specialist must comply with standard
46   biosecurity requirements customarily required by the
47   confinement feeding operation."
48     2.  By renumbering as necessary.
Rants of Woodbury in the chair at 8:30 p.m.
A non-record roll call was requested.
The ayes were 39, nays 47.
Amendment H-8342 lost.
Scherrman of Dubuque offered the following amendment H-8248
filed by him and moved its adoption:


 1     Amend House File 2494 as follows:
 2     1.  Page 35, line 27, by striking the word
 3   "earthen" and inserting the following:  "unformed".
 4     2.  Page 35, line 28, by striking the word "basin"
 5   and inserting the following:  "structure".
Roll call was requested by Meyer of Sac and Brunkhorst of Bremer.

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