Senate File 2267 - Introduced



                                       SENATE FILE       
                                       BY  COMMITTEE ON NATURAL
                                           RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT

                                       (SUCCESSOR TO SF 2202)


    Passed Senate, Date               Passed House,  Date             
    Vote:  Ayes        Nays           Vote:  Ayes        Nays         
                 Approved                            

                                      A BILL FOR

  1 An Act relating to rules for discharging wastewater from water
  2    well drilling sites.
  3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
  4 TLSB 6093SV 82
  5 tw/nh/5

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  1  1    Section 1.  NEW SECTION.  455B.198  WASTEWATER DISCHARGE
  1  2 FROM WELL DRILLING SITES == RULES.
  1  3    1.  The commission shall adopt rules to regulate the
  1  4 discharge of wastewater from water well drilling sites.  The
  1  5 rules shall incorporate the following considerations:
  1  6    a.  The size of the well as measured by the flow of water
  1  7 in gallons per minute.
  1  8    b.  The best management practices to address wastewater
  1  9 discharge.
  1 10    c.  Requirements for notification to the department prior
  1 11 to the commencement of drilling operations.
  1 12    d.  Requirements for retention of records for a well.
  1 13    e.  Reasonable and appropriate limitations on wastewater
  1 14 discharge that take into consideration the need for the well
  1 15 and the need to protect the environment.
  1 16    2.  The commission shall have the authority in the rules to
  1 17 provide for the issuance of a general permit and to establish
  1 18 fees sufficient to recover the costs of issuing the general
  1 19 permits.
  1 20    3.  The commission shall convene an advisory committee that
  1 21 includes representatives of the Iowa water well association to
  1 22 assist in the development of the rules.
  1 23    4.  The rules shall be adopted no later than July 31, 2009.
  1 24                           EXPLANATION
  1 25    This bill relates to water well drilling.
  1 26    The bill directs the environmental protection commission to
  1 27 develop rules for water well drilling and requires the rules
  1 28 to incorporate the following considerations:  the size of the
  1 29 well as measured by the flow of water in gallons per minute,
  1 30 the best management practices for reducing the level of
  1 31 wastewater discharge, requirements for notification to the
  1 32 department prior to the commencement of drilling operations,
  1 33 requirements for retention of records for a well, and
  1 34 reasonable and appropriate limitations on wastewater discharge
  1 35 that take into consideration the need for the well against the
  2  1 need to protect the environment.
  2  2    The bill directs the commission to convene an advisory
  2  3 committee of representatives from the Iowa water well
  2  4 association to assist in the development of the rules.
  2  5    The bill provides that the rules be adopted no later than
  2  6 July 31, 2009.
  2  7 LSB 6093SV 82
  2  8 tw/nh/5