House File 470 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 470 BY MITCHELL A BILL FOR An Act relating to upgrading and expanding current lagoon-based 1 wastewater treatment systems. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 2375YH (2) 88 js/tm
H.F. 470 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 455B.199D Lagoon-based wastewater 1 treatment systems —— upgrades and expansion. 2 1. For purposes of this section, “municipality” means the 3 same as defined in section 455B.29. 4 2. The department shall provide a person offering 5 wastewater disposal or treatment services to a municipality or 6 other community currently served by a lagoon-based wastewater 7 treatment works with information regarding options to upgrade 8 or expand the existing lagoon-based wastewater treatment works 9 to meet discharge requirements. The information provided shall 10 include available advanced technologies including biological 11 treatment options. 12 3. The person offering wastewater disposal or treatment 13 services shall conduct an analysis of available options to meet 14 wastewater discharge requirements, including the construction 15 or installation of a new wastewater collection or treatment 16 facility, connection to an existing wastewater collection or 17 treatment facility outside the municipality or community, and 18 upgrading or expanding the existing wastewater collection or 19 treatment system. The analysis shall include an examination of 20 the feasibility and the cost of each option. 21 4. If upgrading or expanding the existing wastewater 22 treatment system is feasible and cost effective and will enable 23 the system to meet the discharge requirements, the department 24 shall provide for a necessary variance to regulation in the 25 same manner as provided in section 455B.199B to allow the 26 entity to implement such option. 27 EXPLANATION 28 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 29 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 30 This bill requires the department of natural resources to 31 provide information regarding options to upgrade the existing 32 treatment works to meet discharge requirements to a person 33 offering wastewater disposal or treatment services to a 34 municipality or community currently served by a lagoon-based 35 -1- LSB 2375YH (2) 88 js/tm 1/ 2
H.F. 470 wastewater treatment works. The information must include 1 available advanced technologies including biological treatment 2 options. The person shall conduct an analysis, including 3 feasibility and cost, of available options to meet the 4 discharge requirements. If upgrading or expanding the existing 5 system is feasible, cost effective, and will meet the discharge 6 requirements, the department shall provide for a necessary 7 variance to regulation in the same manner as provided in Code 8 section 455B.199B to allow the person to implement the option. 9 -2- LSB 2375YH (2) 88 js/tm 2/ 2