Senate File 385 - Introduced SENATE FILE 385 BY CHAPMAN A BILL FOR An Act relating to maintenance of septic systems using peat or 1 cocopeat biofilters. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 2676XS (2) 88 js/tm
S.F. 385 Section 1. Section 455B.173, subsection 3, Code 2019, is 1 amended by adding the following new paragraph: 2 NEW PARAGRAPH . c. Rules shall not be adopted that require 3 an owner of a secondary biofilter system that uses peat moss 4 or cocopeat to enter into a maintenance contract. However, a 5 person who owns a secondary biofilter system that uses peat 6 moss or cocopeat shall have their system inspected and, if 7 necessary, have maintenance performed by a certified technician 8 at least once every five years. 9 EXPLANATION 10 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 11 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 12 This bill relates to rules related to the maintenance of 13 septic systems. 14 Current law requires the environmental protection commission 15 to establish rules relating to the maintenance of disposal 16 systems. The bill prohibits the commission from adopting rules 17 that require an owner of a secondary biofilter system that 18 uses peat moss or cocopeat from entering into a maintenance 19 contract. However, the bill requires an owner of a peat moss 20 biofilter system or a cocopeat biofilter system to have the 21 system inspected and, if necessary, have maintenance performed 22 by a certified technician at least once every five years. 23 -1- LSB 2676XS (2) 88 js/tm 1/ 1