Senate File 2251 - Reprinted SENATE FILE 2251 BY COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE (SUCCESSOR TO SF 2135) (As Amended and Passed by the Senate March 1, 2016 ) A BILL FOR An Act providing for the regulation of anhydrous ammonia and 1 including effective date provisions. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 SF 2251 (3) 86 da/nh/jh
S.F. 2251 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 200.20A Anhydrous ammonia 1 containers. 2 1. As used in this section, unless the context otherwise 3 requires: 4 a. (1) “Container” means a tank used for transporting or 5 storing anhydrous ammonia. 6 (2) “Container” does not include a pressure vessel having 7 one thousand pounds of water capacity or less, if constructed 8 in accordance with specifications for cylinders and authorized 9 for transportation by the United States department of 10 transportation under 49 C.F.R. pts. 100-180. 11 b. “Nurse tank” means a container having a capacity of 12 three thousand gallons or less, if the container is used for 13 transporting anhydrous ammonia containing two-tenths of one 14 percent water and the anhydrous ammonia is exclusively used for 15 application on land for agricultural purposes. 16 2. On and after June 1, 2017, a nurse tank shall not be 17 manufactured in this state, and shall not be imported for 18 use in this state, unless a full postweld heat treatment 19 manufacturing method has been used. 20 3. The department of agriculture and land stewardship shall 21 adopt rules required to implement, administer, and enforce this 22 section. 23 Sec. 2. IOWA ANHYDROUS AMMONIA TASK FORCE. 24 1. An anhydrous ammonia task force is created within the 25 department of agriculture and land stewardship. The task force 26 shall study the development and implementation of solutions 27 related to the use and regulation of anhydrous ammonia and 28 associated innovations related to nutrient management. 29 2. The task force shall be composed of members appointed 30 by the secretary of agriculture from interested stakeholders, 31 including but not limited to persons engaged in the business of 32 storing, transporting, or applying anhydrous ammonia on crop 33 fields. The secretary of agriculture shall chair the task 34 force as a nonvoting member. 35 -1- SF 2251 (3) 86 da/nh/jh 1/ 2
S.F. 2251 3. Members of the task force shall not receive a per diem, 1 shall not be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses while 2 in attendance at any meeting, and shall not be reimbursed for 3 travel expenses. 4 4. a. The task force shall submit a report regarding its 5 findings, recommendations, and any proposed legislation to the 6 governor and the general assembly not later than January 13, 7 2017. 8 b. The task force is abolished on January 31, 2017. 9 Sec. 3. EFFECTIVE UPON ENACTMENT. The section of this 10 Act creating an anhydrous ammonia task force, being deemed of 11 immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment. 12 -2- SF 2251 (3) 86 da/nh/jh 2/ 2