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S.F. No. 1432 - Pollution Control Agency Policy Change Recommendations (First Engrossment)
Author: Senator John Marty
Prepared By: Carlon D. Fontaine, Senate Counsel (651/296-4395)
Date: March 13, 2015


Section 1 modifies public entity purchasing requirements.

Section 2 adds a definition for “building sewer connected to a subsurface treatment system.”

Section 3 increases the corporate surety bond amount necessary to obtain a license to install or service a subsurface treatment system from $10,000 to $25,000.

Section 4 requires a local unit of government to submit a list of all licensed collectors of municipal solid waste to the agency. Prohibits a person from collecting recyclable materials without a license issued by a local unit of government or without registering with the agency. Specifies reporting requirements for collectors and charges the agency with developing uniform reporting forms in consultation with stakeholders.

Section 5 allows the cost of installing a mitigation system at the principal residence of a claimant to be reimbursed from the remediation fund, up to $25,000, if recommended by the agency to protect residents from vapor intrusion resulting from release of a harmful substance.

Section 6 modifies the point source implementation grants program administered by the Public Facilities Authority to allow water infrastructure projects to be eligible for funding.

Section 7 allows the Pollution Control Agency to rank drinking water infrastructure projects on its priority list for purposes of the point source implementation grant program.

Section 8 makes a technical change.

Section 9 requires the Pollution Control Agency to adopt rules to conform with the changes to the subsurface sewage treatment system (SSTS) program requirements and to streamline SSTS license application and renewal process to allow licensed SSTS businesses to meet SSTS and plumbing license requirements pertaining to surety bonds and allow SSTS installers to work on building sewers.


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