SB 413 Requires septage pumpers to register with the Department of Natural Resources
Sponsor: Goodman
LR Number: 1795S.01I Fiscal Note: 1795-01
Committee: Agriculture, Conservation, Parks & Natural Resources
Last Action: 4/3/2007 - Hearing Conducted S Agriculture, Conservation, Parks & Natural Resources Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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SB 413 - This act requires septage pumpers to register with the Department of Natural Resources. The act lists the information to be required on the registration form. Registrants shall pay a fee as determined by the Department, which shall be an amount sufficient to cover the cost of processing the registrations.

Registrations are good for four years, and can be renewed by submitting a renewal fee to the Department.

Septage pumpers shall maintain a record of all pumping sites, and such records shall be made available upon request to the Departments of Natural Resources and Health and Senior Services, or any county health department. The act lists required information to be kept in the record.

Beginning June 1, 2008, the Department of Natural Resources shall provide an updated list of registered septage pumpers to all county health departments.

The Department of Natural Resources is given authority to promulgate rules to administer this act.

The act protects publicly owned wastewater treatment works from fines or penalties associated with exceeding the limits of a Department-issued water pollution permit, if such excessive discharge was caused by acceptance of septage from a registered septage pumper.

This act is similar to HB 828 (2007).

ERIKA JAQUES