SB 1006 Modifies and creates provisions pertaining to water quality
Sponsor: Schaefer
LR Number: 4862S.03I Fiscal Note: 4862-03N.ORG
Committee: Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment
Last Action: 3/30/2010 - Hearing Conducted S Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2010

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SB 1006 - The act modifies provisions relating to water quality.

SECTION 341.230 - Plumbing Code

By August 28, 2013, counties that contain any portion of a water body that runs through or borders a state park or national park must adopt a plumbing code. The code must be at least as stringent as a nationally recognized plumbing code. Agricultural buildings are exempt from having to comply with the plumbing code.

SECTION 640.011 - Transparency Policy

The Department of Natural Resources must carry out its duties with full transparency to the public and the public must be able to access any of the department's data in a timely fashion. The department must take a broad interpretation of the Missouri Sunshine Law and must respond accordingly to any request for information, regardless of the format in which the request is made.

SECTION 640.085 - Environmental Services Program

The Environmental Services Program currently under the Department of Natural Resources is transferred to the Department of Health and Senior Services, with the transfer to be complete as of June 30, 2012.

SECTION 640.100 - Public Drinking Water Laboratory Tests

Under current law, public water suppliers may request the Department of Natural Resources or the Department of Health and Senior Services to run lab tests of their water samples. The act removes the Department of Natural Resources from this provision. Additionally, current law requires analysis of drinking water samples to be conducted by the Department of Health and Senior Services laboratories, the Department of Natural Resources' laboratories, or other labs certified by the Department of Natural Resources. The act removes the Department of Natural Resources' laboratories and other labs certified by the department from the provision.

SECTION 640.128 - Notification of Public Health Risk

The Department of Natural Resources must immediately notify the local public health authority and the Department of Health and Senior Services if it receives water quality test results voluntarily submitted by a permitted entity that indicate a risk to public health.

SECTION 701.033 - Private Septic Systems

The act allows the Department of Health and Senior Services to provide technical assistance, guidance, and oversight to local authorities that administer and enforce individual on-site sewage disposal system standards. The Department may provide such assistance at the request of the local government or in any case where the Department determines that its intervention is necessary to prevent a violation of state law.

This act is similar to provisions in SS/SCS/HB 2109 (2010).

ERIKA JAQUES