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Introduced Version House Bill 2504 History

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HEADING, BILL
H. B.2504


(By Delegates Staton, Browning, DeLong,

Ennis, Swartzmiller, Varner and G. White.)



[Introduced February 18, 2005; Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.]



A BILL to amend the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §22-15-23, relating to water treatment plant solids generally; and requiring promulgation of legislative rules to encourage beneficial use of water treatment plant solids.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §22-15-23, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 15. SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT.

§22-15-23. Water treatment plant solids.

(a) Water treatment plant solids generated through the filtration of river water to supply water for human consumption which is determined by the secretary to have beneficial properties may be beneficially used in accordance with requirements determined necessary by the secretary to protect human health and the environment. Persons seeking to beneficially use water treatment plant solids shall meet the requirements of this article and the rules promulgated under this article.
(b) In order to enhance the resource recovery and recycling goals of this article and to encourage the beneficial use of water treatment plant solids, the secretary shall propose for promulgation of legislative rules to effectuate the purposes of this section in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code. The secretary shall, at a minimum, include the following in the proposed rules:
(1) A mechanism to determine beneficial use characteristics of water treatment plant solids;
(2) A method to determine pollutant content of water treatment plant solids proposed for beneficial use;
(3) A method to determine that the beneficial properties of the water treatment plant solids are derived from the raw material rather than additives;
(4) Buffer zones or other criteria necessary to adequately protect ground and surface water;
(5) Necessary restrictions of pollutant levels in the water treatment plant solids;
(6) Analytical methods and storage requirements for water treatment plant solids;
(7) Permit requirements; and
(8) Appropriate fees.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to
require promulgation of emergency and legislative rules to encourage the beneficial use of water treatment plant solids.

This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.

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