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SB-740 Onsite treated water.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/24/2017 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Senate  March 23, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 740


Introduced by Senator Wiener

February 17, 2017


An act to add Article 8 (commencing with Section 13558) to Chapter 7 of Division 7 of the Water Code, relating to water quality.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 740, as amended, Wiener. Onsite treated water.
Existing law requires the State Water Resources Control Board to establish uniform statewide recycling criteria for each varying type of use of recycled water where the use involves the protection of public health.
This bill would would, on or before December 1, 2018, require the state board, in consultation with other state agencies, to adopt regulations, as specified, for a comprehensive risk-based framework to assist local jurisdictions in developing a program for the oversight and management of programs for onsite treatment of water for nonpotable use. The bill would require the regulations framework to be flexible to adapt to new water sources, end uses, and advances in approaches and methodologies to estimate the risk of onsite water treatment to public health. The bill would specify that a local jurisdiction is not required to adopt the practices set forth in the framework.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Article 8 (commencing with Section 13558) is added to Chapter 7 of Division 7 of the Water Code, to read:
Article  8. Onsite Treated Nonpotable Water System Guidelines

13558.
 (a) The (1) On or before December 1, 2018, the state board, in consultation with other state agencies agencies, including, but not limited to, the State Department of Public Health and the California Building Standards Commission, shall adopt regulations for a comprehensive risk-based framework to assist local jurisdictions, including, but not limited to, a city, county, or special district, in developing a program for the oversight and management of programs that will be protective of public health for onsite treatment of water for nonpotable use. The regulations framework shall address, but are is not limited to, all of the following:

(1)

(A) Types of water sources. sources, including graywater, rainwater, stormwater, blackwater, condensate, and foundation drainage.

(2)

(B) Performance-based log reduction targets for the treatment of pathogens, categorized by water source.

(3)

(C) Authorized end uses for treated water sources.

(4)

(D) Management and monitoring practices.

(5)

(E) Permitting and reporting practices.
(2) The framework shall not address untreated graywater systems that are used exclusively for subsurface irrigation, which are regulated by Chapter 16 (commencing with Section 1601.0) of the California Plumbing Code (Part 5 of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations).
(b) The regulations framework established pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be flexible to adapt to new water sources, end uses, and advances in approaches and methodologies to estimate the risk, if any, of onsite water treatment to public health.
(c) A local jurisdiction is not required to adopt the practices set forth in the framework adopted pursuant to subdivision (a).