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

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Date Published: 04/26/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  April 26, 2017
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, on or before December 1, 2018, require the state board, in consultation with other state agencies, to adopt regulations, as specified, for a consistent with federal and state law in effect on January 1, 2018, to provide comprehensive risk-based framework to assist standards for local jurisdictions in developing oversight and management programs jurisdictions permitting programs for onsite treatment recycling of water in multifamily residential, commercial, and mixed-use buildings for nonpotable use. The bill would require the 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. regulations to address specified issues and practices relating to the management, monitoring, and treatment of recycled water for nonpotable use. The bill would specify require that a local jurisdiction is not required to adopt the practices set forth in the framework. comply with those regulations if the local jurisdiction allows the onsite recycling of water and subsequent uses of that recycled water.
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 Nonpotable Water System Guidelines Recycling

13558.
 (a) (1) On or before December 1, 2018, the state board, in consultation with other state agencies, including, but not limited to, the State Department of Public Health and the California Building Standards Commission, shall adopt regulations regulations, consistent with federal and state law in effect on January 1, 2018, to provide for a comprehensive risk-based framework to assist standards for local jurisdictions, jurisdiction, including, but not limited to, a city, county, or special district, in developing oversight and management programs that will be protective of public health district, permitting programs for onsite treatment recycling of water in multifamily residential, commercial, and mixed-use buildings for nonpotable use. The framework regulations shall address, but is not limited to, address at least all of the following:
(A) Types of water sources, including graywater, rainwater, stormwater, blackwater, condensate, and foundation drainage.
(B) Treatment requirements for each source or combination of sources.

(B)

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

(C)

(D) Authorized end uses for treated water sources.

(D)

(E) Management and monitoring practices. requirements.

(E)

(F) Permitting and reporting practices. requirements.
(2) The framework regulations 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 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)

(b) A local jurisdiction is not required to adopt the practices set forth in the framework shall comply with the regulations adopted pursuant to subdivision (a). (a) if the local jurisdiction allows the onsite recycling of water and subsequent uses of that recycled water.