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SB 0269 - Compliance with Water Pollution Rules
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Tracking Level: Support
Sponsor: Jeffares,Rick 17th
Last Action: 2/3/2012 - Senate Read Second Time
State Code Titles: 12
Senate Committee: NR&E
Assigned To:
Sewer/SeptageNext Bill
Water QualityNext Bill

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This bill revises procedures for local governments to come into compliance with EPD water/wastewater pollution rules; making it clear that the EPD Director may notify the violator in writing of the opportunity to perform voluntary remedial action via consent order and authorizing the Director to require a bond or letter of credit to ensure compliance instead of a traditional fine. If a consent order to comply is violated, the local government may have its bond or letter of credit forfeited with that money being deposited into a new fund at the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority to help pay for these compliance projects.


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