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699Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution JRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20010522Primary Sponsor: Medical Affairs Committee SMA 13All Sponsors: Medical Affairs CommitteeDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\nbd\11776ac01.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Com 20 HANRSubject: Regulation No. 2616, Health and Environmental Control Department, Well standardsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20010529 Introduced, read first time, 20 HANR referred to Committee Senate 20010524 Read third time, sent to House Senate 20010523 Read second time Senate 20010522 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference Versions of This Bill Revised on May 22, 2001 - Word format
May 22, 2001
S. Printed 5/22/01--S.
Read the first time May 22, 2001.
TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, RELATING TO WELL STANDARDS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 2616, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The regulations of the Department of Health and Environmental Control, relating to Well Standards, designated as Regulation Document Number 2616, and submitted to the General Assembly pursuant to the provisions of Article 1, Chapter 23, Title 1 of the 1976 Code, are approved.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
This amendment reformats and recodifies the existing regulation and incorporates recommendations made by an Advisory Committee which was organized to assist the Department in revising the regulations to bring them into conformance with current industry standards for well construction to better protect human health and the environment. Other changes include: allowing a high solids sodium bentonite grout as an option for grouting wells to allow better protection of the aquifer and homeowners' health, as well as reducing the potential for "slumping" of the grout once placed into the annular space; requiring a sanitary seal to keep insects and other contaminants from entering individual residential wells; the construction of bored wells is specifically addressed, which includes additional protective construction standards over current requirements; construction requirements for the relatively new "direct push" technology for the installation of environmental monitoring wells have been added; violations and penalties are more specific.
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