Senate Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Sewage and waste management districts. Provides that the county executive of a county in which a regional sewage district was formed in response to an agreed order entered into after August 31, 2005, may elect to transform the regional sewage district into a county onsite waste management district. Establishes a procedure under which the regional sewage district may be transformed into a county onsite waste management district if the county executive decides to make that transformation. Provides that the primary purpose of the county onsite waste management district, if formed, will be resolving the environmental problems described in the agreed Sewage and waste management districts. Provides that the county executive of a county in which a regional sewage district was formed in response to an agreed order entered into after August 31, 2005, may elect to transform the regional sewage district into a county onsite waste management district. Establishes a procedure under which the regional sewage district may be transformed into a county onsite waste management district if the county executive decides to make that transformation. Provides that the primary purpose of the county onsite waste management district, if formed, will be resolving the environmental problems described in the agreed order. Amends the Indiana Code section under which point source discharges of treated sewage from an onsite residential sewage system are allowed if certain conditions are met to make that Indiana Code section apply to the county in which the regional sewage district was formed in response to an agreed order if the county executive of the county elects to transform the regional sewage district into an onsite waste management district. (That Indiana Code section presently applies only to Allen County.) Amends an Indiana Code provision prohibiting a regional sewage district from requiring a homeowner to connect to the district sewer system if the homeowner's property exceeds a certain area so that, in the county in which the regional sewage district was formed in response to an agreed order, the prohibition against requiring a homeowner to connect applies if the area of the homeowner's property is at least one-half acre. ... View more