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Engrossed House Bill (S)

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New sewage treatment and disposal technology. Requires the state department of health (state department) to establish and maintain a technical review panel consisting of individuals with technical or scientific knowledge relating to onsite sewage systems. Requires the technical review panel to decide whether "technology new to Indiana" (TNI), which is sewage treatment or disposal methods, processes, or equipment that are not recognized in the administrative rules of the state department or the executive board of the state department, is approved for use in Indiana. Requires the technical review panel, in response to an application, to decide: (1) that the TNI New sewage treatment and disposal technology. Requires the state department of health (state department) to establish and maintain a technical review panel consisting of individuals with technical or scientific knowledge relating to onsite sewage systems. Requires the technical review panel to decide whether "technology new to Indiana" (TNI), which is sewage treatment or disposal methods, processes, or equipment that are not recognized in the administrative rules of the state department or the executive board of the state department, is approved for use in Indiana. Requires the technical review panel, in response to an application, to decide: (1) that the TNI is approved for use in Indiana; (2) that the TNI is approved for use in Indiana with certain conditions; (3) that the TNI is approved for use in Indiana on a project-by-project basis; or (4) that the TNI is not approved for use in Indiana. Requires the technical review panel to approve TNI for use in Indiana if: (1) the TNI has been certified as meeting the ANSI/NSF 40 Standard; (2) a proposed Indiana design and installation manual for the TNI is submitted with the permit application; and (3) the technical review panel certifies that the proposed Indiana design and installation manual meets the vertical and horizontal separation, sizing, and soil loading criteria of the state department. Requires the technical review panel to inform an applicant of the technical review panel's initial or final decision on a complete application not more than 90 days after receiving the application. Provides that, in the case of a tie vote, the technical review panel shall request more information from the applicant, review any new information provided by the applicant, and vote again on the application not more than thirty (30) days after receiving the information. ... View more