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       Florida Senate - 2010                                     SB 422
       
       
       
       By Senator Bullard
       
       
       
       
       39-00231-10                                            2010422__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to injection wells; amending s. 6, ch.
    3         99-395, Laws of Florida; providing exceptions to
    4         requirements of the Department of Environmental
    5         Protection regarding minimum casing for injection
    6         wells used by facilities that have a specified design
    7         capacity; providing requirements for an injection well
    8         used as a backup to a primary injection well;
    9         providing an effective date.
   10  
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12  
   13         Section 1. Subsection (7) of section 6 of chapter 99-395,
   14  Laws of Florida, is amended to read:
   15         Section 6. Sewage requirements in Monroe County.—
   16         (7) Class V injection wells, as defined by Department of
   17  Environmental Protection or Department of Health rule, shall
   18  meet the following requirements and shall otherwise comply with
   19  Department of Environmental Protection or Department of Health
   20  rules, as applicable:
   21         (a) If the design capacity of the facility is less than
   22  1,000,000 gallons per day, the injection well shall be at least
   23  90 feet deep and cased to a minimum depth of 60 feet or to such
   24  greater cased depth and total well depth as may be required by
   25  Department of Environmental Protection rule.
   26         (b) Except as provided in paragraph (c) for backup wells,
   27  if the design capacity of the facility is equal to or greater
   28  than 1,000,000 gallons per day, the injection well shall be
   29  cased to a minimum depth of 2,000 feet or to such greater depth
   30  as may be required by Department of Environmental Protection
   31  rule.
   32         (c)If the injection well is used as a backup to a primary
   33  injection well, the following conditions apply:
   34         1.The backup well may be used only when the primary
   35  injection well is out of service because of equipment failure,
   36  power failure, or the need for mechanical integrity testing or
   37  repair;
   38         2.The backup well may not be used for a total of more than
   39  500 hours during any 5-year period, unless specifically
   40  authorized in writing by the Department of Environmental
   41  Protection;
   42         3.The backup well shall be at least 90 feet deep and cased
   43  to a minimum depth of 60 feet, or to such greater cased depth
   44  and total well depth as may be required by rule of the
   45  Department of Environmental Protection; and
   46         4.Fluid injected into the backup well shall meet the
   47  requirements of subsections (5) and (6).
   48         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.

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