Session of 2000
By Committee on Ways and Means

  9             AN  ACT concerning the equus beds region; prohibiting issuance of cer-
10             tain permits for confined feeding facilities for swine, water supply sys-
11             tems, waste water treatment facilities and public water supply systems.
13       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14             Section  1. (a) As used in this section:
15             (1) ``Swine facility,'' ``swine waste retention lagoon or pond'' and ``per-
16       mit'' have the meanings provided by K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 65-1,178, and
17       amendments thereto.
18             (2) ``Water supply system'' and ``waste water treatment facility'' have
19       the meanings provided in K.S.A. 65-4501 and 65-164 et seq., and amend-
20       ments thereto.
21             (3) ``Public water supply system'' has the meaning provided in K.S.A.
22       65-162a, and amendments thereto.
23             (4) ``Discharge,'' ``indirect discharge'' and ``direct discharge'' have the
24       meanings provided in K.S.A. 65-161, and amendments thereto.
25             (5) ``Site specific standards'' means standards applicable to a specific
26       location and developed for the protection of the groundwater at that
27       location.
28             (6) ``Confined feeding facility'' has the meaning provided in K.S.A.
29       65-171d, and amendments thereto.
30             (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, on and after the ef-
31       fective date of this act and before July 1, 2001, the secretary of health
32       and environment and the cities and counties in the equus bed region shall
33       not issue any new permit for a confined feeding facility, swine facility, a
34       waste water treatment facility, a water supply system, a public water sup-
35       ply system or any other facility, system or lagoon that discharges sewage,
36       either directly or indirectly, within the equus beds region of the state.
37             (c) The secretary of health and environment, or any city or county,
38       shall process all registrations or applications for new permits that were
39       received by January 1, 2000.
40             (d) This act shall not apply to any applications that are for the purpose
41       of renewing an existing facility or system permit as long as the renewal
42       permit does not include a request for an expansion of the existing facility
43       or system.


  1        Sec.  2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
  2       publication in the Kansas register.