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Farm Team Action 4/10/09

AB 268 Stops Required Inspections For Septic Systems

Legislation to be Heard in Committee April 14
Urge your Assembly Member to support AB 268 (Gaines, R-Roseville), which would repeal the statute requiring the State Water Resources Control Board to develop regulations affecting all on-site septic systems in California.

Landowners and Farm Team members like you took action earlier this year to voice opposition to the proposed regulations that required, at minimum, property owners with existing systems to:

  • Inspect septic tanks ($325 estimated cost) every five years
  • Sample & analyze groundwater of on-site domestic wells every five years
  • Retrofit tanks if found to be causing pollution ($45,000 estimated cost)

While the SWRCB is currently rewriting the regulations, Assembly Member Gaines took an additional step and authored AB 268 to repeal the one-size-fits all measure.

Your help is needed again - tell your Assembly Member how the costly regulations will impact your family or business today! The bill will be heard in the Assembly Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials Committee on April 14.

Please note - This action request is focused on those who are represented by a member of the Assembly Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials Committee.

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