View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 4027

Senator CORBIN proposed the following amendment (4027R001.SP.TDC):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, on page 2, at line 14, by adding an appropriately numbered new SECTION to read:

/ SECTION_. A. Act 745 of 1967, as last amended by Act 284 of 2018, is amended by adding a new section to read:

" Section 2.9. (A) Notwithstanding another provision of law, Renewable Water Resources (ReWa), formerly the Western Carolina Regional Sewer Authority, shall place all real property acquired south of Highway 414 near the North Greenville University Campus in a conservation easement that shall be managed by Upstate Forever or a similar independent entity capable of managing and preserving the property. ReWa shall annually donate to the entity managing the property seventy-five thousand dollars for a period of five years to cover administrative costs and to fund programs dedicated to preserving the rural nature, environmental integrity, and sustainability of the Tigerville community. Any documents related to the conservation easement shall be publicly recorded and considered public documents for the purposes of complying with the Freedom of Information Act.

(B) ReWa is permitted to reserve no more than a fifty foot easement and eight or fewer acres from the same property identified in subsection (A) for the installation of a new treatment facility to service the Cherokee Valley neighborhood and North Greenville University, provided that the treatment facility shall not be larger than a three hundred thousand gallon per day capacity facility. This treatment facility shall be designed and operated by utilizing the latest technology and best wastewater treatment practices and shall comply with all applicable state and federal regulations. ReWa shall be responsible for all costs related to the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the water treatment facility.

(C) With the exception of North Greenville University and the Cherokee Valley neighborhood, ReWa is prohibited from serving the Tigerville area. "

B.Act 745 of 1967, as last amended by Act 284 of 2018, is amended by adding an appropriately numbered new section to read:

" Section __.The operational records of all ReWa facilities shall be available through a Freedom of Information request to ReWa or the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. " /