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  83R9690 JRR-F
 
  By: King of Zavala H.B. No. 2998
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the insurance requirement concerning a permit
  application for applying Class B sludge on a land application unit.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 361.121(n), Health and Safety Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (n)  The insurance requirements under Subsections (h)(2) and
  (3) do not apply to an applicant that is:
               (1)  a political subdivision; or
               (2)  a small business, as defined by Section 2006.001,
  Government Code, that owns the land application unit.
         SECTION 2.  Section 361.121(n), Health and Safety Code, as
  amended by this Act, applies only to an application for a permit,
  amendment to a permit, or permit renewal for applying Class B sludge
  on a land application unit filed with the Texas Commission on
  Environmental Quality on or after the effective date of this Act.
  An application filed with the Texas Commission on Environmental
  Quality before the effective date of this Act is governed by the law
  in effect at the time the application is filed, and the current law
  is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.