CHAPTER NO. 735

HOUSE BILL NO. 2660

By Representatives McDonald, Davidson, Bone

Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 2913

By Senators Graves, Kurita

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 69, Chapter 3, Part 1, relative to water pollution control.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 69-3-103, is amended by adding the following new item:

( ) "Concentrated animal feeding operation" shall be defined as such term is defined by the Environmental Protection Agency; however, the department may, by permit requirements or by regulations adopted by the board in accordance with the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 5, adopt a more stringent definition of the term "concentrated animal feeding operation".

SECTION 2. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 69-3-108(b), is amended by adding the following as a new subdivision (7) and redesignating the existing subdivisions accordingly:

(7) The construction, installation or operation of a concentrated animal feeding operation;

SECTION 3. The provisions of this act shall take effect on becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.

PASSED: March 30, 1998

APPROVED this 8th day of April 1998