Amendment #15 to S.2021

Assisted Living Facilities

Mrs. Haddad of Somerset move that the bill be amended by adding the following section:-

SECTION XX. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, an assisted living facility shall not be considered a nursing home or housing for the elderly for purposes of regulations relative to system sewage flow design criteria promulgated by the department of environmental protection pursuant to section 13 of chapter 21A of the General Laws, codified as 310 CMR 15.203; provided, however, operators of assisted living facilities may apply to the department for a determination of design flow using actual meter readings of established flows from existing or similar installations without the need for a variance pursuant to 310 CMR 15.410 or 15.416.