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Firm asks to delay septic tanks study that has blocked local regulations statewide

House Bill 1263, passed by the Florida Legislature in 2012, prohibited local governments from requiring advanced septic tank systems until a study of septic tank alternative technologies is completed, and the Hazen and Sawyer firm is asking for a one-year extension until January 2016. Anthony Gaudio, a former member of a DOH advisory committee, said the study seemed intended all along to delay water quality improvements and it won't produce any meaningful results.