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ACT ON PROMOTION AND SUPPORT OF WATER REUSE

Act No. 10359, jun. 8, 2010

Amended by Act No. 11908, Jul. 16, 2013

Act No. 12248, Jan. 14, 2014

Act No. 13260, Mar. 27, 2015

Act No. 13876, Jan. 27, 2016

Act No. 13879, Jan. 27, 2016

Act No. 14532, Jan. 17, 2017

CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS
 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Act is to plan sustainable use of water resources and to enhance people's quality of life by utilizing water resources efficiently through promoting water reuse and by decreasing any influence compromising water quality.
 Article 2 (Definitions)
The terms used in this Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Act No. 11908, Jul. 16, 2013; Act No. 13879, Jan. 27, 2016; Act No. 14532, Jan. 17, 2017>
1. The term "water reuse" means using water reuse facilities to treat rainwater, unclean water, treated sewage, treated wastewater, or thermal effluents from power plants, and using such treated water (hereinafter referred to as "treated water") for purposes of daily life, industry, agriculture, landscaping, river maintenance, etc.;
2. The term "water reuse facility" means a rainwater use facility; gray water system, treated sewage and wastewater reuse facility; and thermal effluent reuse facility;
3. The term "rainwater reuse facility" means a facility to treat catchment rainwater from the roofs of buildings, etc., to use such rainwater;
4. The term "gray water system" means a facility to individually or regionally treat for reuse of unclean water from an individual facility, or from an area created in a development project, etc., without discharging such unclean water to a public sewerage system;
5. The term "treated sewage" means water treated in a public sewage treatment plant under subparagraph 9 of Article 2 of the Sewerage Act;
6. The term "treated wastewater" means water treated in a public wastewater treatment facility under subparagraph 17 of Article 2 of the Water Environment Conservation Act;
6-2. The term "thermal effluents from power plants" means drain-water discharged in an elevated temperature condition, which derives from collected seawater used as a coolant that absorbs waste heat released during power generation at power plants (excluding nuclear power plants);
7. The term "treated sewage and wastewater reuse facility" means a treatment facility enabling reuse of treated sewage or treated wastewater, and its appurtenant facilities and supply pipelines;
7-2. The term "thermal effluent reuse facility" means a treatment facility enabling reuse of thermal effluents from a power plant and its appurtenant facilities and supply pipelines;
8. The term "treated sewage and wastewater reuse business" means the business (excluding cases in which a public sewerage management authority supplies secondary treated sewage and wastewater pursuant to Article 10) of treating treated sewage or treated wastewater in a treated sewage and wastewater reuse facility to reuse such treated sewage or treated wastewater, and of supplying such treated water (hereinafter referred to as "secondary treated sewage and wastewater");
9. The term "thermal effluent reuse business" means the business of treating thermal effluents from a power plant in a thermal effluent reuse facility to reuse such treated thermal effluents, and of supplying such treated water (hereinafter referred to as "secondary treated thermal effluents");
10. The term "business of designing and constructing treated sewage and wastewater reuse facilities, etc." means the business of designing and constructing treated sewage and wastewater reuse facilities, and thermal effluent reuse facilities.
 Article 3 (Responsibilities of State, Local Governments, etc.)
(1) The State shall formulate a plan to promote water reuse and formulate appropriate policies and endeavor to provide technical and financial support required to local governments and persons who install and operate a water reuse facility.
(2) Local governments shall formulate and implement policies to promote water reuse in their jurisdictions and endeavor installing, managing, etc., relevant facilities.
(3) Citizens shall cooperate in the policies related to water reuse promoted by the State and local governments.
 Article 4 (Relationship with Other Acts)
Unless otherwise specifically provided for by other Acts, this Act shall govern water reuse.
CHAPTER II WATER REUSE PLANS
 Article 5 (Formulation of Water Reuse Master Plans)
(1) For promoting water reuse and the systematic development of related technologies, the Minister of Environment shall formulate and implement a comprehensive master plan for promoting water reuse (hereinafter referred to as "water reuse master plan") every ten years. <Amended by Act No. 13876, Jan. 27, 2016>
(2) When the Minister of Environment formulates or amends a water reuse master plan, he/she shall hear the opinions of the Special Metropolitan City Mayor, Metropolitan City Mayors, Special Self-Governing City Mayor, Do Governors and Special Self-Governing Province Governor (hereinafter referred to as "Mayors/Do Governors") and consult with the heads of relevant central administrative agencies. <Amended by Act No. 13260, Mar. 27, 2015>
(3) Where the Minister of Environment formulates or amends a water reuse master plan pursuant to paragraph (2), he/she shall notify the heads of relevant central administrative agencies and Mayors/Do Governors, of such formulation or amendment.
(4) When the Minister of Environment formulates a water reuse master plan, he/she shall correlate it with the comprehensive plan for national waterworks under Article 5 of the Water Supply and Waterworks Installation Act; and with the master plan for nationwide sewerage system under Article 4 of the Sewerage Act.
(5) A water reuse master plan shall include the following matters:
1. Matters concerning circumstances for water reuse;
2. Matters concerning outlook for demand for treated water and objectives of supply;
3. Matters concerning fundamental direction-setting for water reuse measures, driving strategies, etc.;
4. Matters concerning developing and distributing water reuse related technologies;
5. Matters concerning calculating expenses to be incurred in water reuse business and concerning fundraising plans;
6. Other matters concerning promoting water reuse, which are prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(6) If five years pass from the date a water reuse master plan is formulated, the Minister of Environment shall reexamine the validity thereof and amend it as necessary.
(7) If necessary for the formulation of a water reuse master plan, the Minister of Environment may request the heads of central administrative agencies, Mayors, Do Governors, heads of Sis, heads of Guns or the heads of related agencies to submit data necessary for the formulation of the plan.
 Article 6 (Formulation of Water Reuse Management Plans)
(1) In accordance with a water reuse master plan, the Special Metropolitan City Mayor, Metropolitan City Mayors, Special Self-Governing City Mayor, Special Self-Governing Province Governor, heads of Sis and heads of Guns (excluding the heads of Guns in the jurisdictions of Metropolitan Cities; hereinafter the same shall apply) shall formulate a plan for promoting water reuse in their jurisdictions and obtain approval from the Minister of Environment. The same shall apply where they intend to amend important matters prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 13260, Mar. 27, 2015>
(2) Where a sewerage system extends over at least two areas under the jurisdiction of the Special Metropolitan City, Metropolitan Cities, Special Self-Governing Cities, Dos, Special Self-Governing Province, Sis, and Guns (excluding Guns under the jurisdictions of Metropolitan Cities; hereinafter the same shall apply), the relevant Mayor, Do Governor, head of a Si or head of a Gun prescribed by Presidential Decree shall formulate a water reuse management plan. <Amended by Act No. 13260, Mar. 27, 2015>
(3) When the Special Metropolitan City Mayor, Metropolitan City Mayors, Special Self-Governing City Mayor, Special Self-Governing Province Governor, heads of Sis, or heads of Guns formulate a water reuse management plan, they shall correlate it with the basic plans for waterworks installation and management under Article 4 of the Water Supply and Waterworks Installation Act; with the framework plan for sewerage maintenance under Article 5 of the Sewerage Act; and with the master plans for wastewater treatment facilities under Article 49 of the Water Environment Conservation Act. <Amended by Act No. 13260, Mar. 27, 2015; Act No. 13879, Jan. 27, 2016; Act No. 14532, Jan. 17, 2017>
(4) Where the Minister of Environment intends to approve or approve amendment of a water reuse management plan, he/she shall pre-consult with the heads of relevant central administrative agencies.
(5) The Special Metropolitan City Mayor, Metropolitan City Mayors, Special Self-Governing City Mayor, Special Self-Governing Province Governor, heads of Sis, and heads of Guns shall reexamine the validity of a water reuse management plan every five years after obtaining approval under paragraph (1) and amend it as necessary. <Amended by Act No. 13260, Mar. 27, 2015>
(6) Where the Special Metropolitan City Mayor, Metropolitan City Mayors, Special Self-Governing City Mayor, Special Self-Governing Province Governor, heads of Sis and heads of Guns formulate a water reuse management plan, such plan shall be based on the relevant urban master plan under Article 18 of the National Land Planning and Utilization Act. <Amended by Act No. 13260, Mar. 27, 2015>
 Article 7 Deleted. <by Act No. 13876, Jan. 27, 2016>
CHAPTER III INSTALLATION AND MANAGEMENT OF WATER REUSE FACILITIES
 Article 8 (Installation and Management of Rainwater Use Facilities)
(1) A person who intends to build (including extending, altering or rebuilding a facility of at least the scale prescribed by Presidential Decree) a sports complex, indoor gymnasium, government office building, multi-family house, school or golf course prescribed by Presidential Decree or superstore under subparagraph 3 of Article 2 of the Distribution Industry Development Act shall install and operate a rainwater use facility, and report the results of installing to the Special Self-Governing City Mayor, Special Self-Governing Province Governor, head of a Si, head of a Gun or head of a Gu (referring to the head of an autonomous Gu; hereinafter the same shall apply), as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Environment. <Amended by Act No. 11908, Jul. 16, 2013; Act No. 13260, Mar. 27, 2015>
(2) Standards for facilities and management of rainwater use facilities and other necessary matters, shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Environment.
(3) The owner or manager of a rainwater use facility shall comply with the standards for facilities and management of rainwater use facilities under paragraph (2).
(4) Where a person who intends to build a facility pursuant to paragraph (1) does not install and operate a rainwater use facility, the Special Self-Governing City Mayor, Special Self-Governing Province Governor, head of a Si, head of a Gun or head of a Gu may order him/her to install and operate such facility. <Amended by Act No. 13260, Mar. 27, 2015>
(5) Where the owner or manager of a rainwater use facility violates the standards, etc. for facilities and management under paragraph (2), the Special Self-Governing City Mayor, Special Self-Governing Province Governor, head of a Si, head of a Gun or head of a Gu may order him/her to take necessary measures, such as improving, repairing, etc. the facility. <Amended by Act No. 13260, Mar. 27, 2015>
 Article 9 (Installation and Management of Gray Water Systems)
(1) A person who intends to build (including extending, altering or rebuilding a facility of at least the size prescribed by Presidential Decree; hereafter the same shall apply in this Article) any of the following facilities or to implement a development project for such facility shall, individually or jointly, install and operate a gray water system by which at least ten percent of water use can be reused, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Environment, and report the results of installing a gray water system to the Special Self-Governing City Mayor, Special Self-Governing Province Governor, head of a Si, head of a Gun or head of a Gu: Provided, That this shall not apply where a person who is supplied with secondary treated sewage and wastewater as much as at least 10% of the volume of water use or who uses rainwater: <Amended by Act No. 11908, Jul. 16, 2013; Act No. 13260, Mar. 27, 2015>
1. A facility used for a lodging business under Article 2 (1) 2 of the Public Health Control Act or a public bath business under subparagraph 3 of the same paragraph, with a total floor area of at least 60,000 square meters;
2. A factory under subparagraph 1 of Article 2 of the Industrial Cluster Development and Factory Establishment Act, which discharges at least 1,500 cubic meters of wastewater a day;
2-2. A power generation facility under Article 2 (2) 25 of the Building Act, which discharges at least 1,500 cubic meters of wastewater a day;
3. A project for developing a tourist complex under subparagraph 7 of Article 2 of the Tourism Promotion Act;
4. An urban development project under Article 2 (1) 2 of the Urban Development Act;
5. A project for developing an industrial complex under subparagraph 6 of Article 2 of the Industrial Sites and Development Act;
6. A project for developing a housing site under the Housing Site Development Promotion Act;
7. A facility of a type or with the scale prescribed by Presidential Decree, or a development project.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), a development project under subparagraphs 3 through 7 of the same paragraph shall apply only where any of the following persons implements the development project:
1. The State or local governments;
3. A local public enterprise under Article 3 of the Local Public Enterprises Act;
(3) Matters necessary regarding standards for facilities and management of gray water systems; water quality standards; regarding standards for calculating the volume of water use under the main body of paragraph (1); and regarding standards, etc. for calculating the total floor area of a building and the volume of wastewater effluents under subparagraphs 1 and 2 of the same paragraph, shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Environment.
(4) The owner or manager of a gray water system shall comply with the standards for facilities and management, etc. under paragraph (3).
(5) A person who intends to install a gray water system shall outsource the design and construction of the system to a person who registered the business of designing, constructing, etc. of reuse facilities for treated sewage and wastewater (hereinafter referred to as "specialist in designing, constructing, etc. of reuse facilities for treated sewage and wastewater"); and may outsource the management of the relevant facility to a specialist in designing, constructing, etc. of reuse facilities for treated sewage and wastewater. <Amended by Act No. 11908, Jul. 16, 2013>
(6) The owner or manager of a gray water system shall examine the safety, water quality, etc. of the gray water system for each quarter year; and shall notify the Special Self-Governing City Mayor, Special Self-Governing Province Governor, head of a Si, head of a Gun or head of a Gu of the results of such examination. <Amended by Act No. 13260, Mar. 27, 2015>
(7) Where a person who installs a facility or implements a development project under paragraph (1), fails to install and operate a gray water system, the Special Self-Governing City Mayor, Special Self-Governing Province Governor, head of a Si, head of a Gun or head of a Gu may order such person to install and operate such system. <Amended by Act No. 13260, Mar. 27, 2015>
(8) Where the owner or manager of a gray water system violates the standards for facilities, management, etc. under paragraph (3), the Special Self-Governing City Mayor, Special Self-Governing Province Governor, head of a Si, head of a Gun or head of a Gu may order such owner or manager to take necessary measures, such as improving, repairing, etc. the relevant facility. <Amended by Act No. 13260, Mar. 27, 2015>
 Article 10 (Supply of Secondary Treated Sewage and Waste Water by Public Sewerage Management Authorities)
(1) A public sewerage management authority under Article 18 of the Sewerage Act (hereinafter referred to as "public sewerage management authority") shall reuse secondary treated sewage and wastewater (referring only to water treated from treated sewage; hereafter in this Article, the same shall apply) or supply such water to persons who requiring it: Provided, That where treated sewage meets the water quality by use under Article 14, the authority may directly reuse or supply it to persons requiring it.
(2) Where the public sewerage management authority intends to install a treated sewage and wastewater reuse facility to reuse or supply secondary treated sewage and wastewater pursuant to paragraph (1), it shall obtain approval for installation from the Minister of Environment, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Environment.
(3) The scope of facilities that are to reuse secondary treated sewage and wastewater or to which treated sewage and wastewater are to be supplied as prescribed in paragraph (1); standards for the volume of treated sewage that is to be treated for conversion to secondary treated sewage and wastewater, etc., shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
 Article 11 (Authorization for Treated Sewage and Wastewater Reuse Business and Thermal Effluent Reuse Business)
(1) A person, other than a public sewerage management authority, who intends to operate a treated sewage and wastewater reuse business or a thermal effluent reuse business shall formulate a business plan as prescribed by Presidential Decree; and shall obtain authorization from the Minister of Environment. The same shall also apply where such person intends to amend matters authorized (excluding where he/she amends minor matters prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Environment). <Amended by Act No. 11908, Jul. 16, 2013>
(2) Where the Minister of Environment grants authorization pursuant to paragraph (1) (including authorization for amendment; hereinafter the same shall apply), he/she shall publish it, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(3) The standards for authorization under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
 Article 12 (Permission, etc. Deemed Granted Pursuant to other Acts)
(1) Where a public sewerage management authority obtains approval for installation pursuant to Article 10, or where a person intending to operate a treated sewage and wastewater reuse business obtains authorization, such authority or person, shall be deemed to have obtained the following permission, license, approval, cancelation or examination, or to have consulted or reported: <Amended by Act No. 12248, Jan. 14, 2014>
1. Permission to occupy and use public waters under Article 8 of the Public Waters Management and Reclamation Act; approving or reporting an implementation plan to occupy and use public waters under Article 17 of the same Act; license to reclaim public waters under Article 28 of the same Act; approving an implementation plan for reclamation of public waters under Article 38 of the same Act; and consulting or approving reclamation of public waters under Article 35 of the same Act;
2. Permission to engage in development activities under Article 56 (1) of the National Land Planning and Utilization Act;
3. Permission or consulting to convert farmland under Article 34 of the Farmland Act;
4. Permission to implement a road construction work under Article 36 of the Road Act and permission for occupancy of a road under Article 61 of the same Act;
5. Permission to open a private road under Article 4 of the Private Road Act;
6. Permission to engage in activities on a land for erosion control under Article 14 of the Erosion Control Work Act and cancelation of designation as a land for erosion control under Article 20 of the same Act;
7. Permission to convert a mountainous district under Article 14 of the Mountainous Districts Management Act;
8. Permission or reporting to cut trees, etc. under Article 36 of the Creation and Management of Forest Resources Act;
9. Permission to relocate a grave under Article 27 (1) of the Act on Funeral Services, Etc.;
10. Permission to convert grassland under Article 23 of the Grassland Act;
11. Permission to engage in river works under Article 30 of the River Act and permission for occupancy of a river under Article 33 (1) of the same Act.
(2) A person who intends to be deemed to have obtained permission, etc. pursuant to paragraph (1), shall submit related documents prescribed by the relevant Act when he/she applies for authorization for a treated sewage and wastewater reuse business.
(3) If a business plan for a treated sewage and wastewater reuse business includes matters specified under paragraph (1) when the Minister of Environment grants authorization therefor, he/she shall pre-consult with the head of a relevant administrative agency; and the head of a relevant administrative agency shall submit an opinion within the period prescribed by Presidential Decree from the date of receipt of such request for consultation.
 Article 13 (Standards, etc. for Installation of Treated Sewage and Wastewater Reuse Facilities and Thermal Effluent Reuse Facilities)
(1) Where a public sewerage management authority installs a treated sewage and wastewater reuse facility pursuant to Article 10; or where a person who obtains authorization for a treated sewage and wastewater reuse business pursuant to Article 11 (hereinafter referred to as "treated sewage and wastewater reuse proprietor") installs a treated sewage and wastewater reuse facility; or where a person who obtains authorization for a thermal effluent reuse business (hereinafter referred to as "thermal effluent reuse proprietor") installs a thermal effluent reuse facility, such authority or person shall employ a specialist in designing and constructing treated sewage and wastewater reuse facility, etc., to design and construct such facility. <Amended by Act No. 11908, Jul. 16, 2013>
(2) When a treated sewage and wastewater reuse facility or a thermal effluent reuse facility is installed, such installation shall meet the standards prescribed by Presidential Decree, such as the scale and location of the facility, etc.. <Amended by Act No. 11908, Jul. 16, 2013>
(3) The apparatus and materials used for installing a treated sewage and wastewater reuse facility or of a thermal effluent reuse facility, shall meet the standards prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11908, Jul. 16, 2013>
 Article 14 (Water Quality of Secondary Treated Sewage and Wastewater and of Secondary Treated Thermal Effluents)
(1) A public sewerage management authority, treated sewage and wastewater reuse proprietor or thermal effluent reuse proprietor, shall examine the water quality of secondary treated sewage and wastewater and of secondary treated thermal effluents as prescribed by Presidential Decree after constructing a sewage and wastewater reuse facility or a thermal effluent reuse facility is completed; and shall report the results of such examination to the Minister of Environment. <Amended by Act No. 11908, Jul. 16, 2013>
(2) Matters concerning standards for the water quality of secondary treated sewage and wastewater and of secondary treated thermal effluents by use, management of water quality, etc., shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Environment. <Amended by Act No. 11908, Jul. 16, 2013>
(3) A public sewerage management authority, treated sewage and wastewater reuse proprietor or thermal effluent reuse proprietor, shall supply secondary treated sewage and wastewater and secondary treated thermal effluents meeting the standards for water quality by use under paragraph (2). <Amended by Act No. 11908, Jul. 16, 2013>
 Article 15 (Management of Treated Sewage and Wastewater Reuse Facilities and of Thermal Effluent Reuse Facilities)
(1) A public sewerage management authority, treated sewage and wastewater reuse proprietor or thermal effluent reuse proprietor, shall employ a technical manager maintaining and managing a treated sewage and wastewater reuse facility or a thermal effluent reuse facility: Provided, That this shall not apply where such authority or proprietor outsources the duties of managing a treated sewage and wastewater reuse facility or of a thermal effluent reuse facility, to a specialist in designing and constructing sewage and wastewater reuse facilities, etc.. <Amended by Act No. 11908, Jul. 16, 2013>
(2) Matters necessary regarding the qualification of a technical manager under paragraph (1), matters of compliance, etc., shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Environment.
 Article 16 (Protection of Treated Sewage and Wastewater Reuse Facilities and of Thermal Effluent Reuse Facilities)
No person shall use secondary treated sewage and wastewater or secondary treated thermal effluents, by segmenting the piping of secondary treated sewage and wastewater or of secondary treated thermal effluents to redirect its flow, or modify or destroy a treated sewage and wastewater reuse facility or a thermal effluent reuse facility, without obtaining prior approval from the relevant public sewerage management authority, treated sewage and wastewater reuse proprietor or thermal effluent reuse proprietor. <Amended by Act No. 11908, Jul. 16, 2013>
 Article 17 (Revocation, etc. of Authorization)
Where a treated sewage and wastewater reuse proprietor or a thermal effluent reuse proprietor falls under any of the following, the Minister of Environment may revoke authorization under Article 11: Provided, That the Minister of Environment shall revoke such authorization where such proprietor falls under any of subparagraphs 1 through 3: <Amended by Act No. 11908, Jul. 16, 2013>
1. Where the proprietor fails to supply secondary treated sewage and wastewater even six months after the date scheduled to supply secondary treated sewage and wastewater, for which a treated sewage and wastewater reuse business is authorized;
2. Where the proprietor fails to supply secondary treated thermal effluents even six months after the date scheduled to supply secondary treated thermal effluents, for which a thermal effluent reuse business is authorized;
3. Where the proprietor obtains authorization or authorization for amendment by deceit or other fraudulent means;
4. Where the proprietor fails to commence construction of treated sewage and wastewater reuse facility even one year after the date scheduled to commence construction of treated sewage and wastewater reuse facility, for which a sewage and wastewater reuse business is authorized, or fails to complete the construction even one year after the date scheduled to complete it;
5. Where the proprietor fails to commence construction of a thermal effluent reuse facility, for which a thermal effluent reuse business is authorized, even one year after the date scheduled to commence construction, or fails to complete the construction even though one year after the date scheduled to complete it.
 Article 18 (Registration of Business of Designing and Constructing Treated Sewage and Wastewater Reuse Facilities, etc.)
(1) A person intending to operate the business of designing and constructing treated sewage and wastewater reuse facilities, etc., shall file an application to be registered, with the Special Self-Governing City Mayor, Special Self-Governing Province Governor, head of a Si, head of a Gun, or head of a Gu. The same shall apply where such person intends to amend matters registered (excluding where such person intends to amend minor matters prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Environment). <Amended by Act No. 11908, Jul. 16, 2013; Act No. 13260, Mar. 27, 2015>
(2) Any of the following persons shall be deemed registered pursuant to paragraph (1):
1. A person registered in the business category prescribed by Presidential Decree among the construction businesses under Article 9 (1) of the Framework Act on the Construction Industry;
2. A person registered in the business of installing water pollution control facilities under Article 15 (1) of the Development of and Support for Environmental Technology Act
(3) Matters necessary regarding standards for registration of the business of designing and constructing sewage and wastewater reuse facilities, etc., under paragraph (1), procedures therefor, etc., shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11908, Jul. 16, 2013>
 Article 19 (Matters of Compliance for Specialists in Designing and Constructing Sewage and Wastewater Reuse Facilities, etc.)
A specialist in designing and constructing sewage and wastewater reuse facilities, etc., shall comply with the following matters: <Amended by Act No. 11908, Jul. 16, 2013>
1. That he/she shall not allow any third person to design and construct gray water reuse facilities or sewage and waste water reuse facilities in his/her trade name or name, nor lend any third person his/her registration certificate;
2. That he/she shall perform design and construction services meeting the standards under Article 13 (2) and (3);
3. That he/she shall not award a subcontractor a lump sum subcontract for a construction work he/she is contracted to perform;
4. That he/she shall keep drawings and documents regarding business, such as designing, constructing, etc. of sewage and waste water reuse facilities.
 Article 20 (Revocation, etc. of Registration)
(1) Where a specialist in designing and constructing treated sewage and wastewater reuse facilities, etc. falls under any of the following, the Special Self-Governing City Mayor, Special Self-Governing Province Governor, head of a Si, head of a Gun, or head of a Gu, may revoke his/her registration or order him/her to fully or partially suspend business for a specified period of up to six months: Provided, That where he/she falls under subparagraph 1 or 2, his/her registration shall be revoked: <Amended by Act No. 11908, Jul. 16, 2013; Act No. 13260, Mar. 27, 2015>
1. Where he/she is registered or amends registration by deceit or other fraudulent means;
2. Where he/she concludes a new contract or operates business while his/her business is suspended;
3. Where he/she operates business without being registered to amend it;
4. Where he/she violates the matters of compliance under Article 19.
(2) Detailed standards for administrative disposition under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Environment.
CHAPTER IV SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
 Article 21 (Fees for Secondary Treated Sewage and Wastewater)
A public sewerage management authority and a treated sewage and wastewater reuse proprietor who supplies secondary treated sewage and wastewater, may collect fees from users thereof, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Environment: Provided, That where the public sewerage management authority or the treated sewage and wastewater reuse proprietor is a local government, fees shall be collected as prescribed by Municipal Ordinance of the relevant local government.
 Article 22 (Promotion, etc. of Research and Development)
(1) In order to promote technological development relating to water reuse, the Minister of Environment, may employ relevant specialized research institutions to pursue research and development; and may subsidize expenses, etc. necessary for the research and development.
(2) In order to promote technological development relating to water reuse, use and dissemination of such technologies, the Minister of Environment may conduct following projects:
1. A project for developing relevant technologies and a demonstration project of applying such technologies;
2. A project for promoting the dissemination of technologies relating to water reuse;
3. A project for educating and publicizing technologies relating to water reuse;
4. Other projects determined by the Minister of Environment for promoting dissemination of technologies relating to water reuse.
 Article 23 (Financial Support, etc.)
(1) The State or local governments may partially subsidize or lend funds for expenses necessary for installing rainwater use facilities, gray water systems or treated sewage and wastewater reuse facilities to persons who install such facilities.
(2) Local governments may reduce water fees and sewage fees for owners or managers who install rain water use facilities or gray water systems, or for persons who are supplied with secondary treated sewage and wastewater, as prescribed by Municipal Ordinance.
 Article 24 (Report and Examination)
(1) Where the Minister of Environment, Special Self-Governing City Mayor, Special Self-Governing Province Governor, heads of Sis, heads of Guns and heads of Gus, deem it necessary for the verification of the following matters, they may request the owners and managers of rainwater use facilities and gray water systems, public sewerage management authorities, treated sewage and wastewater reuse proprietors, thermal effluent reuse proprietors and specialists in designing and constructing treated sewage and wastewater reuse facilities, etc., to report or submit data as necessary; and may allow relevant public officials to enter such facilities, etc. to examine relevant documents, facilities, equipment, etc.: <Amended by Act No. 11908, Jul. 16, 2013; Act No. 13260, Mar. 27, 2015>
1. Whether standards, etc. for facilities and management under Article 8 (3) are met;
2. Whether standards, etc. for facilities and management under Article 9 (4) are met;
3. Whether standards, etc. for installation under Article 13 (2) and (3) are met;
4. Whether standards for water quality under Article 14 (3) are met;
5. Whether matters of compliance under Article 19 are adhered to;
(2) Public officials entering and examining pursuant to paragraph (1) shall carry a certificate indicating authority and present it to interested parties.
 Article 25 (Hearings)
Where the Minister of Environment, the Special Self-Governing City Mayor, Special Self-Governing Province Governor, heads of Sis, heads of Guns and heads of Gus intend to issue any of the following dispositions, they shall hold a hearing: <Amended by Act No. 11908, Jul. 16, 2013; Act No. 13260, Mar. 27, 2015>
1. Revoking authorizing to engage in a treated sewage and wastewater reuse business or a thermal effluent reuse business under Article 17;
2. Revoking registering the business of designing and constructing treated sewage and wastewater reuse facilities, etc. under Article 20.
 Article 26 (Delegation and Entrustment of Authority)
(1) Authority of the Minister of Environment may partially be delegated to Mayors/Do Governors or the heads of local environmental agencies, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(2) The Minister of Environment may partially entrust duties to relevant specialized institutions, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
CHAPTER V PENAL PROVISIONS
 Article 27 (Penal Provisions)
Any of the following persons shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than two years or a fine not exceeding 20 million won: <Amended by Act No. 11908, Jul. 16, 2013; Act No. 13876, Jan. 27, 2016>
1. A person who conducts a treated sewage and wastewater reuse business or a thermal effluent reuse business without obtaining authorization or authorization for amendment under Article 11; or obtains authorization or authorization for amendment by deceit or fraudulent means;
2. A person who operates the business of designing or constructing secondary treated sewage and wastewater reuse facilities, etc. without being registered or registered to amend under Article 18, or being registered or registered to amend by deceit or fraudulent means.
 Article 28 (Administrative Fines)
(1) An administrative fine not exceeding ten million won shall be imposed on any of the following persons: <Amended by Act No. 11908, Jul. 16, 2013>
1. A person who fails to comply with an order to install and operate a rainwater use facility, in violation of Article 8 (4);
2. A person who fails to comply with an order to install and operate a gray water system, in violation of Article 9 (7);
3. A public sewerage management authority, a treated sewage and wastewater reuse proprietor or a thermal effluent reuse proprietor who installs a treated sewage and wastewater reuse facility or thermal effluent reuse facility, in violation of the standards for installation, etc. under Article 13;
4. A person who fails to report or submit data, or reports falsely or submits false data, in violation of Article 24 (1);
5. A person who refuses, obstructs or evades an entry or examination under Article 24 (1).
(2) An administrative fine not exceeding five million won shall be imposed on any of the following persons: <Amended by Act No. 11908, Jul. 16, 2013>
1. A person who fails to install a rainwater use facility, in violation of Article 8 (1);
2. A person who fails to install a gray water system, in violation of Article 9 (1);
3. A person who violates water quality standards by use for secondary treated sewage and wastewater or for secondary treated thermal effluents, and matters concerning managing water quality, etc., under Article 14 (2).
(3) An administrative fine not exceeding three million won shall be imposed on any of the following persons: <Amended by Act No. 11908, Jul. 16, 2013>
1. A person who fails to operate a rainwater use facility under Article 8 (1);
2. A person who violates facility standards for rainwater use facilities, etc. under Article 8 (2);
3. A person who fails to perform an order to take measures concerning managing a rainwater use facility, in violation of Article 8 (4);
4. A person who fails to operate a gray water system, in violation of Article 9 (1);
5. A person who violates standards, etc for facilities and management under Article 9 (3);
6. A person who fails to notify the results of examining the safety and water quality of gray water, etc., or notifies false results, under Article 9 (6);
7. A person who fails to perform an order to take measures under Article 9 (8);
8. A public sewerage management authority, a treated sewage and wastewater reuse proprietor or a thermal effluent reuse proprietor who fails to report the results of examining water quality under Article 14 (1).
(4) An administrative fine not exceeding one million won shall be imposed on any of the following persons:
1. A person who fails to report the results of installing a rainwater use facility, in violation of Article 8 (1);
2. A person who fails to report the results of installing a gray water system, in violation of Article 9 (1);
3. A person who fails to employ a technical manager, in violation of Article 15 (1).
(5) The administrative fines under paragraphs (1) through (4) shall be imposed and collected by the Minister of Environment, the Special Self-Governing City Mayor, Special Self-Governing Province Governor, heads of Sis, heads of Guns and heads of Gus. <Amended by Act No. 13260, Mar. 27, 2015>
ADDENDA
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Exceptions to Water Reuse Master Plans)
A water reuse master plan under Article 5 shall be formulated within six months from the date this Act enters into force.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Installation and Operation of Rainwater Use Facilities)
The rainwater use facilities installed and operated pursuant to Article 16 of the former Water Supply and Waterworks Installation Act, as at the time this Act enters into force, shall be deemed a rainwater use facility installed and operated pursuant to Article 8; and the results of installing shall be deemed reported pursuant to Article 8 (1).
Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Installation and Operation of Gray Water Systems)
(1) A gray water system installed and operated pursuant to Article 26 of the former Sewerage Act, as at the time this Act enters into force, shall be deemed a gray water system installed and operated pursuant to Article 9.
(2) An order for implementation issued or other acts performed by the Special Self-Governing Province Governor, head of a Si, head of a Gun, or head of a Gu; or of acts performed in relation to the Special Self-Governing Province Governor, head of a Si, head of a Gun, or head of a Gu, including the notification of the results of installing, pursuant to Article 26 of the former Sewerage Act, before this Act enters into force, shall be deemed issued or performed pursuant to Article 9.
Article 5 (Transitional Measures concerning Installation and Operation of Treated Sewage and Wastewater Reuse Facilities)
(1) A public treated water reuse facility installed or operated pursuant to Article 21 of the former Sewerage Act, as at the time this Act enters into force, shall be deemed a treated sewage and wastewater reuse facility under Article 10.
(2) Where a public treated water reuse facility installed pursuant to Article 21 of the former Sewerage Act, as at the time this Act enters into force, the former Sewerage Act, shall govern the standards for installation, etc. of such facility.
Article 6 (Exceptions to Supply, etc. of Secondary Treated Sewage and Wastewater by Public Sewerage Management Authorities)
Article 10 shall not govern public sewerage management authorities operating public sewage treatment facilities under Article 3 (2) of Addenda to the Sewerage Act as wholly amended by Act No. 8014.
Article 7 Omitted.
Article 8 (Transitional Measures concerning Amendment of Other Acts)
The former Water Supply and Waterworks Installation Act and the Sewerage Act, shall govern the application of administrative fines on offences committed under Article 16 of the Water Supply and Waterworks Installation Act and under Article 26 of the Sewerage Act, before this Act enters into force.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11908, Jul. 16, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year from the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability concerning Installation of Rainwater Use Facilities and Gray Water Systems)
The amended provisions of Articles 8 (1) and 9 (1) shall begin to apply from the first permission for construction granted after this Act enters into force.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Authorization for Thermal Effluent Reuse Business)
A person who has installed and operated a thermal effluent reuse facility, as at the time this Act enters into force, shall be deemed authorized to engage in thermal effluent reuse business pursuant to the amended provision of Article 11 (1): Provided, That he/she shall meet the standards for authorization under Article 11 (3) within one year from the date this Act enters into force.
Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Thermal Effluent Reuse Facilities)
A thermal effluent reuse facility operated, as at the time this Act enters into force, shall be deemed installed pursuant to the amended provision of Article 13: Provided, That such facility shall meet the standards for installation under Article 13 within one year from the date this Act enters into force.
Article 5 (Transitional Measures concerning Specialists in Designing and Constructing Treated Sewage and Wastewater Reuse Facilities)
A person who registered the business of designing and constructing treated sewage and wastewater reuse facilities pursuant to former provisions, as at the time this Act enters into force, shall be deemed a specialist in designing and constructing treated sewage and wastewater reuse facilities, etc. under the amended provision of Article 18: Provided, That such person shall meet the standards for registration, etc. under Article 18 within one year from the date this Act enters into force.
ADDENDA <Act No. 12248, Jan. 14, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 25 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 13260, Mar. 27, 2015>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 13876, Jan. 27, 2016>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provision of Article 27 shall enter info force six months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 13879, Jan. 27, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 12 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 14532, Jan. 17, 2017>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of the Acts, which were promulgated before this Act enters into force, but the date on which they are to enter into force, has not arrived yet, among the Acts amended pursuant to Article 6 of the Addenda, shall enter into force on the enforcement dates of such Acts, respectively.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.