(1) This rule addresses labeling and sanitary practices pertaining to construction, maintenance, location and operation of water vending machines.
    (2) Duties and Responsibilities of the Department.
    (a) The department shall collect, biennially, samples of vended water from each machine for microbiological analysis.
    (b) After considering the source of water and the treatment process provided by the water vending machine, the department shall determine whether the finished product water will or will not meet quality standards in Fl. Admin. Code Chapter 62-550, effective 1/1/93. If it is determined that the water will not meet potable water standards, the permit to operate a water vending machine shall be denied.
    (c) The department shall conduct inspections to evaluate the sanitary condition and maintenance history of water vending machines to determine compliance with provisions of this chapter.
    (d) Water vending machine operators shall allow the department to examine necessary records pertaining to the operation and maintenance of the vending machines and also provide access to the machines for inspection at reasonable hours.
    (3) Definitions. For the purpose of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings indicated:
    (a) Approved materials — Materials approved by the department as being free of substances which may render the water injurious to health or which may adversely affect the flavor, color, odor, radiological, microbial or chemical quality of the water.
    (b) Potable water — Water satisfactory for drinking, culinary and domestic purposes meeting the quality standards of Fl. Admin. Code Chapter 62-550
    (c) Sanitizing solution — Aqueous solutions currently in existence in 21 C.F.R. §178.1010 Code of Federal Regulation, effective 4/1/96, for the purpose of sanitizing food or water contact surfaces, incorporated into this rule by reference. Copies of 21 C.F.R. §178.1010 Code of Federal Regulation may be obtained from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402-9328.
    (d) Operating permit number — a number consisting of the number issued to the water vending machine and the annual verification number.
Rulemaking Authority Florida Statutes § 500.459(6), 570.07(23) FS. Law Implemented Florida Statutes § 500.459. History—New 8-20-86, Formerly 10D-22.001, 5E-16.001, Amended 8-22-95, 9-3-96, 3-18-98.