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Senate Bill No. 536

Public Act No. 02-139

AN ACT CONCERNING WATER UTILITY COORDINATING COMMITTEES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 25-33g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(b) The committee shall establish preliminary exclusive service area boundaries, based on the final assessment, for each public water system within the management area, [. The] and may change such boundaries. In establishing exclusive service area boundaries the committee shall solicit comments on such boundaries from municipalities, regional planning agencies, the Commissioners of Environmental Protection and Public Health, the Department of Public Utility Control, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and other interested persons within the management area and respond to any comment received. If there is no agreement by the committee on such boundaries, or on a change to such boundaries, the committee shall consult with the Department of Public Utility Control. If there is no agreement by the committee after such consultation, the Commissioner of Public Health shall establish [exclusive service area boundaries] or may change such exclusive service area boundaries taking into consideration any water company rights established by statute, special act or administrative decisions. In establishing such boundaries the commissioner shall maintain existing service areas and consider the orderly and efficient development of public water supplies. In considering any change to exclusive service area boundaries, the commissioner shall maintain existing service areas, consider established exclusive service areas, and consider the orderly and efficient development of public water supplies.

Sec. 2. Subsection (c) of section 25-33h of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(c) The Commissioner of Public Health shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 establishing the contents of a plan and a procedure for approval or amendment to the plan.