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Substitute House Bill No. 5240

Public Act No. 04-65

AN ACT CONCERNING FARM WASTE MANAGEMENT.

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

Section 1. Section 22-6c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The Commissioner of Agriculture may reimburse any farmer for part of the cost of compliance with a comprehensive farm nutrient management plan or a farm resources management plan, provided such plan has been [certified by the federal Farm Service Agency, or the Department of Environmental Protection and the cost is in accordance with said certification] approved by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection. The Commissioner of Agriculture, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture, may certify for payment comprehensive farm nutrient management or farm resources management plan practices that have been approved by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection pursuant to this section. The total federal and state grant available to a farmer shall not be more than [seventy-five] ninety per cent of such cost. In making grants under this section, the commissioner shall give priority to capital improvements made in accordance with a comprehensive farm nutrient management plan or a farm resources plan prepared pursuant to section 22a-354m, as amended.

Approved May 10, 2004