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House Bill No. 6404

Public Act No. 07-136

AN ACT CONCERNING THE OPERATION OF HYDRAULIC LOADING OR UNLOADING EQUIPMENT AT CERTAIN SOLID WASTE FACILITIES.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2007) (a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, each owner or operator of a resources recovery facility, as defined in section 22a-207 of the general statutes, that (1) serves more than four municipalities, and (2) employs a floor level feed system to load solid waste into a combustion unit, but does not use overhead cranes to load municipal solid waste into the waste feed hoppers, shall have, during such times as solid waste is being moved with hydraulic loading or unloading equipment, at least two employees of the facility familiar with the operation of such equipment present in the work area in which such equipment is being operated.

(b) No resources recovery facility shall be required to comply with the provisions of subsection (a) of this section if such facility has (1) a properly working camera trained on and with an unobscured view of the feed hopper area, or (2) a device that stops the feeder from operating whenever a person enters onto the feed hopper.

Approved June 29, 2007