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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 237

February Session, 2014

 

LCO No. 1398

 

*01398_______ENV*

Referred to Committee on ENVIRONMENT

 

Introduced by:

 

(ENV)

 

AN ACT PROHIBITING THE STORAGE OR DISPOSAL OF FRACKING WASTE IN CONNECTICUT.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) No person shall store or dispose of any material described in 40 CFR Part 261.4(b)(5). The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection shall enforce the provisions of this section and shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54 of the general statutes, to establish a schedule of penalties for the violation of this section.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To prohibit the storage or disposal in this state of materials produced as a by-product of fracking activities.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]