Senate Bill No. 1249
               Senate Bill No. 1249

               PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-92


AN  ACT  CONCERNING  EMERGENCY  CONTINGENCY  WATER
SUPPLY PLANS.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  16-32e  of  the  general  statutes is
repealed and the following is substituted in  lieu
thereof:
    (a)  As  used  in  this  section,  "emergency"
means any (1) hurricane,  tornado,  storm,  flood,
high   water,   wind-driven   water,  tidal  wave,
tsunami, earthquake, volcanic eruption, landslide,
mudslide,  snowstorm, drought or fire explosion or
(2) attack or series of attacks by an enemy of the
United   States   causing,  or  which  may  cause,
substantial damage or injury to civilian  property
or  persons  in the United States in any manner by
sabotage or by the  use  of  bombs,  shellfire  or
atomic, radiological, chemical, bacteriological or
biological means or other weapons or processes.
    (b)  Not  later  than  June 1, 1996, and every
five  years  thereafter,   each   public   service
company,   as   defined   in  section  16-1,  each
telecommunications company,  as  defined  in  said
section,  that  installs,  maintains,  operates or
controls poles, wires, conduits or other  fixtures
under or over any public highway for the provision
of  telecommunications   service   authorized   by
section   16-247c,   and  each  municipal  utility
furnishing electric, gas or  water  service  shall
file   with   the  Department  of  Public  Utility
Control, the Office of  Emergency  Management  and
each  municipality located within the service area
of the public service company,  telecommunications
company  or  municipal utility an updated plan for
restoring service which is interrupted as a result
of  an  emergency,  EXCEPT  NO  SUCH PLAN SHALL BE
REQUIRED OF A PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OR  MUNICIPAL
UTILITY  THAT SUBMITS A WATER SUPPLY PLAN PURSUANT
TO SECTION 25-32d. Plans filed by  public  service
companies and municipal utilities furnishing water
shall  be  prepared   in   accordance   with   the
memorandum  of understanding entered into pursuant
to section 4-67e. Not  later  than  September  15,
1996,   and   every  five  years  thereafter,  the
Department of Public Utility Control  may  conduct
public hearings on such plans and, in consultation
with  the  Office  of  Emergency  Management,  the
Department of Public Health and the joint standing
committee   of   the   General   Assembly   having
cognizance   of   matters   relating   to   public
utilities,  revise  such  plans  to   the   extent
necessary  to  provide  properly  for  the  public
convenience,  necessity  and   welfare.   If   the
Department  of  Public Utility Control revises the
emergency  plan  of  a  public  service   company,
telecommunications  company  or municipal utility,
such company or municipal  utility  shall  file  a
copy  of  the  revised plan with each municipality
located within the service area of the company.

Approved June 6, 1997