OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5685

AN ACT CONCERNING BROWNFIELDS.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5151

File Copy No.: 579

House Calendar No.: 159

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 07 $

FY 08 $

Department of Environmental Protection

GF - Cost

See Below

See Below

Attorney General

GF - Revenue Gain

Potential

Potential

Public Health, Dept.

GF - None

None

None

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

In order for the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to determine that there is credible scientific evidence that demonstrates that the alternate flame retardant poses a risk to human health or the environment and to potentially adopt regulations to prohibit the manufacture, sale, offer for sale or distribution for sale or use of an alternative flame retardant, a study of the chemicals involved would need to be undertaken. Significant work has been done concerning “Penta-bde” and “Octa-bde”, however little data is available on “Deca-bde”. It is anticipated that funds in the amount of $100, 000-$250, 000 for additional resources, outside consultants would be necessary to make the determinations required for the ban effective January 1, 2010.

It is anticipated that the Commissioner of the Department of Public Health can consult with the DEP within normal budgetary resources.

The Office of the Attorney General could accommodate any workload increase under the amendment within budgeted resources.

The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either House thereof for any purpose.