OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-6404

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

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 7045)

House Calendar No. : 368

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 08 $

FY 09 $

Various

Cost

Potential

Potential

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 08 $

FY 09 $

Various Municipalities

Cost

Potential Minimal

Potential Minimal

Explanation

The requirements in the bill, as amended, for at least two employees being present in certain work areas at solid waste, recycling, or resources recovery facilities, could potentially result in additional employee costs. However, exempting those facilities that use overhead cranes for loading waste, and exempting those facilities that serve no more than four municipalities, narrows the applicability of the personnel requirements. Therefore, it is anticipated that few, if any instances of increased costs will result. Additional costs would be passed on either directly or indirectly to Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority (CRRA) project town ratepayers.

House “A” narrowed the applicability of the personnel requirements, thus reducing the potential for additional costs to be passed on to users.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.