OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 5861

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROCESSING OF MUNICIPAL APPLICATIONS FOR STATE PERMITS.

SUMMARY:

This bill requires the Environmental Protection (DEP), Public Health, and Transportation commissioners and the State Traffic Commission, when they receive a formal petition, application, or request for a permit from a municipality, to determine whether the municipality has submitted enough information to determine whether the petition, application, or request complies with the applicable standards and criteria. (In the case of the DEP permits, the bill applies only to applications required by the statutes. ) The commissioner or commission must do this within 60 days of receiving the petition, application, or request and notify the municipality of any deficiencies in writing. If the commissioner or commission does not notify the municipality of any deficiencies by the deadline, it must be considered complete. These provisions apply notwithstanding the titles of the statutes governing these agencies.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2009

COMMITTEE ACTION

Planning and Development Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

19

Nay

0

(03/11/2009)