OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-5540

AN ACT TRANSFERRING CERTAIN POWERS OF THE BRISTOL RESOURCE RECOVERY FACILITY OPERATING COMMITTEE TO THE WEST CENTRAL CONNECTICUT SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLING BOARD.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5067

File Copy No.: 362

House Calendar No.: 288

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: See Below

Explanation

The amendment strikes the underlying bill and its associated fiscal impact.

Instead the amendment requires the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to allow the choice of in-state or out-of-state disposal of municipal solid waste (MSW) in the agency's solid waste management plan (SWMP) under certain circumstances. To the extent additional MSW is shipped out-of-state, municipalities may realize savings, as out-of-state disposal options are anticipated to result in lower tip fees to municipalities. To the extent a certain tonnage of MSW is already being shipped out-of-state currently, no additional municipal savings would be realized.

Sources:

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection: Solid Waste Management Plan

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 chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.