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Substitute Senate Bill No. 1019

Public Act No. 13-205

AN ACT CONCERNING ADMINISTRATIVE STREAMLINING AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 22a-342 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

The commissioner [shall] may establish, along any tidal or inland waterway or flood-prone area considered for stream clearance, channel improvement or any form of flood control or flood alleviation measure, lines beyond which, in the direction of the waterway or flood-prone area, no obstruction, encroachment or hindrance shall be placed by any person, and no such obstruction, encroachment or hindrance shall be maintained by any person unless authorized by said commissioner. The commissioner shall issue or deny permits upon applications for establishing such encroachments based upon his findings of the effect of such proposed encroachments upon the flood-carrying and water storage capacity of the waterways and flood plains, flood heights, hazards to life and property, and the protection and preservation of the natural resources and ecosystems of the state, including but not limited to ground and surface water, animal, plant and aquatic life, nutrient exchange, and energy flow, with due consideration given to the results of similar encroachments constructed along the reach of waterway. Each application for a permit shall be accompanied by a fee as follows: (1) No change in grades and no construction of above-ground structures, four hundred seventy dollars; (2) a change in grade and no construction of above-ground structures, nine hundred forty dollars; and (3) a change in grade and above-ground structures or buildings, four thousand dollars.

Sec. 2. Section 22a-6 of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (l) as follows (Effective October 1, 2013):

(NEW) (l) Notwithstanding any provision of this title, for any required newspaper publication of public notice concerning a tentative determination on a permit, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection may provide such public notice on the Internet web site of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection provided: (1) Such public notice shall remain posted on such Internet web site for the duration of the entire applicable public notice period, and (2) the applicable date and time and nature of the opportunity for public participation shall concomitantly be published with a minimum one-sixteenth page advertisement in a newspaper having a general circulation in the area affected. Such advertisement shall include the Internet web site address where the details of the public notification can be ascertained.

Sec. 3. Section 22a-155 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) [In any proceeding under sections 22a-151 to 22a-158, inclusive, or any other applicable statute (1) for the issuance or modification of rules and regulations relating to control of sources of ionizing radiation; or (2) for granting, suspending, revoking or amending any license; or (3) for determining compliance with or granting exceptions from rules and regulations of the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, the commissioner or his representative designated in writing shall hold a hearing upon the request of any person whose interest may be affected by the proceeding, and shall admit any such person as a party to such proceeding. Thirty days published notice shall be given of any such hearing. ] The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection may issue, modify or revoke any order to correct or abate any violation of sections 22a-148 to 22a-158, inclusive, as amended by this act, including any license issued pursuant to said sections and any regulation adopted pursuant to said sections. Any such order may include remedial measures that are necessary to correct or abate such violations.

(b) [Any final order entered in any proceeding under subsection (a) of this section shall be subject to judicial review by the Superior Court in the manner prescribed in section 25-36. ] Any order issued pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be served by certified mail, return receipt requested, or by service by a state marshal or indifferent person. If a state marshal or indifferent person serves such order, a true copy of such order shall be served, and the original, with a return of such service endorsed thereon, shall be filed with the commissioner. Such order shall be deemed to be issued on the date of service or on the date such order is deposited in the mail, as applicable. Any order issued pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall state the basis on which such order is issued and shall specify a reasonable time for compliance.

(c) Any order issued pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be final unless a person aggrieved by such order files a written request for a hearing before the commissioner not later than thirty days after the date of issuance of such order. Upon the receipt of any such request for a hearing, the commissioner shall hold a hearing as soon as practicable thereafter. After any such hearing, the commissioner shall consider all supporting and rebutting evidence and affirm, modify or revoke such order in the commissioner's discretion and shall so notify the recipient of the order by certified mail, return receipt requested, of the commissioner's determination.

(d) The commissioner may, after a hearing held pursuant to subsection (c) of this section, or at any time after the issuance of an order pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, modify such order or extend the time for compliance with such order, provided the commissioner determines such modification or extension is advisable or necessary. Any such modification or extension shall be deemed to be a revision of the existing order and shall not constitute a new order. No person may request a hearing pursuant to subsection (c) of this section or take appeal to the Superior Court pursuant to subsection (e) of this section on such modification or extension.

(e) Any person aggrieved by a final order of the commissioner issued pursuant to this section may appeal such order to the superior court for the judicial district of New Britain in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183.

Sec. 4. Section 22a-157 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

No person shall use, manufacture, produce, transport, transfer, receive, acquire, own or possess any source of ionizing radiation, unless exempt, licensed or registered in accordance with the provisions of sections [22a-151] 22a-148 to 22a-158, inclusive, as amended by this act.

Sec. 5. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2013) The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection may issue a cease and desist order in accordance with section 22a-7 of the general statutes for any violation of sections 22a-148 to 22a-158, inclusive, of the general statutes, as amended by this act, and may suspend or revoke any registration issued by the commissioner pursuant to section 22a-148 or 22a-150 of the general statutes, upon a showing of cause after a hearing held in accordance with chapter 54 of the general statutes.

Sec. 6. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2013) (a) Whenever, in the judgment of the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, any person has engaged in or is about to engage in any act, practice or omission that constitutes, or will constitute, a violation of any provision of chapter 446a of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted or order issued pursuant to chapter 446a of the general statutes, the Attorney General may, at the request of the commissioner, bring an action in the superior court for the judicial district of New Britain for an order enjoining such act, practice or omission. Such order may require remedial measures and direct compliance. Upon a showing by the commissioner that such person has engaged in or is about to engage in any such act, practice or omission, the court may issue a permanent or temporary injunction, restraining order or other order, as appropriate.

(b) Any action brought by the Attorney General pursuant to this section shall have precedence in the order of trial as provided in section 52-191 of the general statutes.

Sec. 7. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2013) (a) Any person who, with criminal negligence, violates any provision of chapter 446a of the general statutes, including, but not limited to, any regulation, license or order adopted or issued pursuant to chapter 446a of the general statutes, or who, with criminal negligence, makes any false statement, representation or certification in any application, registration, notification or other document filed or required to be maintained pursuant to said chapter, shall be fined not more than twenty-five thousand dollars per day for each day of violation or be imprisoned not more than one year, or both. A subsequent conviction for any such violation shall carry a fine of not more than fifty thousand dollars per day for each day of violation or imprisonment for not more than two years, or both.

(b) Any person who knowingly makes any false statement, representation or certification in any application, registration, notification or other document filed or required to be maintained pursuant to chapter 446a of the general statutes shall be fined not more than fifty thousand dollars per day for each day of violation or be imprisoned not more than three years, or both. A subsequent conviction for any such violation shall carry a fine of not more than fifty thousand dollars per day for each day of violation or imprisonment for not more than ten years, or both.

Sec. 8. Section 14-164h of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

[(a)] The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall report to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the Department of Motor Vehicles, concerning the operation of the motor vehicle emissions inspection program, not later than the fifteenth business day of each month. The report shall include, but not be limited to, the following information: Compliance records, the number of vehicles passing and failing emissions inspections, the number of vehicles receiving waivers from compliance with emission standards, the number of vehicles inspected at each station, any information provided by the independent contractor to the Department of Motor Vehicles, enforcement proceedings employed against those who fail to comply with exhaust emission standards, and any problems concerning the operation of the program.

[(b) The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection shall report to said committee concerning (1) emissions reductions resulting from the operation of the inspection program, not later than the fifteenth business day of January, April, July and October, annually, and (2) air quality in the state, not later than the first day of September, annually. ]

Sec. 9. Section 22a-134q of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection shall compile an inventory of contaminated wells and leaking underground storage tanks known to him. [and shall submit such inventory to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the environment not later than February 1, 1990, and annually thereafter. ] As used in this section, "contaminated well" means any well that exceeds maximum levels for substances established in the Public Health Code or action levels determined jointly by the Commissioners of Public Health and Energy and Environmental Protection.

Sec. 10. Subsection (a) of section 51-344a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) Whenever the term "judicial district of Hartford-New Britain" or "judicial district of Hartford-New Britain at Hartford" is used or referred to in the following sections of the general statutes, it shall be deemed to mean or refer to the judicial district of Hartford on and after September 1, 1998: Sections 1-205, 1-206, 2-48, 3-21a, 3-62d, 3-70a, 3-71a, 4-61, 4-160, 4-164, 4-177b, 4-180, 4-183, 4-197, 5-202, 5-276a, 8-30g, 9-7a, 9-7b, 9-369b, 10-153e, 12-208, 12-237, 12-268l, 12-312, 12-330m, 12-405k, 12-422, 12-448, 12-454, 12-456, 12-463, 12-489, 12-522, 12-554, 12-565, 12-572, 12-586f, 12-597, 12-730, 13b-34, 13b-235, 13b-315, 13b-375, 14-57, 14-66, 14-67u, 14-110, 14-195, 14-311, 14-311c, 14-324, 14-331, 15-125, 15-126, 16-41, 16a-5, 17b-60, 17b-100, 17b-238, 17b-531, 19a-85, 19a-86, 19a-123d, 19a-425, 19a-498, 19a-517, 19a-526, 19a-633, 20-12f, 20-13e, 20-29, 20-40, 20-45, 20-59, 20-73a, 20-86f, 20-99, 20-114, 20-133, 20-154, 20-156, 20-162p, 20-192, 20-195p, 20-202, 20-206c, 20-227, 20-238, 20-247, 20-263, 20-271, 20-307, 20-341f, 20-363, 20-373, 20-404, 20-414, 21a-55, 21a-190i, 22-7, 22-64, 22-228, 22-248, 22-254, 22-320d, 22-326a, 22-344b, 22-386, 22a-6b, 22a-7, 22a-16, 22a-30, 22a-34, 22a-53, 22a-60, 22a-62, 22a-63, 22a-66h, 22a-106a, 22a-119, [22a-167,] 22a-180, 22a-182a, 22a-184, 22a-220a, 22a-220d, 22a-225, 22a-226, 22a-226c, 22a-227, 22a-250, 22a-255l, 22a-276, 22a-285a, 22a-285g, 22a-285j, 22a-310, 22a-342a, 22a-344, as amended by this act, 22a-361a, 22a-374, 22a-376, 22a-408, 22a-430, 22a-432, 22a-438, 22a-449f, 22a-449g, 22a-459, 23-5e, 23-65m, 25-32e, 25-36, 28-5, 29-143j, 29-158, 29-161z, 29-323, 30-8, 31-109, 31-249b, 31-266, 31-266a, 31-270, 31-273, 31-284, 31-285, 31-339, 31-355a, 31-379, 35-3c, 35-42, 36a-186, 36a-187, 36a-471a, 36a-494, 36a-587, 36a-647, 36a-684, 36a-718, 36a-807, 36b-26, 36b-27, 36b-30, 36b-50, 36b-71, 36b-72, 36b-74, 36b-76, 38a-41, 38a-52, 38a-134, 38a-139, 38a-140, 38a-147, 38a-150, 38a-185, 38a-209, 38a-225, 38a-226b, 38a-241, 38a-337, 38a-470, 38a-620, 38a-657, 38a-687, 38a-774, 38a-776, 38a-817, 38a-843, 38a-868, 38a-906, 38a-994, 42-103c, 42-110d, 42-110k, 42-110p, 42-182, 46a-5, 46a-56, 46a-100, 47a-21, 49-73, 51-44a, 51-81b, 51-194, 52-146j, 53-392d and 54-211a.

Sec. 11. Section 22a-9 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

The commissioner shall act as the official agent of the state in all matters affecting the purposes of this title and sections 2-20a, 5-238a, subsection (c) of section 7-131a, sections 7-131e, 7-131f, subsection (a) of section 7-131g, sections 7-131i, 7-131l, subsection (a) of section 10-409, subdivisions (51) and (52) of section 12-81, subdivisions (21) and (22) of section 12-412, subsections (a) and (b) of section 13a-94, sections 13a-142a, 13b-56, 13b-57, 14-100b, 14-164c, chapter 268, sections 16a-103, 22-91c, 22-91e, subsections (b) and (c) of section 22a-148, section 22a-150, subdivisions (2) and (3) of section 22a-151, sections 22a-153, 22a-154, 22a-155, as amended by this act, [22a-156,] 22a-158, chapter 446c, sections 22a-295, 22a-300, 22a-308, 22a-416, chapters 446h to 446k, inclusive, chapters 447 and 448, sections 23-35, 23-37a, 23-41, chapter 462, section 25-34, chapter 477, subsection (b) of section 25-128, subsection (a) of section 25-131, chapters 490 and 491 and sections 26-257, 26-297, 26-303 and 47-46a, under any federal laws now or hereafter to be enacted and as the official agent of any municipality, district, region or authority or other recognized legal entity in connection with the grant or advance of any federal or other funds or credits to the state or through the state, to its political subdivisions.

Sec. 12. Subsection (c) of section 22a-2d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(c) Wherever the words "Commissioner of Environmental Protection" are used or referred to in the following sections of the general statutes, the words "Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection" shall be substituted in lieu thereof: 3-7, 3-100, 4-5, 4-168, 4a-57, 4a-67d, 4b-15a, 4b-21, 5-238a, 7-121d, 7-131, 7-131a, 7-131d, 7-131e, 7-131f, 7-131g, 7-131i, 7-131l, 7-131t, 7-131u, 7-136h, 7-137c, 7-147, 7-151a, 7-151b, 7-245, 7-246, 7-246f, 7-247, 7-249a, 7-323o, 7-374, 7-487, 8-336f, 10-231b, 10-231c, 10-231d, 10-231g, 10-382, 10-388, 10-389, 10-391, 12-81, 12-81r, 12-107d, 12-217mm, 12-263m, 12-407, 12-412, 13a-80i, 13a-94, 13a-142a, 13a-142b, 13a-142e, 13a-175j, 13b-11a, 13b-38x, 13b-51, 13b-56, 13b-57, 13b-329, 14-21e, 14-21i, 14-21s, 14-65a, 14-67l, 14-80a, 14-100b, 14-164c, 14-164h, as amended by this act, 14-164i, 14-164k, 14-164o, 15-11a, 15-121, 15-125, 15-127, 15-130, 15-133a, 15-133c, 15-140a, 15-140c, 15-140d, 15-140e, 15-140f, 15-140j, 15-140o, 15-140u, 15-140v, 15-141, 15-142, 15-143, 15-144, 15-145, 15-149a, 15-149b, 15-150a, 15-151, 15-154, 15-154a, 15-155, 15-155d, 15-156, 15-174, 16-2, 16-11a, 16-19e, 16-19g, 16-50c, 16-50d, 16-50j, 16-261a, 16a-3, 16a-21a, 16a-27, 16a-35h, 16a-38k, 16a-103, 16a-106, 19a-35a, 19a-47, 19a-102a, 19a-330, 19a-341, 21-84b, 22-6c, 22-11h, 22-26cc, 22-81a, 22-91c, 22-350a, 22-358, 22a-1g, 22a-2a, 22a-5b, 22a-5c, 22a-6, as amended by this act, 22a-6a, 22a-6b, 22a-6e, 22a-6f, 22a-6g, 22a-6h, 22a-6i, 22a-6j, 22a-6k, 22a-6l, 22a-6m, 22a-6n, 22a-6p, 22a-6s, 22a-6u, 22a-6v, 22a-6w, 22a-6y, 22a-6z, 22a-6aa, 22a-6bb, 22a-6cc, 22a-7a, 22a-7b, 22a-8a, 22a-10, 22a-13, 22a-16a, 22a-21, 22a-21b, 22a-21c, 22a-21d, 22a-21h, 22a-21j, 22a-22, 22a-25, 22a-26, 22a-27, 22a-27f, 22a-27l, 22a-27p, 22a-27r, 22a-27s, 22a-27t, 22a-27u, 22a-27v, 22a-27w, 22a-29, 22a-35a, 22a-38, 22a-42a, 22a-44, 22a-45a, 22a-45b, 22a-45c, 22a-45d, 22a-47, 22a-54, 22a-54a, 22a-56a, 22a-66a, 22a-66c, 22a-66j, 22a-66k, 22a-66l, 22a-66y, 22a-66z, 22a-68, 22a-93, 22a-106a, 22a-109, 22a-113n, 22a-113t, 22a-114, 22a-115, 22a-118, 22a-122, 22a-133a, 22a-133b, 22a-133k, 22a-133l, 22a-133m, 22a-133n, 22a-133u, 22a-133v, 22a-133w, 22a-133y, 22a-133z, 22a-133aa, 22a-133bb, 22a-133ee, 22a-134, 22a-134e, 22a-134f, 22a-134g, 22a-134h, 22a-134i, 22a-134k, 22a-134l, 22a-134m, 22a-134n, 22a-134p, 22a-134s, 22a-135, 22a-136, 22a-137, 22a-148, 22a-149, 22a-150, 22a-151, 22a-153, 22a-154, 22a-155, as amended by this act, [22a-156,] 22a-158, 22a-160, 22a-162, 22a-170, 22a-171, 22a-173, 22a-174c, 22a-174d, 22a-174e, 22a-174f, 22a-174g, 22a-174h, 22a-174i, 22a-174j, 22a-174k, 22a-174l, 22a-174m, 22a-180, 22a-182a, 22a-183, 22a-186, 22a-188, 22a-188a, 22a-191, 22a-191a, 22a-192, 22a-193, 22a-194a, 22a-194c, 22a-194f, 22a-198, 22a-199, 22a-200, 22a-200a, 22a-200b, 22a-200c, 22a-201a, 22a-201b, 22a-207, 22a-208a, 22a-208b, 22a-208d, 22a-208e, 22a-208f, 22a-208g, 22a-208h, 22a-208j, 22a-208o, 22a-208p, 22a-208q, 22a-208v, 22a-208w, 22a-208x, 22a-208y, 22a-208aa, 22a-208bb, 22a-209a, 22a-209b, 22a-209d, 22a-209f, 22a-209g, 22a-209h, 22a-209i, 22a-213a, 22a-214, 22a-219b, 22a-219c, 22a-219e, 22a-220, 22a-220a, 22a-220d, 22a-222, 22a-223, 22a-225, 22a-227, 22a-228, 22a-230, 22a-231, 22a-233a, 22a-235, 22a-235a, 22a-237, 22a-238, 22a-239, 22a-240, 22a-240a, 22a-241, 22a-241a, 22a-241b, 22a-241g, 22a-241h, 22a-241j, 22a-245, 22a-245a, 22a-245b, 22a-245d, 22a-248, 22a-250, 22a-250a, 22a-250b, 22a-250c, 22a-252, 22a-255b, 22a-255c, 22a-255d, 22a-255f, 22a-255h, 22a-256b, 22a-256c, 22a-256i, 22a-256m, 22a-256o, 22a-256q, 22a-256r, 22a-256v, 22a-256y, 22a-256aa, 22a-260, 22a-264, 22a-283, 22a-285a, 22a-285d, 22a-285e, 22a-285g, 22a-285h, 22a-285j, 22a-295, 22a-300, 22a-308, 22a-309, 22a-314, 22a-315, 22a-316, 22a-317, 22a-318, 22a-319, 22a-320, 22a-321, 22a-322, 22a-324, 22a-326, 22a-328, 22a-336, 22a-337, 22a-339a, 22a-339b, 22a-339c, 22a-339d, 22a-339f, 22a-339g, 22a-339h, 22a-342a, 22a-349, 22a-349a, 22a-351, 22a-352, 22a-354b, 22a-354c, 22a-354d, 22a-354e, 22a-354f, 22a-354h, 22a-354i, 22a-354j, 22a-354k, 22a-354l, 22a-354p, 22a-354q, 22a-354t, 22a-354u, 22a-354v, 22a-354w, 22a-354x, 22a-354z, 22a-354aa, 22a-354bb, 22a-354cc, 22a-355, 22a-357, 22a-359, 22a-361, 22a-361a, 22a-363b, 22a-364, 22a-367, 22a-368a, 22a-378a, 22a-381, 22a-401, 22a-402, 22a-406, 22a-409, 22a-416, 22a-423, 22a-426, 22a-430b, 22a-430c, 22a-434a, 22a-439, 22a-439a, 22a-444, 22a-445, 22a-449, 22a-449e, 22a-449f, 22a-449g, 22a-449h, 22a-449i, 22a-449j, 22a-449k, 22a-449l, 22a-449n, 22a-449p, 22a-449q, 22a-450a, 22a-452a, 22a-452e, 22a-453a, 22a-454c, 22a-457a, 22a-457b, 22a-458, 22a-459, 22a-461, 22a-462, 22a-463, 22a-471, 22a-472, 22a-474, 22a-475, 22a-482, 22a-485, 22a-497, 22a-500, 22a-501, 22a-517, 22a-521, 22a-522, 22a-523, 22a-524, 22a-525, 22a-526, 22a-527, 22a-601, 22a-602, 22a-605, 22a-613, 22a-616, 22a-626, 22a-627, 22a-629, 22a-630, 22a-634, 22a-637, 22a-638, 22a-902, 23-4, 23-5, 23-5b, 23-6, 23-7, 23-8, 23-8b, 23-9a, 23-9b, 23-10, 23-10b, 23-10c, 23-10e, 23-10i, 23-11, 23-12, 23-13, 23-14, 23-15a, 23-15b, 23-16, 23-16a, 23-17, 23-18, 23-20, 23-21, 23-22, 23-23, 23-24, 23-24a, 23-25, 23-26b, 23-26c, 23-26d, 23-26f, 23-26g, 23-30, 23-31, 23-32, 23-32a, 23-33, 23-37a, 23-37b, 23-41, 23-61a, 23-61b, 23-61f, 23-65, 23-65f, 23-65g, 23-65h, 23-65i, 23-65j, 23-65l, 23-65m, 23-65n, 23-65o, 23-65p, 23-65q, 23-73, 23-75, 23-77, 23-101, 23-102, 24-2, 25-33e, 25-33k, 25-33m, 25-33o, 25-34, 25-68b, 25-68i, 25-68k, 25-68l, 25-68m, 25-68n, 25-71, 25-72, 25-74, 25-76, 25-80, 25-83a, 25-94, 25-95, 25-97, 25-102a, 25-102d, 25-102e, 25-102f, 25-102t, 25-102ii, 25-102qq, 25-102xx, 25-109e, 25-109q, 25-131, 25-139, 25-155, 25-157, 25-178, 25-199, 25-199a, 25-201, 25-231, 26-1, 26-3, 26-3a, 26-3b, 26-3c, 26-5, 26-6, 26-6a, 26-7, 26-15, 26-17a, 26-18, 26-25a, 26-25b, 26-27, 26-27b, 26-27c, 26-27d, 26-28b, 26-29c, 26-30, 26-31, 26-31a, 26-40a, 26-40c, 26-46, 26-55, 26-65, 26-65a, 26-67b, 26-67c, 26-67e, 26-74, 26-80a, 26-86a, 26-86c, 26-86e, 26-91, 26-103, 26-107f, 26-107h, 26-107i, 26-115, 26-119, 26-141a, 26-141b, 26-141c, 26-142a, 26-142b, 26-157c, 26-157d, 26-157e, 26-157h, 26-157i, 26-159a, 26-186a, 26-192j, 26-297, 26-313, 26-314, 26-315, 26-316, 28-1b, 28-31, 29-32b, 32-1e, 32-9dd, 32-9kk, 32-9ll, 32-11a, 32-23x, 32-242, 32-242a, 32-664, 38a-684, 47-46a, 47-59b, 47-65, 47-65a, 47-66, 47-66d, 47-66g, 51-164n, 52-192, 52-473a, 53-190, 53a-44a, 53a-54b and 53a-217e.

Sec. 13. Section 22a-344 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) The commissioner or a hearing examiner, designated by him, shall hold a public hearing to review the proposed encroachment lines along any waterway or flood-prone area prepared in accordance with section 22a-343 with due consideration of the equities involved. Notice of such hearing shall be given by mail to all property owners known to be affected by the proposed lines and shall be published three times in a newspaper having a general circulation in the area involved. The commissioner shall take appropriate steps to inform the public and the interested property owners of the proposals by making suitable maps available in the office of the town clerk of the town wherein the property is located for inspection, study and discussion. After consideration of all testimony and pertinent facts at his disposal and with due regard for the public interest and the rights of respective property owners, the commissioner may approve the location of the lines as proposed or as modified and thereupon shall establish such lines by order. Such order shall be recorded with appropriate maps with the town clerks of the respective towns involved. Notice of such order establishing or altering such line or lines shall be mailed to all persons known to be affected thereby and shall be published three times in a newspaper having a general circulation in the area involved. Any person aggrieved by any order of the commissioner as to the location of such line may appeal therefrom, in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183, except venue for such appeal shall be in the judicial district of New Britain.

(b) Any order of the commissioner that established encroachment lines on or before October 1, 2013, shall be deemed to be revoked.

Sec. 14. Sections 22a-156, 22a-166 and 22a-167 of the general statutes are repealed. (Effective October 1, 2013)

Approved June 21, 2013