OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-6441

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DAM SAFETY PROGRAM.

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 7537), House "C" (LCO 8118), House "D" (LCO 8086)

House Calendar No.: 86

Senate Calendar No.: 674


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill requires owners of a high or significant hazard dam to develop and implement an emergency action plan. There is no fiscal impact, as the state and municipalities have already developed emergency action plans.

The bill also makes other changes which are not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact to the state or municipalities.

House “A” makes changes to environmental laws concerning dams that are not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact.

House “C” requires the commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to establish recommendations for a pilot program concerning the use of certain larvicide (methoprene and resmethrin) under certain conditions. The requirement to develop recommendations is also not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact

Lastly, House “D” requires the commissioner of DEEP to coordinate with the commissioner of Public Health and local health departments to conduct a survey of certain standing water areas that are determined to be a risk, and requires the agency to enforce certain provisions concerning mosquitos. DEEP is also required to encourage public outreach regarding the risks of standing water and West Nile Virus. There is also no fiscal impact associated with this requirement.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None