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Amendment

 

February Session, 2014

LCO No. 5654

   
 

*SB0023705654HRO*

Offered by:

 

REP. PISCOPO, 76th Dist.

 

To: Senate Bill No. 237

File No. 125

Cal. No. 527

(As Amended by Senate Amendment Schedules "A" and "B")

"AN ACT PROHIBITING THE STORAGE OR DISPOSAL OF FRACKING WASTE IN CONNECTICUT. "

Strike subsection (b) of section 1 in its entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(b) No person may accept, receive, collect, store, treat, transfer or dispose of waste from hydraulic fracturing, including, but not limited to, the discharge of wastewaters into or from a pollution abatement facility, until the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection adopts regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, including approval of such regulations by the standing legislative regulation review committee of the General Assembly, to: (1) Eliminate the exemption in the state's hazardous waste management regulations, adopted pursuant to subsection (c) of section 22a-449 for the wastes identified in 40 CFR 261. 4(b)(5), (2) ensure that any radioactive materials that may be present in wastes from hydraulic fracturing do not create or will not reasonably be expected to create a source of pollution to the air, land or waters of the state and do not otherwise pose a threat to the human health or the environment of this state, and (3) require disclosure of the composition of the waste from hydraulic fracturing. The commissioner shall not submit regulations authorized by this subsection to the standing legislative regulation review committee earlier than July 1, 2017, provided the commissioner shall submit such regulations to said committee not later than July 1, 2018. "