OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-229

AN ACT CONCERNING THE ACCURACY AND APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT EVALUATIONS.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 17 $

FY 18 $

Various State Agencies

Various - Potential Cost

See Below

See Below

Note: Various=Various

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill requires that a portion of an environmental impact evaluation (EIE) to be redone if: (1) more than ten years pass between the EIE's publication date and the start of action under the EIE, or (2) if a petition requires review by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ).

Currently, state agencies proposing environmental actions with a potential environmental impact must prepare an EIE.

The bill does not result in a fiscal impact to CEQ as they are already reviewing EIEs. To the extent a portion of an EIE has to be redone, various state agencies may incur costs. On average, five EIEs were produced by state agencies over the past five years.

The annual ongoing fiscal impact described above would continue into the future subject to the number of EIEs currently over ten years old.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact described above would continue into the future subject to the number of EIEs currently over ten years old.