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General Assembly

 

Substitute Bill No. 229

    February Session, 2016

 

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

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

Section 1. Section 22a-1b of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (f) as follows (Effective from passage):

(NEW) (f) Whenever an environmental impact evaluation is prepared pursuant to this section and a period of ten or more years elapses between the completion of such environmental impact evaluation and the commencement of the proposed action, such environmental impact evaluation shall be reviewed by the Council on Environmental Quality for a determination of any substantial changes if the commissioner of the sponsoring agency receives a petition signed by one hundred or more members of the public requesting such a review. In the event that such review identifies a substantial change relating to any item set forth in such evaluation pursuant to subsection (c) of this section, such environmental impact evaluation shall be remade as it relates to such substantial change. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to affect any construction contract entered by any state department, institution or agency prior to the effective date of this subsection.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

22a-1b

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Joint Favorable Subst.