OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5454

AN ACT CONCERNING NINETY-DAY PERMIT TURNAROUND TIMES FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill requires the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to make best efforts to make a final determination on complete permit applications within 90 days. This has no fiscal impact, as approximately 80% of general and individual receive a determination by DEEP within 90 days.

Additionally, the bill requires DEEP to establish a pilot program allowing two licensed environmental professionals (LEP's) to expedite the issuance of permits. This provision is not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact as the bill requires DEEP to recover LEP expenses through permit fees.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None