OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-265

AN ACT CONCERNING EXPEDITED PERMITTING PROCEDURES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FOR BUSINESS INITIATION, EXPANSION OR NEW PRODUCTION.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 19 $

FY 20 $

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

GF - Potential Cost

Up to 100,000

None

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill requires the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to modify all electronic and hard-copy permit application and renewal forms, including a check box for applicants to indicate certain information.

This may result in a cost to DEEP of up to $100,000 in FY 19 for: (1) reprogramming the agency's Site Information Management System (SIMS) electronic permitting and licensing computer program, and (2) reprinting all permit application and renewal forms.1

The Out Years

There is no annualized ongoing fiscal impact as the costs would only occur in FY 19.

1 SIMS is DEEP's agency-wide, primary enterprise information system and permitting database.