Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 346

February Session, 2018

 

LCO No. 1366

 

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Referred to Committee on ENVIRONMENT

 

Introduced by:

 

(ENV)

 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING PARITY FOR OIL AND GAS LEAK REPAIRS.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2018) Notwithstanding section 16-34a of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection shall require each propane gas dealer and each gas company in the state to respond to and remediate any gas leak for which such dealer or company is responsible not later than forty-eight hours after such dealer or company receives notice of such leak. Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect any propane gas dealer or gas company's responsibility to respond to such a leak that constitutes an emergency.

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

Section 1

October 1, 2018

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To establish parity between gas companies and home heating oil dealers for response and remediation times when there is a leak of their respective products.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]