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Amendment

 

February Session, 2018

LCO No. 4448

   
 

*HB0545404448HDO*

Offered by:

 

REP. DEMICCO, 21st Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5454

File No. 375

Cal. No. 249

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

Strike section 2 in its entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 2. (Effective from passage) The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection shall establish a pilot program for the purpose of expediting the issuance of permits. In order to expedite the issuance of permits under the pilot program, the commissioner may authorize the use of not more than two licensed environmental professionals, as described in section 22a-133v of the general statutes, or other qualified environmental professionals certified by the commissioner as experts on relevant regulations and principles of environmental protection. The commissioner may establish fees for the expedited service provided under such pilot program. The commissioner shall retain all authority for the issuance of any permit pursuant to such pilot program."