Substitute House Bill No. 6881

Public Act No. 99-68

An Act Concerning Termination of Certain Operations Regulated by the Department of Environmental Protection.

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

(NEW) (a) As used in this section, "regulated substance" means petroleum, any flammable substance, any extremely hazardous substance, as defined in 40 CFR 355, any hazardous substance, as defined in 40 CFR 302, or polychlorinated biphehyls in concentrations greater than fifty parts per million and "regulated activity" means the production, use, storage or handling of any regulated substance by a business if such production, use, storage or handling requires a permit from the Commissioner of Environmental Protection and is not otherwise regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (42 USC 6901 et seq.).

(b) Not later than the date of termination of all business or other activities at any facility involved in regulated activities, the owner or operator of such facility shall file a notice with the Commissioner of Environmental Protection which shall include information regarding a person employed by the business who may be contacted for information regarding compliance with this section.

(c) Not later than ninety days after such termination, such owner or operator shall (1) submit to the commissioner a list of all regulated substances located at the facility and all stationary storage vessels, (2) drain, remove or otherwise dispose of all regulated substances in accordance with any applicable law, (3) post warning signs around any area of land where the soil is contaminated with a regulated substance and (4) submit a certification to said commissioner with regard to whether regulated substances have been removed and disposed of in accordance with applicable law.

(d) Following receipt of the certification required under subsection (c) of this section, the commissioner shall conduct an inspection of such facility to determine compliance with this section.

(e) The Commissioner of Environmental Protection may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, to carry out the provisions of this section. The commissioner shall give notice of the requirements of this section to any person issued a permit on or after the effective date of this act for the production, use, storage or handling of a regulated substance, and to any person who has any such permit renewed on or after said date.

Approved May 27, 1999