HB 5623 – OPPOSE (Sponsor Willing to Amend)

Short Description:  EPA-UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS

House Sponsors
Rep. Anthony DeLuca and Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer

Synopsis As Introduced
      Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that moneys from the Underground Storage Tank Fund may be used by the Environmental Protection Agency to remove petroleum underground storage tanks that (i) do not have an owner or operator and (ii) are located on property owned by a unit of local government. Allows the Agency to adopt rules under which units of local government may request that the Agency remove, or take action in response to releases from, the petroleum underground storage tanks. Requires the rules to include criteria for ranking sites so that highest priority is given to sites that pose the greatest threat to human health and the environment. Provides that the Agency shall not take action on requests submitted under the amendatory provisions if there is a payment priority list formed under specified provisions of the Act. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Last Action 

Date

Chamber

 Action

  3/3/2020

House

Assigned to Energy & Environment Committee

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