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General Assembly

File No. 441

    February Session, 2012

Substitute House Bill No. 5342

House of Representatives, April 16, 2012

The Committee on Commerce reported through REP. BERGER of the 73rd Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the House, that the substitute bill ought to pass.

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

Section 1

July 1, 2012

32-9kk(a)

Sec. 2

July 1, 2012

32-9kk(f)

Sec. 3

July 1, 2012

32-9kk(j)

Sec. 4

July 1, 2012

32-9kk(l)

Sec. 5

July 1, 2012

32-9mm

Sec. 6

July 1, 2012

PA 11-57, Sec. 13(b)

Sec. 7

July 1, 2012

PA 11-57, Sec. 32(b)

Sec. 8

July 1, 2012

New section

Sec. 9

from passage

PA 10-135, Sec. 2

CE

Joint Favorable Subst.

 

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Treasurer, Debt Serv.

GF - Cost

See Below

See Below

Department of Economic & Community Development

GF - Potential Cost

Indeterminate

Indeterminate

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

GF -Potential Revenue Loss

See Below

See Below

Various State Agencies

GF - Potential Cost

Less than $1,000

Less than $1,000

Municipalities

Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Various Municipalities

Potential Revenue Impact

See Below

See Below

Task

Deadlines

Current Law

Bill

Submit investigation plan and remediation schedule

Plan and schedule due within 180 days after brownfield accepted into program (i.e., acceptance date)

Plan and schedule due within 180 days after the first installment payment due date, including extensions

Plan and schedule shows when investigation and remediation will be started and completed

Investigation completed within two years after acceptance date and remediation started and completed within three and eight years, respectively, after acceptance date

Investigation completed within two years after first installment payment due date, including extensions, and remediation started and completed within three and eight years, respectively, after first installment due date, including extensions

Complete investigation

Investigation completed within two years after the acceptance date

Investigation completed within two years after first installment payment due date, including extensions

Submit licensed environmental professional-approved remediation plan and begin remediation

Plan submitted and remediation begun within three years after acceptance date

Plan submitted and remediation begun within three years after first installment payment due date, including extensions

Complete remediation and submit remedial action report and verification or interim verification

Remediation completed and remedial action report and verification or interim verification submitted within eight years after acceptance date

Remediation completed and remedial action report and verification or interim verification submitted to within eight years after first installment payment due date, including extensions

Yea

17

Nay

0

(03/27/2012)

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1 Under current law, an applicant may transfer a brownfield to another party before completing its investigation and remediation. The brownfield may remain in the program if the transferee meets the program's eligibility criteria and pays a $10,000 fee, which it must pay again when it finishes remediating the property and submits documents necessary to receive the program's protections.