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Environment, Energy and Land Use Legislative Update

March 5, 2010

Contrary to the old adage, the month of March is "in like a lamb and out like a lion" for legislative committees. In a short session, the timelines for the committee process are compressed and the mid-to-end of March is a busy time for committees with bill deadlines, public hearings, and joint favorable report deadlines all packed into a few weeks.

The deadline for Raised Bills (i.e., committee requests to fully draft bills that are not based on Proposed Bills) has passed. The deadline for Committee Bills (i.e., requests to fully draft bills based on Proposed Bills that have had a public hearing) is coming up in the next week for most of the committees. As a result, by the end of next week we will know the pool of bills (either Committee or Raised) for this session. That pool of bills will then be further narrowed at the Joint Favorable Report deadline, approximately 10 days later.

Table 1 contains a cumulative list of select bill that may be of interest regarding environmental, energy and land use matters. For more information on each bill select the “Bill Status” link.

Table 1:  Environment, Energy, and Land Use Related Bills

Committee of Origin

Bill No.


Title

Bill Status Report

Public Hearing Date (if any)

ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

Environment

114

AA AUTHORIZING SUNDAY BOW HUNTING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY

Bill Status

Environment

118

AAC CONNECTICUT QUALIFIED BIODIESEL PRODUCER GRANTS

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/01

Environment

119

AAC REMEDIATION PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Bill Status

Public Hearing 02/22

Environment

120

AA AUTHORIZING REVIEW OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION'S GUIDANCE STATEMENTS AND POLICIES BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S REGULATION REVIEW COMMITTEE

Bill Status

Public Hearing 02/22

Environment

121

AAC THE EXTENSION OF GENERAL PERMITS ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Bill Status

Public Hearing 02/22

Environment

123

AAC PRESERVING NATURAL VEGETATION NEAR WETLANDS AND WATERCOURSES

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/08

Environment

124

AAC LONG ISLAND SOUND AND COASTAL PERMITTING

Bill Status

Public Hearing 02/22

Environment

127

AAC RECYCLING AND SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

Bill Status

Public Hearing 02/22

Environment

205

AAC ENHANCEMENTS TO THE INLAND WETLANDS AND WATERCOURSES ACT

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/08

Environment

206

AAC LOCAL LAND USE AGENCIES AND THE SITING OF TELECOMMUNICATION TOWERS

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/01

Environment

273

AAC THE DISCHARGE OF CERTAIN VESSEL PRESSURE WASHING WASTEWATERS

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/08

Environment

382

AN ACT REQUIRING BIODIESEL BLENDED HEATING OIL AND LOWERING THE SULFUR CONTENT OF HEATING OIL SOLD IN THE STATE

Bill Status

Environment

383

AAC A STATE-WIDE WATER USE PLAN

Bill Status

Environment

385

AN ACT CREATING INCENTIVES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOLAR ENERGY AND OTHER RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES

Bill Status

Environment

386

AAC THE ADOPTION OF REGULATIONS RELATING TO WATER USE, PLANNING AND PROTECTION

Bill Status

Environment

5117

AAC CONSERVATION AND PRESERVATION RESTRICTIONS HELD BY THE STATE

Bill Status

Public Hearing 02/22

Environment

5119

AAC MINOR REVISIONS TO THE UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PETROLEUM CLEAN-UP ACCOUNT AND GROUNDWATER POLLUTION ABATEMENT STATUTES

Bill Status

Public Hearing 02/22

Environment

5120

AAC PRIVATE AND MUNICIPAL RECYCLING, ZONING ORDINANCES AND SOLID WASTE COLLECTION CONTRACTS

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/01

Environment

5121

AAC REVISIONS TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE COMMUNITY STATUTE

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/01

Environment

5125

AAC THE IDENTIFICATION OF SOURCES OF POLLUTION OUTSIDE OF THE STATE THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THE POLLUTION OF THE STATE'S AIR, WATER AND LAND

Bill Status

Public Hearing 02/22

Environment

5127

AAC THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROPOSALS OF THE OZONE TRANSPORT COMMISSION

Bill Status

Public Hearing 02/22

Environment

5240

AAC AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS IN ENVIRONMENTALLY REGULATED AREAS

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/01

Environment

5319

AAC RECYCLING, CERTAIN SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT REFORMS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR SOLID WASTE AND ASH RESIDUE FACILITIES

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/08

Environment

5418

AAC INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PLANS FOR MUNICIPAL FACILITIES

Bill Status

 

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

Energy and Technology

24

AAC SALES TAX EXEMPTION FOR RENEWABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES

Bill Status

Public Hearing 02/23

Energy and Technology

181

AA REDEFINING CLASS I RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES

Bill Status

Public Hearing 02/23

Energy and Technology

182

AAC REVISIONS TO THE UTILITY STATUTES

Bill Status

Public Hearing 02/23

Energy and Technology

203

AA PERMITTING CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATIONS TO BENEFIT FROM CLEAN ENERGY FUND PROGRAMS

Bill Status

Energy and Technology

5215

AAC MODIFICATIONS TO THE PURCHASED GAS, ENERGY AND TRANSMISSION RATE ADJUSTMENT CLAUSES

Bill Status

Public Hearing 02/23

Energy and Technology

5361

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MUNICIPAL AND STATE ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/04

Energy and Technology

5362

AAC RENEWABLE ENERGY

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/04

Energy and Technology

5364

AAC VIRTUAL NET METERING

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/04

Energy and Technology

5365

AAC ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/04

Energy and Technology

5464

AAC MUNICIPAL ENCOURAGEMENT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/11

Energy and Technology

5465

AAC THE DEVELOPMENT OF GREEN JOBS

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/09

Energy and Technology

5466

AAC CLIMATE CHANGE

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/09

Energy and Technology

5467

AAC THE COORDINATION OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/09

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Planning and Development

144

AAC ENHANCED REGIONALISM

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/10

Planning and Development

199

AAC THE STATE PLAN OF CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/10

Planning and Development

302

AAC STATE FUNDING OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING LOCATED IN A FIVE-HUNDRED-YEAR FLOOD PLAIN

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/05

Planning and Development

304

AAC STATE SURPLUS PROPERTIES

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/05

Planning and Development

338

AN ACT REDUCING DEVELOPMENT BURDENS

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/05

Planning and Development

5031

AA REDUCING COSTS TO MUNICIPALITIES

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/10

Planning and Development

5208

AAC EXPEDITED PERMITTING FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Bill Status

Public Hearing 02/25

Planning and Development

5240

AAC AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS IN ENVIRONMENTALLY REGULATED AREAS

Bill Status

Public Hearing 0/3/01

 

Planning and Development

5268

AAC TAX ASSESSMENTS FOR SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICTS

Bill Status

Public Hearing 0/3/01

Planning and Development

5338

AAC LOCAL PLANS OF CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/10

OTHER COMMITTEES

Commerce

37

AAC THE AUTHORIZATION OF BONDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FOR BROWNFIELD DEVELOPMENT LOANS

Bill Status

Commerce

174

AAC THE STANDARDS OF WATER QUALITY

Bill Status

Public Hearing 02/25

Commerce

178

AAC ECONOMIC INDICATORS IN ENERGY DECISIONS

Bill Status

Public Hearing 02/25

Judiciary

238

AAC A SPECIALIZED DOCKET FOR LAND USE APPEALS

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/03

Housing

317

AAC BUILDINGS LOCATED WITHIN THE FIVE-HUNDRED-YEAR FLOODPLAIN

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/04

Education

5192

AAC REIMBURSEMENT FOR UPDATING HVAC SYSTEMS IN SCHOOLS

Bill Status

General Law

5225

AAC SOLAR WORK

Bill Status

Public Hearing 02/25

Program Review and Investigations

5301

AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES IN CONNECTICUT

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/08

Commerce

5359

AN ACT REQUIRING PERMITS ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION BE ADOPTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/02

Housing

5374

AAC PROMOTING AND SUSTAINING AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN CONNECTICUT

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/04

Commerce

5436

AAC BROWNFIELD REMEDIATION LIABILITY

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/09

Commerce

5437

AAC FUNDING FOR BROWNFIELD REMEDIATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Bill Status

Public Hearing 03/09

Public Health

5477

AAC THE CLEAN WATER ACT AND STREAM FLOW REGULATIONS

Bill Status

  

To view the upcoming and past public hearing agendas, meeting agendas, or minutes, select the appropriate link in Table 2 below.

Table 2:  Committee Agendas and Minutes


Committee

Public Hearing Agendas


Meeting Agendas


Meeting Minutes

Energy and Technology

Public Hearing Agendas

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes

Environment

Public Hearing Agendas

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes

Planning and Development

Public Hearing Agendas

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes

Transportation

Public Hearing Agendas

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes

The Environment Committee will hold its next public hearing on March 8; the Energy and Technology Committee's next public hearing is March 9; and the Planning and Development Committee's next public hearing is March 10.  To view the agendas, select the hearing date or select the Committee's "Public Hearing Agendas" link above.

If you have any questions regarding this newsletter or would like more detailed information, please contact Matt Ranelli at (860) 251-5748 or by e-mail at mranelli@goodwin.com. You can also contact any member of the Environment, Energy and Land Use Group by calling (860) 251-5000 or by visiting Shipman & Goodwin's website at http://www.shipmangoodwin.com.  

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