Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-324-R1

Redraft GOV 324

Online Posting of CMRs

Messrs. Tarr, deMacedo and Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section _ the following:-

SECTION XX. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary the department of environmental protection in conjunction with the department of public health shall develop and promulgate standards and guidelines for the timely notification of affected communities when a facility licensed pursuant to the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) releases untreated effluent through a combined sewer overflow that may adversely affect the environment and or human health, provided that such standards and guidelines shall take into account the threat levels presented at various amounts and concentrations of untreated effluent and the cost-effectiveness of the means utilized to communicate such notification to appropriate municipal officials and residents.