HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2827        FILED ON: 1/14/2009

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 837



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Nine



An Act Relative to  Ambient Air Quality Standards..


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Ms. Spiliotis and Mr. Speliotis of Peabody hereby  amends the section 142 E, Chapter 111 by inserting after the first sentence, the following,”

The department of environmental protection shall establish primary and secondary ambient air standards for cumulative air contaminant impacts including fugitive emissions of Asphalt plants, and associated processing of rock and active operation of the excavation of earth materials.

“Air contaminant”, as used in this section, includes, but is not limited to, dust, fly ash, fume, gas, mist, odor, smoke, vapor, vapors of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs),  pollen, microorganisms, radioactive material, ionizing radiation,  and volatilization of  suspected and known carcinogens any combination thereof, or any decay or reaction product thereof.