HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1463        FILED ON: 1/18/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 417

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Michelle M. DuBois

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act restricting the use of effluent water.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Michelle M. DuBois

10th Plymouth

1/18/2017

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

1/30/2017

Claire D. Cronin

11th Plymouth

 

Gerard Cassidy

9th Plymouth

 

Michael D. Brady

Second Plymouth and Bristol

 

 



HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1463        FILED ON: 1/18/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 417

By Ms. DuBois of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 417) of Michelle M. DuBois and others for legislation to prohibit the use of effluent water in cooling towers in the Commonwealth.  Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3411 OF 2015-2016.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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An Act restricting the use of effluent water.

 

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

Chapter 21 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 27A the following section:-

Section 27B.  Effluent water shall not be used in any cooling tower in the commonwealth.  For the purposes of this section a cooling tower shall be any heat rejection device which rejects waste heat into the atmosphere through the cooling of a water stream to a lower temperature.  The division shall advise the department regarding the enforcement of this section and may prescribe further restrictions on the use of effluent water through rules and regulations.