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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1739         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1151

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

George N. Peterson, Jr.

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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 amending the toxics use reduction act.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1739        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1151

By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1151) of George N. Peterson, Jr. for legislation to further regulate the toxics use reduction act.  Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 803 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act amending the toxics use reduction act.
 

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

              SECTION 1. Section 2 of Chapter 21I of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the definition of “Agency” the following definition –

              " “Board”, the science advisory board of the Department of Environmental Protection." .

              SECTION 2. Section 3 of said chapter 21I, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding, at the end thereof the following subsection: –

              "(K) There shall be a science advisory board within the department consisting of twelve members appointed by the governor, three members shall be nominated by the secretary of the executive office of environmental affairs (three year term), three members shall be nominated by the secretary of the executive office of housing and economic development (three year term), two members shall be nominated by the Speaker of the House(two year term), two members shall be nominated by the President of the Senate(two year term), one member shall be nominated by the director of labor and workforce development (one year term), and one member shall be nominated by the secretary of the executive office of health and human services (one year term).   Members must have professional expertise in one of the following areas: chemistry, chemical engineering, toxicology, risk analysis, materials science, pollution prevention, chemical synthesis, nanotechnology, environmental health, biochemistry, biology, or environmental science. The board shall advise the council on issues including, but not limited to, designation of substances as higher hazard substances and lower hazard substances. The members of the board shall serve without compensation, except that they may be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses incurred in the course of performing their duties as board members.

              The board shall advise the council as to which substances from the list of toxic or hazardous substances established pursuant to section 9 should be designated as higher hazard substances or lower hazard substances." .

                          

              SECTION 3. Section 6 of said chapter 21I, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out subsections (B), (C), (E), (G), and (H), inclusive.

              SECTION 4. Subsection (J) of Section 6 of chapter 21I, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking the second and third paragraphs.

              SECTION 5. Subsection (B) of Section 9 of chapter 21I, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out in line two, the words “the institute and”.

              SECTION 6. Subsection (C) of section 9 of chapter 21I, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking in line 4, “the institute and”.

              SECTION 7. Section 9A of said chapter 21I, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out subsection (D).

              SECTION 8. Section 11 of said chapter 21I, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out subsections (B), (C), (D), (F), and (G), inclusive.

              SECTION 9. Section 12 of said chapter 21I, as so appearing, is hereby repealed.

              SECTION 10. Section 19 of said chapter 21I, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out subsection (D).

              SECTION 11. Subsection (E) of Section 19 of chapter 21I, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking, in line 86, the letter “(d)” and inserting in place thereof the following:--(C)

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