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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 501         FILED ON: 1/11/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 661

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Jennifer E. Benson

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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 relative to prevention of hazardous material release.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 501        FILED ON: 1/11/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 661

By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 661) of Jennifer E. Benson relative to the prevention of hazardous material release through underground tanks.  Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 218 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to prevention of hazardous material release.
 

              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.  Chapter 21E of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting, after section 7, the following section:-

              Section 7A. Notwithstanding any general or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary, the department of environmental protection shall, upon receipt of permission to enter upon or access commercial or non-residential property by the owner of said property or by the municipality if the owner refuses, perform containment actions as defined by section 2 of  this chapter, and recover costs of same from the owner or operator of said property or the Federal Leaking Underground Storage Tank Program, as determined to be reasonable and proper by the department.

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