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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2215         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2989

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Chris Walsh

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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 underground infrastructure .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

William Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2215        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2989

By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2989) of Chris Walsh and others for legislation to direct the Department of Public Utilities to promulgate rules and regulations relative to the development of underground utility infrastructure.  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to underground infrastructure .
 

              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 164 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 71 the following section:-

              Section 71A.  The department shall promulgate rules and regulations in relation to the development of utility infrastructure systems that shield such infrastructure from transmission or distribution interruptions or failures including but not limited to storm damage, vandalism, security breaches, maintenance neglect, or system overload due to inadequate design capacity limits. The department shall make it a priority to create incentives for unobtrusive, hardened, shielded, underground electrical utility transmission and distribution systems wherever physically feasible. The department  is required to promulgate rules and regulations in relation to the development of infrastructure upgrade plans and hold public hearings once every 2 years to review the status, accuracy and technical feasibility of such plans.

                

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