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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2369        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 799


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Paul A. Schmid, III


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 nitrogen impaired embayments.






Paul A. Schmid, III

8th Bristol

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Timothy R. Madden

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

William N. Brownsberger

Second Suffolk and Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk

Theodore C. Speliotis

13th Essex

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2369        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 799

By Mr. Schmid of Westport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 799) of Paul A. Schmid, III and others that coastal estuary or embayment watersheds impaired due to nitrogen pollution be deemed to be nitrogen sensitive areas.  Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to nitrogen impaired embayments.


              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 13 of chapter 21A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:- 

              For the purposes of this section, a watershed of a coastal estuary or embayment that is included in the Massachusetts integrated list of waters, that is identified as impaired, due in whole or in part to nitrogen pollution, shall be deemed to be a nitrogen sensitive area. The department of environmental protection shall promulgate such rules and regulations as it considers necessary to fulfill the requirements of this section.

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