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  • Acts
  • 2008
  • Chapter 295 AN ACT REGULATING LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS TANKER IMPORT TERMINALS.

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 adding the following two sections:-

Section 20. A LNG import terminal shall have a minimum distance of 5,000 feet from the center of the LNG tank to the nearest residential home, elderly housing complexes, schools, hospitals, health care facilities, businesses or developments.

Section 21. A LNG tanker shall have a 1,500 foot clearance along the shore, as it travels any Massachusetts waterway, from the hull to the nearest residential home, elderly housing complexes, schools, hospitals, health care facilities, businesses or developments.

SECTION 2.
This act shall apply to all LNG import terminals constructed after January 1, 2007.

Approved August 7, 2008