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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT RELATIVE TO REIMBURSEMENT OF CERTAIN COSTS REGARDING UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS AND SYSTEMS

     Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to forthwith increase the cap related to the reimbursement of certain costs regarding underground storage tanks and systems, therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

     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 5 of chapter 21J of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out subsection (a) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-
     (a)  for each tank eligible for reimbursement pursuant to this chapter, reimbursement for all costs, expenses, claims and other obligations eligible for reimbursement pursuant to this chapter shall not exceed $2,500,000, in the aggregate less the applicable deductible specified in subsection (b), as follows: (i) $1,500,000 for reimbursement under subclause (1) of clause (a) of section 4; and (ii) $1,000,000 for expenses under subclause (2) of said clause (a) of said section 4.
     SECTION 2.  Section 1 of chapter 119 of the acts of 2015 is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence.
     SECTION 3.  Item 8324-0000 of said section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014, as amended by section 29 of chapter 119 of the acts of 2015, is hereby further amended by striking out the words “provided further, that amounts allocated to fire department training academies shall not revert and shall be made available until June 30, 2016” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- ; provided further, that amounts allocated to said fire department training academy shall not revert and shall be made available until June 30, 2016.
      SECTION 4.  This act shall take effect as of November 2, 2015.
      

Approved, November 25, 2015.