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Bans the use of Class B firefighting foams that contain intentionally added perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances for training purposes.
Allows DEEP to create a cap and trade program for carbon emissions from fossil fuel suppliers in the transportation sector with revenues used for clean transportation projects. Fifty percent must be used in communities overburdened by pollution and communities underserved by the transportation infrastructure.
Requires a report accounting for full-time and part-time staff paid from the Passport to Park's account and the estimated impact of upcoming retirements on existing or new programs.
Requires DEEP to assess the energy, environmental, and air quality impacts of adopting California's medium- and heavy-duty vehicle standards in Connecticut. The commissioner may adopt regulations implementing these standards to meet federal air quality standards or state greenhouse gas reduction requirements.
Section 2 of the bill requires all producers of gas cylinders to join the cylinder recycling council and submit a plan to DEEP that establishes a state-wide gas cylinder stewardship program.