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Expands the CHEAPR rebate program to businesses that buy EV vehicles; establishes a voucher program for Class 5-Class 13 zero-emission trucks; new requirement for “regionally significant projects” to undergo emission projection and undergo mitigation projects to offset emissions from the regionally significant project.
Requires DEEP to provide the working group of the released based working a copy of the regulations prior to posting a notice on the eRegulations portal pursuant to section 4-168. Bill language was passed in state budget bill HB 5506 section 159.
Would have banned the use of expanded polystyrene single use containers meant for food and beverages by July 1, 2024.
Would have authorized the Treasurer to invest funds on behalf of municipalities that establish Coastal Resiliency Reserve Funds and to require DEEP to maximize the state's receipt of federal funds for climate resiliency projects undertaken by the state and municipalities. The bill requires DEEP to also report out on efforts made to maximize federal funding.
Allows short-term lessees of eligible brownfields to apply to the abandoned brownfield cleanup and the brownfield remediation and revitalization programs, and establishes audit deadlines for the abandoned brownfield cleanup program. The bill requires DEEP to notice the eligible person no later than 180 days after verification if DEEP will be conducting an audit. DEEP may request additional information for the audit with the eligible person having 14 days to respond. DEEP may issue an audit post after the 180 days if 1) the commissioner has reason to believe that a verification was obtained through the submittal of materially inaccurate/erroneous information or otherwise misleading information, 2) any post verification monitoring of operations and maintenance is required, 3) if such verification relies upon an environmental land use restriction that was not recorded on the land records of the municipality in which such property is located, pursuant to section 22a-133o or any applicable regulations, 4) there has been a violation of law material to the verification, or 5) if information exists that indicates that the remediation may have failed to prevent releases on the property that are a substantial threat.