The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Department of Economic and Consumer Development launched a new website for the development of a release-based clean-up program.
The agencies are also currently soliciting nominations from various stakeholder groups listed in the statute and are also seeking participants from:
- Licensed Environmental Professionals
- Representatives of environmental advocacy groups
- Municipal representatives
- Members of the general public
Nomination instructions can be found on the website and are due Dec. 1, 2020.
The first Working Group meeting will be held Dec. 8, 2020 from 1–3 pm via Zoom and will be open to the public.
In addition to seeking nominations, DEEP and DECD have posted potential subcommittee topics designed to focus on various aspects of the regulations.
The agencies are seeking feedback including: Are these the right topics? Should any topics be merged, added, eliminated?
If you have feedback on these topics, please email comments on the offered topical subcommittees to DEEP no later than Dec. 1.
DECD and DEEP will discuss public comments and finalize the subcommittee topics with the members of the Working Group at its first meeting.
Passed in the legislature's recent special session, PA 20-9 charged DEEP and DECD to convene a working group to collaborate with legislative leaders, stakeholders, and the public to create a new environmental clean-up program to replace the Transfer Act.
Stakeholder input will be critical to ensuring that the release-based regulations are practical and can be implemented by property owners and practitioners.
For more information, contact CBIA's Ashley Zane (860.244.1169).