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SB20-218

CDPHE Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment Hazardous Substances Response

Concerning measures by the department of public health and environment to protect the public from certain hazardous substances, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subject:
State Government
Bill Summary

The bill requires the executive director of the department of revenue to collect a fee equal to $25 per truckload for every manufacturer of fuel products who manufactures such products for sale within Colorado or who ships such products from any point outside of Colorado to a distributor within Colorado and every distributor who ships such products from any point outside of Colorado to a point within Colorado. This fee is used primarily to:

  • Fund the perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances cash fund;
  • Support the department of transportation in functions related to the administration of hazardous materials and safe and efficient freight movement and infrastructure in the state as well as infrastructure projects that enhance the safety of movement of freight and hazardous materials; and
  • Support the Colorado state patrol in the regulation of hazardous materials on highways in the state.

The executive director of the department of revenue stops collecting the fee for a fiscal year once he or she has collected $8 million of these fees for that fiscal year.

The bill creates the perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances cash fund, which is used to fund the perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances grant program, fund the perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances takeback program, and provide technical assistance in locating and studying perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances to communities, stakeholders, and regulatory boards or commissions.

The bill creates the perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances grant program. The grant program provides funding for the sampling, assessment, and investigation of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in ground or surface water; water system infrastructure used for the treatment of identified perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances; and emergency assistance to communities and water systems affected by perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

The bill creates the perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances takeback program. The takeback program is used to purchase and dispose of eligible materials that contain perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

The bill also requires the department of public health and environment to report to the general assembly annually on the use of the perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances cash fund and the administration of the perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances grant program and takeback program.

The bill also creates new civil penalties for owners or operators of storage tanks at gasoline dispensing facilities who violate requirements to maintain a vapor collection system and for owners and operators of gasoline dispensing facilities who violate requirements to maintain records.

Lastly, the bill requires stakeholders from gasoline dispensing facilities and gasoline transport truck companies to collaborate with the division of administration in the department of public health and environment in creating maintenance guidelines to assist owners and operators of gasoline dispensing facilities and gasoline transport trucks in complying with the requirements of air quality control commission regulations.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

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