Senate Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Above ground storage tanks. Repeals the law requiring owners of certain above ground storage tanks to register their tanks with the department of environmental management. Authorizes the person responsible for the operation of a public water system to gather information from potential sources of contamination for the purpose of developing or updating the public water system's threat minimization and response plan. Provides that, depending on the circumstances, the information gathered from potential sources of contamination may be excepted from inspection and copying under the public records law. Urges the legislative council to assign to the interim study committee on environmental Above ground storage tanks. Repeals the law requiring owners of certain above ground storage tanks to register their tanks with the department of environmental management. Authorizes the person responsible for the operation of a public water system to gather information from potential sources of contamination for the purpose of developing or updating the public water system's threat minimization and response plan. Provides that, depending on the circumstances, the information gathered from potential sources of contamination may be excepted from inspection and copying under the public records law. Urges the legislative council to assign to the interim study committee on environmental affairs for study during the 2017 interim the topic of public water supply protection, including: (1) the potential creation of a central repository for all information about above ground storage tanks that is reported to various agencies; (2) resources available to the operators of public water systems for developing and maintaining emergency plans for responding to threats to the drinking water supply; and (3) whether the information available to emergency responders and environmental regulators concerning above ground storage tanks is sufficient to ensure the protection of public water supplies. ... View more