Senate Bill 0433
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DIGEST OF SB433 (Updated February 6, 2007 3:23 pm - DI 84)
Environmental remediation. Broadens permissible uses of the environmental remediation revolving loan fund. Increases from 10% to 50% the amount of money available in the fund that may be loaned by the Indiana finance authority (authority) to any one political subdivision in a state fiscal year. Allows the authority to: (1) undertake activities to make private environmental insurance products available to encourage and facilitate the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfield properties; (2) enter into agreements with political subdivisions for various purposes related to environmental investigation and remediation; and (3) provide services to and collect fees from any person in connection with financial assistance, liability clarification, and technical assistance. Requires the deposit of fee revenue in the fund. Provides governmental immunity to the authority with respect to investigation and remediation of brownfields under agreements with political subdivisions. Allows redevelopment commissions to enter into agreements with the authority and to carry out environmental investigation and remediation. Provides that no activity of a political subdivision related to investigation or remediation on a brownfield site will be considered to contribute to the contamination at the site unless caused by gross negligence or willful misconduct. Provides that a nonprofit corporation that supports a political subdivision is not liable to the state for certain environmental remediation costs and damages unless the corporation causes or contributes to the environmental contamination. Makes technical corrections.
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