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HB 518: SAFE TRANSPORT OF HAZARDOUS WASTE

An Act Relating To Environmental Regulation; Enacting A New Section Of The Hazardous Waste Act; Creating A Fund; Making An Appropriation.

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MILD HB 518
SAFE TRANSPORT OF HAZARDOUS WASTE

Legislative URL:
HB 518 on nmlegis.gov
Emergency Clause:
No
Germane:
N/A
Location:
HAFC
Action:
[15] HEENC/HWMC/HAFC-HEENC [24] DP-HWMC [32] DP/a-HAFC API.
Issue(s):

Companion Bills

Bills:
CREATE TRANSPORT OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS FUND

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Related Documents

Downloads:
Introduced
HEENC Committee Report
HWMC Committee Report `
Fiscal Impact Report

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Upcoming:
Summary

This bill creates the Safe Transport of Hazardous Materials Fund, administered by the Department of Finance and Administration in consultation with the Department of Environment, for the purpose of improving the design and structural safety of infrastructure used to transport hazardous materials throughout the state.

 

Civil penalties assessed after November 30, 2014 and prior to January 1, 2016 for violations of the Hazardous Waste Act (that would otherwise go to the Hazardous Waste Emergency Fund) are appropriated to the new Safe Transport of Hazardous Materials Fund. Amounts in the fund may be disbursed to any state agency for design, construction and maintenance projects.

A possible benefit of this bill might be protection of the state’s people, land, air and water from hazardous materials contamination through enhancement of the state’s hazardous materials transportation infrastructure.