Legislature(1999 - 2000)

03/27/2000 09:07 AM FIN

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL NO. 273(RES)                                                                               
"An Act requiring oil discharge prevention and                                                                                  
contingency plans and proof of financial                                                                                        
responsibility for nontank vessels and railroad tank                                                                            
cars; authorizing inspection of nontank vessels and                                                                             
trains; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
This was the second hearing for this bill in the Senate                                                                         
Finance Committee.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Amendment #1: This amendment deletes "may" and inserts                                                                          
"shall" from page five line 28 of the Senate Resources                                                                          
committee substitute. It also inserts a new sentence on                                                                         
line 29 requiring the commissioner to adopt regulations by                                                                      
a specific deadline. The amended language then reads:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
"(a) The Department of Environmental                                                                                            
Conservation shall proceed to adopt regulations                                                                                 
necessary to implement the changes made in this                                                                                 
Act. The commissioner of the environmental                                                                                      
conservation shall adopt the regulations no later                                                                               
than March 1, 2000."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Parnell moved for adoption. Co-Chair Torgerson                                                                         
explained the purpose of this amendment was to alleviate                                                                        
some of the discomfort expressed at the last hearing                                                                            
regarding the negotiated regulation-making process                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
There was no objection and the amendment was ADOPTED.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Amendment #2: This amendment deletes ", interpret," from                                                                        
page six line four of the committee substitute. The amended                                                                     
language reads as follows:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
"(b) If, under AS 46.04.055(f), added by                                                                                        
sec. 1 of this Act, the Department of                                                                                           
Environmental Conservation adopts regulations by                                                                                
negotiated regulation making under AS 44.62.710 -                                                                               
44.62.800, or if, notwithstanding the authority                                                                                 
provided in AS 46.04.055(f), the Department of                                                                                  
Environmental Conservation, using negotiated                                                                                    
regulation making under AS 44.62.710 - 44.62.800,                                                                               
adopts regulations to implement or make specific                                                                                
the requirements of the provisions added or                                                                                     
amended by this Act, the Department of                                                                                          
Environmental Conservation shall provide to the                                                                                 
members of the legislature, if in session, or to                                                                                
the legislative council if the legislature is not                                                                               
in session, a comprehensive report summarizing                                                                                  
the activities undertaken to adopt the                                                                                          
regulations using the negotiated regulation                                                                                     
making process authorized by AS 44.62.710 -                                                                                     
44.62.800."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Parnell moved for adoption.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Without objection, the amendment was ADOPTED.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
JOE LE BEAU testified via teleconference from Mat-Su and                                                                        
urged the Committee to move forward with this bill.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Parnell offered a motion to report from Committee,                                                                     
CS SB 273 (RES), 1-LS1464\I, as amended. There was no                                                                           
objection and the bill REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
AT EASE 9:11 AM / 9:14 AM                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                

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