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Bill Detail: SB20-218

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Title CDPHE Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment Hazardous Substances Response
Status Sent to the Governor (06/29/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • State Government
House Sponsors J. Singer (D)
H. McKean (R)
Senate Sponsors P. Lee (D)
S. Fenberg (D)
House Committee Finance
Senate Committee Finance
Date Introduced 06/04/2020
Description

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 freight
movement and infrastructure in the state as well as
infrastructure projects that enhance the safety of movement
of 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.

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