SB 327 Modifies penalties for multiple violations of air or water pollution laws by recycling companies that convert animal parts into petroleum
Sponsor: Richard
LR Number: 1703S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources
Last Action: 3/3/2011 - Second Read and Referred S Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee Journal Page: S391
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2011

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SB 327 - Any recycling company that converts animal parts into petroleum that violates any state air, water, or odor pollution standard at least 6 times in a 12-month period or 12 times in a 36-month period shall forfeit any air or water-related permits issued by the Department of Natural Resources.

Any such recycling company that violates any air, water, or odor pollution standard more than one time in a 36-month period shall be subject to a higher penalty than what is currently charged for a first violation. The higher penalty for subsequent violations in any 36-month period shall be between $10,000 and $30,000 per violation.

The act is identical to HB 96 (2010) and is similar to HB 127 (2009), the perfected SB 738 (2008), and SB 534 (2007).

ERIKA JAQUES