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Connecticut Laws | Title 25 Water Resources. Flood And Erosion Control
CHAPTER 482* WELL DRILLING
Sec. 25-135. Penalty.

Sec. 25-135. Penalty. (757)(Text)

Any person who engages in well drilling or offers to engage in well drilling, or advertises or holds himself out or acts temporarily or otherwise as a well driller, without first having obtained the required registration and any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be prosecuted and punished as for a violation of the Public Health Code. (758)

Sec. 25-136. Disposition of fees. (759)(Text)

Fees received under this chapter shall be deposited with the State Treasurer to the credit of the General Fund. (760)

Sec. 25-137. Powers of Department of Public Health and health directors unaffected. (761)(Text)

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to affect or limit the duties and powers of the Department of Public Health or local directors of health, as provided by law, in matters relating to the purity, potability and safeguarding of well waters or to derogate from the powers of the Commissioner of Public Health under section 19a-37. (762)

CHAPTER 483 LONG ISLAND SOUND (763)(Text)

PART I BI-STATE LONG ISLAND SOUND (764)(Text)

MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE (765)

(BI-STATE LONG ISLAND SOUND COMMITTEE)* (766)

Sec. 25-139. *(See end of section for amended version and effective date.) Establishment of committee. Membership. (767)(Text)

There is hereby established a Bi-State Long Island Sound Marine Resources Committee. Such committee shall consist of eighteen members, nine of whom shall be residents of Connecticut and nine of whom shall be residents of New York. The Connecticut members shall be as follows: Three members of the Senate representing districts that include coastal municipalities, one appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one appointed by the majority leader of the Senate and one appointed by the minority leader of the Senate; three members of the House of Representatives, one appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, one appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives and one appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; and the Governor, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection and the director of the Connecticut coastal zone management program, or their designees. (768)

Sec. 25-140. *(See end of section for amended version and effective date.) Duties of committee. Exceptions. Report. (769)(Text)

The committee may make such recommendations as may be necessary to effectuate the purposes of this part, except for any major environmental, ecological or energy issue involving Long Island Sound and the lower Hudson River Valley that is under review by the Bi-State Long Island Sound Commission established pursuant to section 25-143. In furtherance of its responsibilities under this part, the committee shall coordinate and recommend standardization of all laws relative to Long Island Sound including, but not limited to, standardization of jurisdiction of coastal waters by harbor management commissions, municipal waterfront authorities, municipal conservation commissions, municipal port authorities and municipal shellfish commissions. The committee shall consider the adverse impact any action proposed in or for Long Island Sound may have upon the marine resources of said sound. The committee shall prepare and submit a report to the governors and the legislatures of the respective states on or before February fifteenth, annually. (770)

Sec. 25-140a. *(See end of section for amended version and effective date.) Recommendations of committee re uniform signs for coastal access. (771)(Text)

The Bi-State Long Island Sound Marine Resources Committee, established pursuant to sections 25-138 to 25-142, inclusive, may solicit proposals from any interested and qualified party for a design for a uniform sign denoting coastal access to Long Island Sound in the states of Connecticut and New York. The committee may make a recommendation regarding such signs to the governors and the legislatures of the respective states during their 1993 legislative sessions. (772)

Sec. 25-141. *(See end of section for amended version and effective date.) Cooperation by other public bodies. (773)(Text)

The committee may request and receive from any department, division, board, bureau, commission or other agency of the state of Connecticut or the state of New York, or any political subdivision thereof or any public authority such data as may be necessary to enable the committee to carry out its responsibilities under this part. (774)

Sec. 25-142. Effective date of part. (775)(Text)

This part shall take effect upon the enactment by the state of New York of legislation having like effect as this part. (776)

Secs. 25-143 to 25-153. (777)(Text)

Reserved for future use. (778)

PART II LONG ISLAND SOUND ADVISORY COUNCILS (779)(Text)

AND LONG ISLAND SOUND ASSEMBLY. (780)

LONG ISLAND SOUND FOUNDATION, INC. (781)

PROTECTION OF LONG ISLAND SOUND (782)

Sec. 25-154. Long Island Sound advisory councils. (783)(Text)

(a) There are established three Long Island Sound advisory councils as follows: (1) An Eastern Long Island Sound Advisory Council consisting of the towns of Stonington, Groton, Ledyard, Preston, Norwich, Montville, New London, Waterford, East Lyme, Old Lyme, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Essex, Chester, Deep River, Clinton and Westbrook; (2) a Central Long Island Sound Advisory Council consisting of the towns of Madison, Guilford, Branford, East Haven, North Haven, Hamden, New Haven, West Haven and Orange; and (3) a Western Long Island Sound Advisory Council consisting of the towns of Milford, Shelton, Stratford, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Westport, Norwalk, Darien, Stamford and Greenwich. (784)

(b) The membership of each council shall be comprised of the chief executive officer, or his designee, of each municipality in such council and nine members as follows: One appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one appointed by the minority leader of the Senate, one appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, one appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, and five appointed by the Governor, one of whom shall represent an academic institution located within the boundaries of the council, one of whom shall represent industry, one of whom shall be an environmental specialist, one of whom shall be a member of an environmental organization, and one of whom shall represent a volunteer or citizen organization. No more than four of the Governor's appointments may be members of the same political party as the Governor. The Governor shall designate one of the members of each council appointed by him to call the first meeting of such council. The first meeting of each council shall be called on or before August 1, 1989. At the first meeting of each council a chairman and vice-chairman shall be elected by majority vote of the members of the council. (785)

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