Honorable Kenneth Armbrister, Chair, Senate Committee on Natural Resources
John S. O'Brien, Deputy Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB580 by Smith, Wayne (Relating to the authority of a county to provide hazardous materials services.), As Engrossed
The bill would amend the Local Government Code to allow counties to provide hazardous materials services under certain circumstances in response to an incident involving hazardous materials that have been leaked, spilled, released, or abandoned on any property. The bill would also allow the county or a county’s authorized agent to charge a reasonable fee to a concerned party for responding to a hazardous materials service call. Provisions of the bill would not apply to hazardous materials owned or possessed by a governmental entity. The bill would take effect September 1, 2005.
582 Commission on Environmental Quality
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