Title: House Bill 964 of the Florida House of Representatives 1983
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Title: House Bill 964 of the Florida House of Representatives 1983
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Language: English
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Abstract: Jake Varn Collection - House Bill 964 of the Florida House of Representatives 1983 (JDV Box 54)
General Note: Box 17, Folder 2 ( Task Force on Water Issues, Bills Passed, Articles - 1980s ), Item 35
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HR 964
Florida House of Representatives 1983 HB 964


By Representatives Hazouri, Lippman, Mackenzie and others



1 A bill to be entitled

2 An act relating to pipelines transporting

3 hazardous or toxic substances; establishing the

4 pipelines impact committee; providing for

5 membership and duties of the committee;

S6 providing an effective date.

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C4 8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:


' 10 Section 1. Short title.--This act shall be known and
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i 1 may be cited as the "Pipelines Impact Committee Act."
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,j 12 Section 2. Declaration of policy.--The Legislature

4- 13 recognizes that pipelines transporting hazardous or toxic

So 14 substances, including natural gas and liquid petroleum, have

e 15 statewide and multiregional impact on the public health,

16 safety, welfare, economy, environment, and energy resources.
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c 17 Adequate supplies of low-cost energy are essential to the
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=4 18 citizens and the economy of the state. To ensure the

S% 19 availability of such supplies, the use of the most cost
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0 21 energy supplies should be encouraged. Statewide concern

S22 exists regarding serious potential contamination to Florida's

= 23 groundwater, which provides more than 90 percent of the

f 24 state's drinking water, by accidental or other discharge of

25 hazardous or toxic substances, including natural gas and

26 liquid petroleum, being transported in pipelines. The

27 Legislature finds that the construction, conversion and

28 maintenance of pipelines carrying or planned to carry

29 hazardous or toxic substances, including natural gas and

30 liquid petroleum, may require a greater degree of engineering,

31 construction, or monitoring than is presently required by law.

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It is the intent of the Legislature to establish a committee

to study the various types, sizes and actual and proposed

uses, modifications, conversions or future construction of

pipelines to determine what impacts, if any, there may be to

the public health, safety, welfare, economy, environment and

energy resources of the citizens of the state and recommend

what regulation, if any, may be necessary for such pipelines.

Section 3. The Pipelines Impact Committee shall be

composed of 11 members including the chairman of the Florida

Public Service Commission; the secretary of the Department of

Environmental Regulation; the secretary of the Department of

Community Affairs or their respective designees, two members

of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker; two

members of the Senate appointed by the President, and four

members appointed by the Governor, including a representative

of a domestic nonprofit corporation or association formed to

promote environmental conservation and protection, two

representatives from separately affected industries and a

representative with expertise in groundwater pollution. The

committee shall study the potential impacts in the state of

existing and proposed pipelines carrying or planned to carry

hazardous or toxic substances, including natural gas and

liquid petroleum, or the constructing, modification, or

converting of pipelines to carry such substances, on other

methods of energy resource transportation, use and supplies,

the environment, particularly groundwater; other natural

resources; water supplies; the economy and other matters

relevant to these concerns. The committee may conduct

hearings at representative locations throughout the state and

shall submit a report of the results of its study to the

President of the Senate, to the Speaker of the House of

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Representatives and to the Governor on or before March 1,

1984. The committee shall be abolished no later than March 1.4

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Section 4. This act shall take effect upon becoming a 1.4

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HOUSE SUMMARY

Establishes the "Pipelines Impact Committee" to study
pipelines transporting hazardous or toxic substances.
Provides for membership and duties of said committee.
Provides that the committee shall be abolished no later
than March 31, 1984.


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