On March 19, 2012, Sen. Lois Tochtrop introduced SB 12-162 – Concerning Verification of Remediation Performed on Property Contaminated by an Illegal Drug Laboratory. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.
The bill creates a verification process for remediation of properties contaminated by illegal drug laboratories. A local governing body:
- Reviews documentation of a property owner’s remediation;
- Retests a property to confirm that the property owner’s remediation complied with the clean-up standards established by the state board of health;
- Issues a certificate of compliance to a property owner whose remediation meets the clean-up standards; and
- Files an action to abate a public nuisance against a property that the property owner fails to remediate upon receiving notice that prior remediation efforts did not meet the clean-up standards.
The bill imposes a surcharge on persons convicted of methamphetamine-related offenses to fund implementation of the verification process. The bill creates the methamphetamine laboratory clean-up cash fund.
The bill is scheduled on the Senate Business, Labor, and Technology Committee calendar for Monday, March 26 at 1:30 p.m.
Since this summary, the Business, Labor, and Technology Committee heard witness testimony and had committee discussion only.
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