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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 24
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HCR024.............................................by ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
ST. MARIES - SUPERFUND - Stating findings of the Legislature and expressing
support for the city of St. Maries in its efforts to ensure responsible and
economical cleanup of a questionable creosote site, while avoiding having
the site prematurely and perhaps unnecessarily listed as a Superfund site.
02/15 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/16 Rpt prt - to Env Aff
02/21 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/22 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/23 3rd rdg - ADOPTED - 57-0-13
AYES -- Barraclough, Barrett, Bedke, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe, Bolz,
Bradford, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Clark, Collins, Crow, Cuddy,
Deal, Denney, Ellis, Eskridge, Field(13), Field(20), Hadley, Harwood,
Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Kellogg, Kunz, Lake, Langford, Loertscher,
Mader, Marley, McKague, Meyer, Mortensen, Moss, Pearce, Pischner,
Pomeroy, Raybould, Roberts, Robison, Sali, Schaefer, Sellman,
Shepherd, Smylie, Stevenson, Stone, Swan, Tilman, Trail, Wheeler,
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- Chase, Ellsworth, Gagner, Gould, Hammond,
Higgins, Jones, Kendell, Montgomery, Moyle, Ridinger, Smith, Mr.
Floor Sponsor -- Harwood
Title apvd - to Senate
02/26 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Res/Env
03/08 Rpt out - ref'd to Health/Wel
03/15 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 10th Ord
03/16 10th ord - ADOPTED - voice vote
Title apvd - to House
03/19 To enrol
03/20 Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/21 Pres signed
To Secretary of State
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-sixth Legislature First Regular Session - 2001
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 24
BY ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
2 STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE AND EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE CITY OF ST.
3 MARIES IN ITS EFFORTS TO ENSURE RESPONSIBLE AND ECONOMICAL CLEANUP OF A
4 QUESTIONABLE CREOSOTE SITE WHILE AVOIDING HAVING THE SITE PREMATURELY AND
5 PERHAPS UNNECESSARILY LISTED AS A SUPERFUND SITE.
6 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 WHEREAS, the preliminary sampling of a site within the city of St. Maries
8 indicates levels of creosote that exceed maximum allowable limits; and
9 WHEREAS, additional testing is necessary to determine the source, amount
10 and extent of such suspected contamination; and
11 WHEREAS, funds of up to $200,000 have been committed for such testing by
12 the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and Carney Products Limited; and
13 WHEREAS, such testing is also expected to provide information that will
14 identify potentially responsible parties or their successors in interest; and
15 WHEREAS, the results of such testing will also enable the city of St.
16 Maries and other interested and/or potentially responsible parties to develop
17 a cleanup plan that will address the problem; and
18 WHEREAS, the city of St. Maries has already expended $194,000 for testing
19 and other expenses even though the city has never operated the site and owner-
20 ship of the site is currently in question; and
21 WHEREAS, such expenditure has exhausted current municipal financial
22 resources; and
23 WHEREAS, the city is interested in ensuring that cleanup is accomplished
24 in an economical and responsible manner; and
25 WHEREAS, listing of the site as a Superfund site would be premature before
26 testing has identified the amount and extent of any suspected contamination;
28 WHEREAS, the stigma from such a premature listing would damage an already
29 fragile economy.
30 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session
31 of the Fifty-sixth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and the
32 Senate concurring therein, that the Legislature supports the city of St.
33 Maries in its efforts to ensure responsible and economical cleanup of the site
34 in question while avoiding having the site prematurely and perhaps unnecessar-
35 ily listed as a Superfund site.
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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this legislation is to support the city of
St. Maries in its efforts to ensure responsible and economical
cleanup of the creosote site in question. The EPA is now
wanting to place the site on a superfund list before all
testing is complete. This area was cleaned up once under
the leadership of the EPA at a cost to the community and
businesses of St. Maries at a cost of $300,000. Now the EPA
wants to place it on a superfund list without any further and
necessary testing that would identify the amount, if any.
This kind of listing would damage an already fragile economy.
No fiscal impact unless the EPA enacts the Superfund.
Name: Rep. R.J. Dick Harwood
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE HCR 24