Adopted by House 4-11-2009
SB279 HFAT Webster 4-10 #1

Delegate Webster moves to amend the title of the bill as follows:
Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for S. B. 279 -- "A BILL
to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §15-5B-3a, relating generally to industrial and railroad accidents and emergencies; providing definitions; requiring the reporting of certain industrial emergencies to the Mine and Industrial Accident Emergency Operations Center or local emergency telephone system operators; requiring industrial facilities to provide certain information to state and local emergency responders; requiring operators of railroad facilities in this state to provide certain information to state and local emergency responders in the event of a railroad accident or emergency; granting state and local officials access to the person or persons charged with managing an industrial or railroad emergency and certain areas affected by the emergency; requiring state and local officials to timely provide information related to public health, safety and welfare regarding hazardous waste releases and other emergency events; authorizing the Director of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to promulgate emergency legislative rules establishing a list of facilities subject to the requirements of this section and establishing procedures; providing for civil penalties; requiring the collected moneys to be deposited into the Hazardous Waste Emergency Response Fund ; and authorizing the promulgation of legislative rules."