LD 640 LR 2042(02)
Resolve, To Require a Study of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions from the Proposed Central Maine Power Company Transmission Corridor
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Environment and Natural Resources
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Current biennium cost increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This resolve requires the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to hire a consultant to complete a study regarding the potential impact of the New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) project. The cost of the study must be funded with unspecified outside funding. The DEP is required to report the findings of the study by August 15, 2019 and may not issue a permit, license or other approval relating to the NECEC until 45 days after reporting the findings. If sufficient funding is not received by August 15, 2019 the DEP is not required to hire a consultant, or to complete the study or to delay the issuance of any permit, license or other approval relating to the NECEC.