(a) The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection shall coordinate all atomic development activities in the state. Said commissioner or his designee shall (1) advise the Governor with respect to atomic industrial development within the state; (2) act as coordinator of the development and regulatory activities of the state relating to the industrial and commercial uses of atomic energy; (3) act as deputy of the Governor in matters relating to atomic energy, including participation in the activities of any committee formed by the New England states to represent their interests in such matters and also cooperation with other states and with the government of the United States; (4) coordinate the studies, recommendations and proposals of the several departments and agencies of the state required by § 16a-103 with each other and also with the programs and activities of the development commission. So far as practicable, he shall coordinate the studies conducted, and the recommendations and proposals made, in this state with like activities in the New England and other states and with the policies and regulations of the Energy Research and Development Administration and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. In carrying out his duties, he shall proceed in close cooperation with the development commission.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 16a-102
- Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
- Atomic energy: means all forms of energy released in the course of nuclear fission or nuclear transformation. See Connecticut General Statutes 16a-101
(b) The several agencies of the state which are directed by § 16a-103 to initiate and pursue continuing studies are directed to keep the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection fully and currently informed as to their activities relating to atomic energy. No regulation or amendment to a regulation applying specifically to an atomic energy matter which any such agency may propose to issue shall become effective until thirty days after it has been submitted to the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, unless, upon a finding of emergency need, the Governor by order waives all or any part of this thirty-day period.
(c) The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection or his designee shall keep the Governor and the several interested agencies informed as to private and public activities affecting atomic industrial development and shall enlist their cooperation in taking action to further such development as is consistent with the health, safety and general welfare of this state.
(d) Within amounts appropriated for the purposes of this section, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection may retain on a contractual or other basis such assistance as is required to carry out the purposes of this section.