Each of the following-named state agencies is directed to initiate and to pursue continuing studies as to the need, if any, for changes in the laws and regulations administered by it that would arise from the presence within the state of special nuclear materials and by-product materials and from the operation herein of production or utilization facilities, and, on the basis of such studies, to make such recommendations for the enactment of laws or amendments to law administered by it, and such proposals for amendments to the regulations issued by it, as may appear necessary and appropriate: (1) The Department of Public Health, particularly as to hazards, if any, to the public health and safety; (2) the Labor Department, particularly as to hazardous working conditions, if any; (3) the Workers’ Compensation Commission, particularly as to the time and character of proof of claims or injuries and the extent of the compensation allowable therefor; (4) the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Division of State Police within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, particularly as to the transportation of special nuclear materials and by-product materials on highways of the state; (5) the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, particularly as to the transportation of special nuclear materials and by-product materials by common carriers not in interstate commerce and as to the participation by public utilities subject to its jurisdiction in projects looking to the development of production or utilization facilities for industrial or commercial use; (6) the Insurance Commissioner, particularly as to the insurance of persons and property from hazards to life and property resulting from atomic development; (7) the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, particularly as to the hazards, if any, to the natural resources of the state, including, without limitation, wildlife, air pollution and the protection, if necessary, of all waterways, including, without limitation, tidal waters, rivers, lakes and streams, from pollution; and (8) such other agencies as the Governor may direct and for the purposes specified by him. No additional employees shall be hired for the purpose of carrying on such studies.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 16a-103
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.