(a) The commissioner may, in consultation with the other member states of the Toxics in Packaging Clearing House, review the effectiveness of sections 22a-255g to 22a-255m, inclusive, and provide a report based on such review to the Governor and the General Assembly. The report may describe substitutes which manufacturers and distributors of packages and packaging components have used in place of lead, mercury, cadmium and hexavalent chromium, and may contain recommendations concerning (1) other toxic substances contained in packaging that should be added to those regulated under the provisions of sections 22a-255g to 22a-255m, inclusive, in order to further reduce the toxicity of packaging waste, and (2) the advisability of retaining the exemption provided in subdivision (2) of section 22a-255j.

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 22a-255m

  • commissioner: means the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection or his or her designated agent. See Connecticut General Statutes 22a-2
  • person: means any individual, firm, partnership, association, syndicate, company, trust, corporation, nonstock corporation, limited liability company, municipality, agency or political or administrative subdivision of the state, or other legal entity of any kind. See Connecticut General Statutes 22a-2

(b) For the purpose of gathering information for the review and report described in subsection (a) of this section, the commissioner may inspect and copy the records of any person (1) engaged in the manufacture or distribution of packages or packaging components if such records pertain to the processes by which such packages or packaging components are manufactured, including the nature and amounts of substances utilized, and (2) who produces or supplies materials for the manufacture of packages or packaging components, if such records pertain to the nature and amount of substances in such materials or the identities or locations of purchasers or recipients of such materials. Upon request of the commissioner, any such person shall allow the commissioner to inspect and copy such records or shall provide copies of such records to the commissioner.