Dam Safety and Seawall Legislation Signed Into Law by Governor Patrick

Type:  General 

Governor Patrick Signs Bill Into Law

Massachusetts Legislature Passes Dam and Seawall Repair Loan Program


Chapter 448 of the Acts of 2012

http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws/Acts/2012/Chapter448

 

Text of bill approved by legislature:
http://www.mass.gov/legis/journal/desktop/Current%20Agenda%202011/H4557.pdf

On 1/10/2013, Governor Patrick signed An Act Further Regulating Dam Safety, Repair and Removal (H.4557). into law.  It is now Chapter 448 of the Acts of 2012. This new law creates a loan and grant program to facilitate the repair or removal of unneeded dams and help finance repairs to structures aimed at controlling coastal flooding.

 

On December 31, 2012, the Massachusetts House and the Massachusetts Senate gave final approval to legislation creating a loan and grant program to facilitate the repair or removal of unneeded dams and help finance repairs to structures aimed at controlling coastal flooding.  The bill now goes to the Governor's desk for his signature.

 

ACEC/MA advocated for passage of this bill as part of the Dam Alliance, which also included The Nature Conservancy, Mass. Audubon, BSCES, the Massachusetts Municipal Association, the Massachusetts Water Works Association, the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions, the Environmental League of Massachusetts and several other groups.

More Information:  http://www.engineers.org/index.cfm?cdid=10975&pid=10225

 

 

 
 
Twitter



Powered by Getfused CMS