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Second Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. R98-0942.01 BWM
STATE OF COLORADO
BY REPRESENTATIVES McPherson and Anderson.
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 98-1041
WHEREAS, The General Assembly of the State of Colorado
enacted Senate Bill No. 94139 in May, 1994, to benefit the
environment by encouraging regulated entities to perform voluntary
environmental selfaudits in order to ascertain the entities'
compliance with environmental requirements and voluntarily disclose
violations discovered in the audits; and
WHEREAS, The environmental selfaudit law has
encouraged companies to perform selfaudits and to correct
violations found in those audits, thus resulting in a positive
environmental gain for the state; and
WHEREAS, the federal Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) is attempting to undermine Colorado's selfaudit law
by taking enforcement actions against Colorado companies that
disclosed and corrected violations discovered through a selfaudit;
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives
of the Sixty-first General Assembly of the State of Colorado,
the Senate concurring herein:
That we, the members of the Colorado General Assembly,
hereby request the Attorney General and the Executive Branch of
the State of Colorado to take whatever steps are necessary to
discourage EPA from engaging in overfiles or enforcement actions
against companies that have disclosed and resolved violations
under Senate Bill No. 94139.
Be It Further Resolved, That copies of this Resolution be transmitted to each member of Colorado's Congressional delegation, to the Administrator of the EPA, and to the President of the United States.