Section: Cause of action belonging to decedent
a. The Board of Public Utilities, in reviewing a request by a public utility to convey land utilized for the purpose of the protection of a public water supply to a corporation or other entity which is not subject to the jurisdiction of the board, shall request the Department of Environmental Protection to review and make recommendations on an assessment, prepared and submitted by the utility, of the impact that the conveyance, and the prospective use or uses of the land conveyed, would have on the water quality of the affected public water supply, and shall require the department to assess the impact of the conveyance on the State's open space, conservation, and recreation requirements. The department, upon receipt of a request by the board for an assessment and a review pursuant to this subsection, shall prepare and submit to the board the assessment and review within 12 months of the request therefor.
b. Any public utility requesting the board to approve a conveyance of land utilized for the purpose of the protection of a public water supply to a corporation or other entity which is not subject to the jurisdiction of the board shall submit to the board a document setting forth a detailed explanation of the prospective use or uses of the land to be conveyed. The board, upon receipt of this document, may require the public utility to submit any additional information which the board deems appropriate.
L. 1988, c. 163, s. 4.
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