Introduced Version






HOUSE

RESOLUTION No. ___



Introduced by: Niezgodski


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        A RESOLUTION urging the legislative council to establish an interim study committee to study the use of coal tar pavement products.
    

    Whereas, Coal tar is among the by-products created when coal is carbonized to make coke or gasified to make coal gas;

    Whereas, According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, preparations that include more than five percent of crude coal tar are Group 1 carcinogens;

    Whereas, Coal tar base sealants contain high levels of chemicals known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which pollute the environment and wildlife and are harmful to people; and



    Whereas, Based on this information, it is important to study the effects of coal tar pavement products on our environment and their effect on the health of our citizens; and

    Whereas, If proven to be hazardous, coal tar pavement products should be banned from use in our state: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:


    SECTION 1. That the legislative council is urged to establish an interim study committee to study the use of coal tar pavement products.
    SECTION 2. That the committee, if established, shall operate under the direction of the legislative council, and that the committee shall issue a final report when directed to do so by the council.


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HR 1565/DI 84

2009


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