Introduced Version






HOUSE

RESOLUTION No. ___



Introduced by: Niezgodski


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        A HOUSE 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 byproducts 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 5 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 widely pollute the environment, wildlife, and people;


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

    Whereas, If proven to be justified, the use of coal tar pavement products should be banned from use in Indiana: 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 1542/DI 84

2013


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