The state estimates that overall there are around 9000 tanks that still need to be cleaned up -- in many cases threatening drinking water across the state. Of those 4200 are orphan (no viable responsible party) - which will cost in the neighborhood of $1.5 billion to remediate. This fee would raise about $60 million a year toward the cleanup of orphan sites.
The bill may be taken up by the full house today. Urge your legislator to support HB 6074.