45100600 - Environmental Health Assessment and Compliance

Account Description FY2009
GAA
FY2009  
Total  
Spending
  
4510-0600 Environmental Health Assessment and Compliance
For an environmental and community health hazards program, including control of radiation and nuclear hazards, consumer products protection, food and drugs, lead poisoning prevention in accordance with chapter 482 of the acts of 1993, lead-based paint inspections in day care facilities, inspection of radiological facilities, licensing of x-ray technologists and the administration of the bureau of environmental health assessment pursuant to chapter 111F of the General Laws the 'Right-to-Know' law; provided, that the expenditures from this item for the fair packaging and labeling survey program shall be contingent upon the prior approval of the proper federal authorities for reimbursement of 100 per cent of the amounts so expended; provided further, that $195,000 shall be expended for the purpose of the director of the bureau of environmental health assessment of the department to continue an environmental risk assessment of the health impacts of the General Lawrence Logan Airport in the East Boston section of the city of Boston on any community that is located within a 5 mile radius of the airport and is potentially impacted by the airport; provided further, that the assessment may include, but not be limited to, examining incidences of respiratory diseases and cancers and performing medical and laboratory tests and examinations of residents of these communities; provided further, that the bureau shall report its findings, together with any recommended response actions by the commonwealth, to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 2, 2009; provided further, that the department shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on public health, and the joint committee on health care financing, on the status of local health inspections of food establishments, consistent with the department of public health food safety regulations and a report on the current waiting list for indoor air inspections by October 1, 2008; provided further, that not more than $14,800 shall be allocated to the Franklin Regional Council of Governments for costs associated with the regional public health program; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for the completion of the comprehensive study of the exposure routes and patterns of contaminants in the Maple Meadowbrook Aquifer migrating to and affecting the Wilmington drinking water supply and the study of incidents of childhood cancer in the town of Wilmington; and provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the purposes of research and prevention activities associated with Lyme Disease to be conducted by the Barnstable County Department of Health and The Environment
4,133,923 3,749,071  

 
 
HISTORICAL SPENDING CATEGORIES ($000)
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FY2009
GAA
FY2009
Budget
Reductions
Wages & Salaries 2,887 3,245 3,151 3,794 3,867 -375
Employee Benefits 17 23 36 50 97 -3
Operating Expenses 88 134 156 134 135 -7
Public Assistance 30 115 115 23 35 0
TOTAL 3,023 3,517 3,458 4,001 4,134 -385

 

FY2009 Spending Category Chart

Pie Chart: Wages & Salaries=94%, Employee Benefits=2%, Operating Expenses=3%, Public Assistance=1%



 
Earmarks

EARMARK DESCRIPTION

City / Town
FY2009
GAA
  FY2009    
  9C Cuts    
Franklin Regional Council regional public health program Franklin14,800 -7,400  
Environmental risk assessment of the health impacts of the Logan Airport in East Boston or any community within 5 miles Boston / East Boston195,000 -97,500  
Comprehensive Study at Maple Meadowbrook Aquifer and Wilmington drinking water Wilmington150,000 -75,000  
Comprehensive Study on Lyme Disease Statewide75,000 -75,000