Outside Section 143
Data Current as of: 1/26/2010
The department of conservation and recreation shall conduct an environmental study in the city of Worcester and in certain other towns within the county of Worcester to determine the long-term effects due to the eradication process for the permanent removal of the Asian longhorned beetle. The area of study shall include the city of Worcester and other towns within the county of Worcester including Boylston, Holden, Shrewsbury and West Boylston. The study shall determine the impact on the immediate environment, and shall include the replacement of a natural barrier, the restoration of indigenous wildlife, the cost of such remediation and long-term planning and solutions. The department of conservation and recreation shall report to the general court the results of its investigation and study and its recommendations, if any, together with drafts of legislation necessary to carry its recommendations into effect by filing the same with the clerks of the house of representatives and senate and the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture by December 31, 2009.