a. The commissioner shall by regulation establish within one year from enactment of this section, a list of hazardous substances.
The commissioner shall consider whether any of the following substances
shall be included on such list: (1) the extremely hazardous substances
set forth in a list published pursuant to the emergency planning and
community right-to-know act of 1986, (2) the hazardous wastes identified
under or listed pursuant to the resource conservation and recovery act
of 1976, as amended, (3) the hazardous substances referred to in or
designated pursuant to the comprehensive environmental response,
compensation, and liability act of 1980, as amended, (4) the elements,
compounds and mixtures determined to be hazardous chemicals in
accordance with standards for toxic and hazardous substances promulgated
pursuant to the occupational safety and health act of 1970, as amended,
and (5) the hazardous materials designated pursuant to the hazardous
materials transportation act, as amended.
b. The commissioner may promulgate regulations requiring any
responsible person who knows or has reason to know of any release of a
listed hazardous substance to immediately notify the commissioner. Such
regulations shall establish the minimum quantity of any listed hazardous
substance the release of which shall be reported to the commissioner and
shall set forth the form and manner of any notification required. A
knowing failure to comply with such notification requirement shall be
punishable by a fine of not more than twenty-five thousand dollars, to
be recovered in a civil action brought in the name of the commissioner
or in a proceeding before the environmental control board.