May 16, 2002

The Honorable Casper R. Taylor, Jr.
Speaker of the House
State House
Annapolis MD 21401

Dear Mr. Speaker:

In accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, I have today vetoed House Bill 1051 - Environment - Wastewater Infrastructure Improvement - Study.

This bill requires the Maryland Department of the Environment to: (1) in fiscal 2004, conduct a comprehensive inflow and infiltration data study on every wastewater treatment system in the State and determine the magnitude of the inflow and infiltration problem; (2) in fiscal 2005, contract with the Maryland Environmental Service to conduct at least three comprehensive in-depth inflow and infiltration studies at selected systems around the State; and (3) in fiscal 2006, finance a utility rate study for each locality with a wastewater treatment system in Maryland.

Senate Bill 643, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign House Bill 1051.

Parris N. Glendening