Uniform Transboundary Pollution Reciprocal Access Act Law and Legal Definition

Uniform Transboundary Pollution Reciprocal Access Act was drafted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) in 1982. This act overcomes procedural obstacles that prevent a pollution victim in one state or province from seeking enforceable remedies in the state or province where the pollution originated. This act was developed jointly by the NCCUSL and the Uniform Law Conference of Canada, and it has been enacted in several provinces of Canada. A few states in the U.S. like Colorado, Connecticut, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, Oregon and Wisconsin has adopted the act. This act is now regarded by the NCCUSL as a model act, instead of a uniform act. Therefore it may also be known as the Model Transboundary Pollution Reciprocal Access Act.