Citations Affected: IC 14-34-2-1 .
Synopsis: Disposal of coal combustion wastes. Requires the natural
resources commission to adopt rules to regulate the disposal of coal
combustion wastes in surface coal mines that contain requirements at
least as stringent as those that apply to the disposal of coal combustion
wastes in solid waste landfills.
Effective: July 1, 2002.
December 7, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs.
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
natural and cultural resources.
IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 1. The commission
shall do the following:
(1) Adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 that do the following:
(A) Effectuate the purposes of this article.
(B) Take into account the following:
(i) The terrain, climate, biologic, chemical, and other physical conditions in those areas of Indiana where surface coal mining operations may occur.
(ii) Land use considerations of the state and the state's political subdivisions.
(C) Establish requirements that:
(i) regulate the disposal of coal combustion wastes in surface coal mines;
(ii) protect human health and the environment; and
(iii) are at least as stringent as the requirements that apply to the disposal of coal combustion wastes in solid
waste landfills (as defined in
under IC 13.
(2) Perform all other duties required under this article.
SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002] (a) The natural resources commission shall adopt the rules required under IC 14-34-2-1 (1)(C), as added by this act, before July 1, 2003.
(b) This SECTION expires July 2, 2003.