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Senate Bill 0131

ARCHIVE (2012)

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DIGEST OF SB 131 (Updated March 1, 2012 10:41 am - DI 84)

Environmental matters. Defines "program year" as a calendar year for certain electronic waste programs. Establishes program year dates for certain recycling goals. Requires the department to include restrictive covenants on a property transfer disclosure form. Includes tire disposal as a "waste tire processing operation". Removes certain requirements for a septage management vehicle identification. Allows the department of environmental management (department) to issue a septage management permit that incorporates approval of a land application site. Establishes certain waste source reduction goals. Requires the holder of an incinerator permit to notify the department and appropriate local government officials about certain contaminant effects from incineration exceeding control levels of an air pollution control permit. Exempts a manufacturer of tires that keeps 5,000 waste tires or less in an enclosed structure from certain registration provisions. Exempts a person that obtains a certificate of registration from having to obtain a solid waste processing facility permit: (1) for activities covered under the registration; or (2) if the person stores or processes waste tires in a facility according to certain regulations. Excludes a waste tire amnesty day sponsored by a local government from certain registration requirements. Allows disposal of waste tires by: (1) delivery to a facility that retreads tires; (2) delivery to a facility that is registered as a storage site or processing operation; or (3) collection by a registered transporter. Provides that waste tire transporters may not design their own manifest form. Requires from a recycler a list of collectors from which the recycler received covered electronic devices. Requires the department to: (1) provide information on a property's restrictive covenants; and (2) include environmental defects on a property transfer disclosure form. Abolishes the clean manufacturing technology board. Repeals provisions pertaining to: (1) waste exchange; (2) solid and hazardous waste materials exchange; (3) waste incineration; and (4) waste tires. Requires the department to provide solid waste management districts with a curriculum model that includes educational core principles concerning: (1) the reuse, recycling, and collection of mercury; and (2) the reuse, recycling, collection, and proper disposal of solid waste. Provides that solid waste management districts must implement educational programs that meet the minimum standards established by the department in the curriculum model. Provides that, in 2015 and every fifth year thereafter, the legislative council must require an interim study committee or a statutory study committee to: (1) assess solid waste management districts; and (2) determine whether any changes should be made to the statutes governing districts. Specifies additional information that a solid waste management district must include in the annual report prepared by the district and provided to the department, the department of local government finance, and the legislative council. Requires a solid waste management district to publish the report on an Internet web site maintained by the district or on the Internet web sites maintained by the counties that are members of the district. Requires the commission on state tax and financing policy to study issues related to the financing of solid waste management districts during the 2012 interim. Requires the environmental quality service council to study issues concerning the powers of solid waste management districts to: (1) establish and issue permits that are not specifically authorized by a statute; and (2) impose and collect fees that are not specifically authorized by a statute; during the 2012 interim.
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