PA 12-188—sHB 5540

Planning and Development Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE AT OUT-OF-STATE LAND DISPOSAL FACILITIES

SUMMARY: This act requires the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection commissioner to allow solid waste disposal at out-of-state land disposal facilities that comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws if the municipality or contractor disposing of solid waste at such facilities attempted to use a waste-to-energy facility.

The act specifies that this provision does not apply to solid waste generated in municipalities with a Southeastern Regional Resources Recovery Authority disposal contract. It further specifies that certain statutory provisions that (1) require adoption of regulations establishing and amending the state's solid waste management plan and (2) specify changes to the plan, do not apply to solid waste generated in these municipalities.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

OLR Tracking: JRH: JR: VR: ro