Amends GS 130A-290(A)(2) to extend the definition of closure to include an 85% or greater reduction in the acceptance of waste during a continuous one-year period at a solid waste management facility. Amends GS 130A-294(a)(4)c. specifying a circumstance under which the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) must deny an application for a permit for a solid waste management facility. Amends GS 130A-294(a1) to set out guidelines to which DHHS must adhere before approving any transfer of a permit for solid waste management. Amends GS 130A-294(b1)(1) to expand the definition of substantial amendment to include an addition of substantial energy-producing activities to be conducted at the facility. Effective when the act becomes law and applies to any new or amended permits issued on or after that date.
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TO ENSURE THAT A PERMITTEE OR TRANSFEREE OF AN EXISTING SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY (1) CANNOT CIRCUMVENT THE CLOSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FACILITY AND (2) CANNOT CIRCUMVENT ANY COMPONENT OF THE PERMIT PROCESS FOR A NEW PERMIT OR A SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT TO A PERMIT WHEN SUBSTANTIAL ENERGY-PRODUCING ACTIVITIES ARE ADDED TO THE ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED AT THE FACILITY AND THE FACILITY IS LOCATED IN A MINORITY OR LOW-INCOME COMMUNITY PROTECTED BY TITLE VI OF THE FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS ACT.Intro. by Adams.
Status: Ref to the Com on Environment, if favorable, Judiciary (House Action) (May 30 2012)
Bill H 1194 (2011-2012)Summary date: May 29 2012 - More information