AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW COMMISSION TO STUDY MATTERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DECOMMISSIONING OF UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR PROJECTS, THE SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL TAX, THE PROCESS FOR DEVELOPMENT AND ADOPTION OF GENERAL PERMITS FOR ANIMAL WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, AND WAYS TO OPTIMIZE AND MODERNIZE NORTH CAROLINA'S RECYCLING REQUIREMENTS FOR DISCARDED COMPUTER EQUIPMENT AND TELEVISIONS; AND TO MODIFY THE SCOPE OF THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL AND ECONOMIC RESOURCES TO SPECIFICALLY INCLUDE OVERSIGHT OF MARINE FISHERIES
Directs the Environmental Review Commission (Commission) to study matters related to the decommissioning of utility-scale solar projects. Details seven analyses the study must include, including whether any materials used in utility-scale solar projects are classified as hazardous, and the economic feasibility and availability of recycling solar panels. Defines utility-scale solar project to mean a ground-mounted photovoltaic, concentrating photovoltaic, or concentrating solar power project directly connected to the electrical transmission grid for sale to wholesale customers, as well as solar arrays, accessory buildings, transmission facilities, and any other infrastructure necessary for the operation of the project. Requires the Commission to report its findings and recommendations to the 2020 Regular Session of the 2019 General Assembly upon its convening.
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