Bill Summary for H 576 (2017-2018)

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Apr 20 2017

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 576 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 5, 2017
AN ACT TO (1) REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY TO APPROVE AEROSOLIZATION OF LEACHATE AND WASTEWATER FROM A LINED SANITARY LANDFILL FOR THE DISPOSAL OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILL, IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; (2) ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO APPROVE AEROSOLIZATION OF LEACHATE FROM UNLINED LANDFILLS; AND (3) PROVIDE THAT AEROSOLIZATION OF LEACHATE OR WASTEWATER THAT RESULTS IN A ZERO‑LIQUID DISCHARGE AND IS NOT A SIGNIFICANT AIR CONTAMINATION SOURCE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A SOURCE THAT REQUIRES CERTAIN PERMITS.
Intro. by Dixon.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Changes the act's long title.

Modifies the proposed new provisions to GS 130A-294 (Solid waste management program) to direct the Department of Environmental Quality to approve aerosolization of leachate and wastewater as an acceptable method of disposal of leachate and wastewater collected from a sanitary landfill for the disposal of municipal solid waste, except those permitted for the disposal of coal combustion residuals (previously, did not specify for the disposal of municipal solid waste or exclude those permitted for the disposal of coal combustion residuals).

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