Bill Summary for H 576 (2017-2018)
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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 2nd edition.
Makes changes to the title of the bill.
Modifies amendments to GS 130A-294(a)(4)e. to include the management as well as disposal of leachate. Clarifies that the wastewater would be non-domestic and collected from a lined sanitary landfill. Adds wastewater from swine lagoon to exclusion under this subsection. Clarifies that aerosolization of leachate is acceptable for site management within the landfill lined areas only. Adds authorization for the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to consider aerosolization of leachate as an acceptable method of site management for unlined landfills and requires applicants to provide the DEQ with data on contaminants of concern around the landfill emanating from aerosolization.
Adds requirement that DEQ gather information on aerosolization projects authorized under the act and report findings and recommendations to the Environmental Review Commission by March 31, 2018.