A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE NORTH CAROLINA CONTAMINATION SOURCE REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL BOARD, AND TO DIRECT THE BOARD AND THE DIVISION OF WASTE MANAGEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO STUDY DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A PILOT PROGRAM TO ALLOW A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP FOR THE STATE AND EXPEDITED REMEDIATION OF PRE-1983 LANDFILLS AT LITTLE OR NO COST TO THE STATE.
Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Makes deletions and additions and clarifies the legislative findings on the remediation of pre-1983 landfills.
Deletes proposed changes to GS 130A-310.6.
Enacts new Part 9 to Article 9 of GS Chapter 130A creating the seven-member NC Contamination Source Removal and Disposal Board (Board) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Provides that the purpose of the Board is to identify, evaluate, and facilitate innovative processes and mechanisms for safe and more expeditious and cost-effective cleanup of pre-1983 landfills to return those sites to beneficial and productive use. Specifies the Boards's eight powers and duties. Provides that the board is advisory in nature and does not have regulatory authority. Specifies the membership requirements and provides for three-year terms of membership, with a member allowed to be reappointed to no more than two consecutive terms. Provides for the filling of vacancies, compensation, quorum, Board officers, staffing, and meeting requirements. Requires quarterly written reports to the Environmental Review Commission on the Boards' operation, activities, programs, and progress.
Requires the Board and the Division of Waste Management to study development and implementation of a pilot program that allows cleanup of pre-1983 landfill sites using a public-private partnership for the expedited and safe remediation of pre-1983 landfills to return those sites to safe and beneficial and productive use, at little or no cost to the state (was, the Division of Solid Waste must develop and present to the Environmental Management Commission a plan for a pilot public-private partnership for cleanup of no less than nine pre-1983 landfill sites). Specifies issues to be considered in the study. Requires DENR to seek US EPA approval of all elements of a pilot program proposed under the study. Requires DENR to submit any information that the US EPA requires by December 31, 2013. Requires the Board and DENR to report their findings and recommendations to the Environmental Review Commission and the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations on or before January 15, 2014.
Deletes the provision requiring the Revisor of Statutes to change the reference to "this act" in GS 130A-310.6 to the assigned Session Law number.
Updates the act's long title.
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