STUDY SOLAR FACILITY DECOMMISSIONING RQMTS.

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 319 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 9, 2017
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW COMMISSION TO STUDY MATTERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DECOMMISSIONING OF UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR PROJECTS.
Intro. by Dixon.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (Apr 20 2017)
H 319

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 19 2017 - More information

    House amendment #1 makes the following modifications and additions to the specified matters that the Environmental Review Commission (Commission) is directed to study.

    Clarifies that the Commission is to analyze whether or not any materials used in utility-scale solar projects are classified as hazardous material (was, could be classified as hazardous material). Directs the Commission to analyze whether or not solar panels can be safely disposed of in construction and demolition or municipal solid waste landfills (previously, can be safely disposed of in landfills).

    Adds that the Commission is also to include in the study a survey of other states' regulatory requirements relating to the decommissioning of utility-scale solar projects. 


  • Summary date: Mar 9 2017 - More information

    Directs the Environmental Review Commission (Commission) to study matters related to the decommissioning of utility-scale solar projects. Details six analyses the study must include, including whether any materials used in utility-scale solar projects could be 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 2018 General Assembly upon its convening.


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