HB 382: "An Act relating to solid waste management."

00HOUSE BILL NO. 382 01 "An Act relating to solid waste management." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 46.03.030(e) is amended to read: 04  (e) The department may grant to a municipality not more than 50 percent of 05 the eligible costs that are not paid for by the federal government for solid waste 06 processing or disposal facilities constructed after July 1, 1980. However, the 07 department may grant a municipality up to 60 percent of the eligible costs not paid for 08 by the federal government for a solid waste processing or disposal facility constructed 09 after July 1, 1980, if the facility is used for resource recovery. The eligible costs of 10 a solid waste processing or disposal facility are determined by the federal agency 11 granting the most monetary assistance for construction of the facility. For a solid 12 waste processing or disposal facility for which federal money is not available, the 13 department shall determine the eligible costs under (d) of this section. A municipality 14 shall construct solid waste processing or disposal facilities financed by grants under

01 this section according to plans and specifications approved by the department. The 02 department may not award a grant under this subsection for a facility that is not 03 consistent with the state or municipal solid waste management plan required 04 under AS 46.06.015. 05 * Sec. 2. AS 46.06 is amended by adding new sections to read: 06  Sec. 46.06.015. SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLANNING. (a) The 07 department shall develop and maintain a comprehensive statewide solid waste 08 management plan to achieve the most economically feasible, cost-effective, and 09 environmentally safe storage, collection, transport, separation, processing, recycling, 10 reduction, and disposal of solid waste in the state in a manner that will protect the 11 public health, safety, and welfare, enhance the environment, and recover resources that 12 have the potential for further usefulness. The department shall revise the plan every 13 three years. 14  (b) The department shall annually report to the legislature its recommendations 15 for legislation, funding mechanisms, and appropriations that are necessary to meet the 16 goals contained in the solid waste management plan developed under (a) of this 17 section. 18  (c) A municipality that has the power to manage solid waste shall develop and 19 implement a solid waste management plan for the municipality that is consistent with 20 the solid waste management plan developed under (a) of this section. 21  Sec. 46.06.017. SOLID WASTE PERMITS. The department shall implement 22 a permit system governing the establishment and operation of solid waste management 23 facilities. The permit system must include a provision that prohibits a permit from 24 being granted for a facility within a municipality without the approval of the governing 25 body of the municipality. 26 * Sec. 3. AS 46.06.041(d) is amended to read: 27  (d) The department shall establish guidelines for the preparation of plans 28 funded under this section to achieve the practices and priorities established under 29 AS 46.06.021. A plan funded under this section must be consistent with the state 30 solid waste management plan developed under AS 46.06.015(a).