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California Solid Waste Legislation

Final Status of Priority Bills, 2003-2004 Session

This is the final status of bills at the end of the 2003-04 Legislative Session, last updated October 1, 2004.

Assembly Bills
Assembly Bills Location Summary
AB 240 (Reyes)

Solid waste facilities: regulations: enforcement

Assembly Committee on Natural Resources
Would define "construction and demolition processing facility" as "a solid waste facility that processes waste building materials, packaging, and rubble resulting from construction, remodeling, repair, and demolition operations on pavements, houses, commercial buildings, and other structures."  Would prohibit the IWMB from adopting any regulation that exempts a construction and demolition facility from any of the requirements for solid waste facilities, including any regulations based on the number of tons of solid waste per day accepted by the facility, and would specify that the owner or operator of a facility would be liable for all costs associated with permit violations or any "catastrophic emergency" caused by facility operations.
AB 338 (Levine)
D-Van Nuys

Recycling:  Crumb Rubber

Vetoed Would require the Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to require the use of asphalt containing crumb rubber at a specified percentage, by ton, of the total amount of asphalt paving materials used,  for state highway and construction and repair projects that use asphalt as construction material.  The bill would require the amount of asphalt containing crumb rubber, on and after January 1, 2006, to be not less than 20% of the total amount of asphalt paving materials used, on and after January 1, 2009, to be not less than 25% of the total asphalt paving materials used, and on and after January 1, 2012, not less than 35%, except as provided.
AB 501 (Cogdill)

Solid waste: grants

Assembly Committee on Natural Resources
Would specify that the programs to which the IWMB may make grants include programs that maintain existing programs in rural cities and counties. The bill would add to the types of programs to which the IWMB is required to give priority, those programs that continue existing programs serving rural areas, undeserved areas, and small cities. This bill would also require at least 20% of the total annual amount of grants made for these programs to be distributed, noncompetitively, to rural counties and cities as block grants.
AB 586 (Koretz)
D-West Hollywood

Litter and marine debris: tobacco-related waste

Assembly Committee on Natural Resources
Would enact the Litter and Marine Debris Reduction and Recycling Act. It would require every retail seller who sells or provides a disposable bag or cup in California to pay a litter reduction fee of $0.02 per bag or cup that contains less than 40 percent postconsumer recycled content. The fund created by the fees would be administered by the IWMB. Money in the fund must be spent on an activity related to the mitigation of, or prevention of, litter and marine debris. The IMWB would be authorized to spend 50 percent of the fund, 10 percent of the revenues in the fund would go to a Highway Litter Cleanup Fund created in the Treasury for use by Caltrans, and 10% of the revenues in the fund would go to a Coastal and Ocean Trash Abatement Fund created in the Treasury for use by the CA Coastal Commission. Ten percent of the fund would be deposited in the State Parks and Recreation Fund, for expenditure by the Department of Parks and Recreation. Fifteen percent of the revenue would be expended to fund a cooperative agreement between the Department of Conservation, the Department of Parks and Recreation, Caltrans and the Coastal Commission. Five percent of the fund would be authorized for administrative costs. The bill would also add a brief chapter on tobacco-related waste receptacles.
AB 734 (Montanez)
D-San Fernando

Large venue recycling programs

Assembly Committee on Natural Resources
Would require each large venue, as defined, to either provide at least one multimaterial recycling bin in a public area, or to provide for the operation of a recycling center that it certified by the Department of Conservation and that is open for a minimum of 2 hours per day. 
AB 736 (Hancock)

School facilities

Vetoed Would require the State Allocation Board (SAB), by January 1, 2006, to adopt regulations to implement design standards for school facilities in accordance with guidelines established by the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS), and incorporate minimum design and construction criteria developed by the CHPS.
AB 907 (Pavley)
D-Agoura Hills

Environmental Education: Content Standards

Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee (Dead) Would require the State Board of Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction to revise the academic content standards for history/social science and science to incorporate specific environmental education content. The bill would provide that the environmental education content is not required to be included within the assessments conducted pursuant to the Standardized Testing and Reporting Program (STAR) until the next revision of the assessment materials are required pursuant to other law.
AB 923 (Firebaugh)
D-South Gate

Air Pollution

Chaptered: Chapter 707, Statutes of 2004 Would establish various funding mechanisms for air pollution control efforts throughout the state.  As it pertains to the Integrated Waste Management Board, it increases the Tire Recycling Fee from $1.00 to $1.75 with the increase being earmarked for the Air Pollution Control Fund administered by the Air Resources Board.
AB 1174 (Leslie)
R-Tahoe City

Solid waste:  Sacramento Regional County Solid Waste Authority

Assembly Committee on Natural Resources
Would delete the Sacramento Regional County Solid Waste Management District under current law and replace it with the Sacramento Regional County Solid Waste Authority Act.
AB 1353 (Matthews)

Treated wood waste disposal

Chaptered: Chapter 597, Statutes of 2004 Would require treated wood waste, as defined, to be disposed of in either a Class I hazardous waste landfill or in a composite-lined portion of a solid waste landfill unit that meets specified requirements. The bill would require the Department of Toxic Substances Control to adopt, by January 1, 2007, regulations establishing management standards for treated wood waste as an alternative to the requirements specified in the hazardous waste control laws.
AB 1427 (Maddox)
R-Garden Grove 

Biosolids:  study

Senate Appropriations Committee (Dead) Would require CalEPA, and its boards, offices, and departments, in consultation with the Department of Food and Agriculture, the regulated industry, local jurisdictions, and other stakeholders, to conduct a study, utilizing existing and appropriate scientific data, existing research, and specified documents, to determine the feasibility of establishing a statewide policy on biosolids treatment, disposal, and recycling. This bill would additionally require this study to examine alternative technologies for biosolids management. This bill would require the bill's sponsor, Orange County Sanitation District, to pay CalEPA for the cost of conducting the study. 
AB 1466 (Koretz)
D-West Hollywood

Litter Receptacles

Vetoed Would establish "Don't Trash California" and "California es tu casa. No hagas de ella un basurero." as the unified litter prevention and recycling message for California. This bill would encourage State agencies to incorporate the unified message into all litter prevention and recycling signs and advertisements and would authorize the IWMB to establish an interagency litter prevention and recycling message committee to collaborate on the use of the unified message and issues relating to litter prevention and recycling. It would also move a section of existing Government Code regarding litter receptacles into the Public Resources Code.
AB 1696 (Pavley)
D-Agoura Hills

Office of Education on the Environment

Vetoed Would enact cleanup legislation for AB 1548 (Chapter 665, Statutes of 2003), which incorporated environmental concepts into approved education standards.  In addition, this bill would provide that if a regional water quality control board or the State Water Resources Control Board issues a municipal storm water permit pursuant to the federal Clean Water Act, which includes a requirement to provide elementary and secondary public schools with educational materials on storm water pollution, the permitee may satisfy the requirement, upon approval by the regional board or the state board, by contributing an equivalent amount of funds to the account.  
AB 1699 (Laird)
D-Santa Cruz

Mercury:  fluorescent lamps

Senate Appropriations Committee (Dead) Would enact the Mercury Recycling Act of 2004 to develop an effective process for recycling mercury contained in waste fluorescent lamps, subsidized by revenues generated from a new excise fee on the retail sale of fluorescent lamps. 
AB 1802

Illegal dumping: penalties

Chaptered: Chapter 137, Statutes of 2004 Would increase the amounts of fines imposed for dumping waste matter in commercial quantities. Additionally, this bill would add asphalt and concrete to the material that may not be dumped in certain locations.
AB 1873 (Hancock)

Solid Waste: Recycling Market Development

Chaptered: Chapter 500, Statutes of 2004 Would extend the sunset on the IWMB's Recycling Market Development Revolving Loan Program.
AB 2159 (Reyes)

Solid waste facilities: orders

Chaptered: Chapter 448, Statutes of 2004 Would specify that this prohibition on operating without a permit includes the operation of a solid waste facility without a required solid waste facilities permit or the operation of a solid waste facility outside the permitted boundaries specified in a solid waste facilities permit. Would require an enforcement agency to issue a cease and desist order to a person who owns a solid waste disposal site, who is disposing of solid waste, who is operating a solid waste facility, or who is engaged in solid waste handling activities, if the enforcement agency finds that the person does not hold a full solid waste facilities permit authorizing that activity, as defined, or is not authorized to engage in that activity.  The bill would require the order issued by an enforcement agency to require the cessation of all activities for which a permit is required until the permit or other authorization is obtained.
AB 2166 (Hancock)

Recycling: Compact Discs and Digital Versatile Discs

Assembly Natural Resources Committee (Dead) Would prohibit the distribution or mass mailing of compact discs (CDs or digital versatile discs (DVD) for commercial purposes to households that are assessed a solid waste fee without the consent of the person in the household, unless the recipient is provided a postage paid return mailing envelope or similar return mechanism that would allow the recipient to return the disc to the sender.
AB 2176 (Montanez)
D-San Fernando 

Large venue and event recycling programs

Chaptered--Chapter 879, Statutes of 2004 Would require the IWMB, by April 1, 2005, to make available one or more model local agency ordinances to facilitate solid waste reduction, reuse, and recycling programs at large venues and large events, consult with specified entities while developing the model ordinances, and post specified information on the IWMB's website. This bill would additionally require each local agency to provide specified information on and after July 1, 2005, to operators of large venues and large events when issuing a permit and, by January 1, 2006, and annually thereafter, until January 1, 2008, provide the IWMB with an estimate and description of the top 10% of large venues and large events within its jurisdiction, based upon amount of solid waste generated, as submitted by operators at large venues and large events.  The IWMB would be required, by December 1, 2008, to evaluate the waste diversion rates and implementation of waste reduction, reuse and recycling plans in the top 10% of large venues and large events as reported by each local agency, and, if it determines that less than 75% of the plans have been prepared or implemented, to recommend to the Legislature those statutory changes needed to require operators of large venues and large events to implement solid waste reduction, reuse, and recycling plans.  This bill would prohibit a local agency, on and after July 1, 2005, from issuing any building permit to a development project, unless the development project provides adequate areas for collecting and loading recyclable materials. The bill would require each operator of a large venue and large event, by July 1, 2005, and on or before July 1 annually thereafter, to submit specified documentation to the local agency, upon request by the local agency. The bill would authorize a local agency to collect a fee from the operator of a large venue or large event in order to recover the local agency's estimated costs incurred in complying with the provisions of this bill. The IWMB would also be required to provide technical assistance and tools with regard to implementing the bill's requirements.
AB 2277 (Dymally)

Hazardous waste

Chaptered--Chapter 880, Statutes of 2004 Would change the definition of "materials that require special handling," would prohibit the disposal of those materials at a solid waste facility, and would require those materials to be removed from major appliances in which they are contained before the appliance is crushed, baled, shredded, or sawed or sheared apart, or otherwise processed in a manner that could result in the release or prevent the removal of materials that require special handling. The bill would require a person who transports, delivers, or sells discarded major appliances to a scrap recycling facility, after January 1, 2006, to provide evidence that the person is a certified appliance recycler, except as specified, and would prohibit a scrap recycling facility from accepting a discarded major appliance, after January 1, 2006, from any person who is not a certified appliance recycler.
AB 2311 (Jackson)
D-Santa Barbara 

Energy Efficiency: Sustainable Building

Vetoed Would provide that the State sustainable building goal is to site, design, demolish, construct, renovate, operate, and maintain State buildings that are models of energy, water, and materials efficiency, while providing healthy, productive, and comfortable indoor environments and long-term benefits to the residents of the State. The bill would require the Secretary for State and Consumer Services to facilitate the incorporation of sustainable building practices into the planning, operations, policymaking, and regulatory functions of State agencies and, no later than July 1, 2005, submit a report to the Governor with a recommended strategy for achieving this objective.
AB 2396 (Wiggins)
D-Santa Rosa 

Waste tire program

Senate Appropriations Committee (Dead) Would authorize the IWMB to create financial incentives for a person who reports illegal hauling or disposal of waste tires or used tires. This bill would also delete an obsolete reporting requirement relating to tire fires.
AB 2633 (Frommer)
D-Los Angeles

Grease: hazardous and solid waste


Would enact the Interceptor Grease Transportation, Recycling, and Disposal Act of 2004, which would require all grease removed from grease traps or interceptors to be transported by a grease waste hauler issued a registration by the Department of Food and Agriculture.  This bill would establish registration and manifesting requirements for the transport of grease waste.  This bill would require that waste grease only be delivered to a publicly owned treatment works or a facility authorized to accept grease waste and would prohibit the land application of grease waste.  This bill establishes penalties for violations of its provisions.

AB 2657 (Nunez)
D-Los Angeles 

Metal plating facilities

Senate Appropriations Committee (Dead) Would require the CalEPA to establish and coordinate an Interagency Metal Plating Task Force and would require the Agency, in consultation with the task force, to take specified actions with respect to the regulation of the metal plating industry, as prescribed. The bill would also create the Chromium Pollution Prevention Fund in the State Treasury.
AB 2701 (Runner)

Environmental protection: reports

Chaptered: Chapter 644, Statutes of 2004 Would establish a process for converting reports and other documents that state agencies are required to develop and disseminate from paper to electronic means and compact discs, and eliminates various outdated reporting requirements and regulatory adoption requirements.
AB 2826 (Canciamilla)

Solid waste: landfills

Assembly Natural Resources Committee
Would require a State agency that proposes to prohibit a substance from being disposed of at a solid waste landfill to identify the infrastructure necessary to ensure that the substance is treated in the safest manner possible.
AB 2901 (Pavley)
D-Agoura Hills 

Cell phones: recycling

Chaptered--Chapter 891, Statutes of 2004 Would enact the Cell Phone Recycling Act of 2004 and would make it unlawful to sell, on or after July 1, 2006, a cell phone in this state to a consumer unless the retailer of the cell phone complies with the Act. The bill would require a retailer selling a cell phone to have in place, by July 1, 2006, a system for the acceptance and collection of used cell phones for reuse, recycling, or proper disposal.

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Senate Bills
Senate Bills Location Summary
SB 13 (Romero)
D-Los Angeles

Radiation Safety Act of 2003

Held in Senate Appropriations Committee (Dead) Would prohibit the disposal of radioactive waste at a hazardous waste disposal facility.
SB 50 (Sher)

Solid Waste: Hazardous Electronic Waste

Chaptered--Chapter 863, Statutes of 2004 Would make a number of technical changes to the Electronic Waste Recycling Act (Act) of 2003, as enacted by SB 20 (Sher), Chapter 526, Statutes of 2003.  It would move the date for collection of the E-Waste Fee from November 1, 2004 to January 1, 2005. 
SB 201 (Romero)
D-Los Angeles

Radioactive materials: transfer of authority

Held in Senate Appropriations Committee (Dead) Would repeal the Radiation Control Law and would enact the Radioactive Materials Management Act, which would transfer the authority of the State Department of Health Services under that law to the Department of Toxic Substances Control. The bill would establish the Radioactive Materials Control Fund in the State Treasury, and would require that all fees, penalties, interest earned, and fines collected under the Radioactive Materials Management Act be deposited in the fund, for expenditure by the department, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to implement and enforce that act.
SB 202 (Romero)
D-Los Angeles

Wood waste: preservatives

Senate Environmental Quality Committee
Would repeal the exemption for wood waste and instead would prohibit any person, on and after January 1, 2005, from using chromated copper arsenate (CCA), or pentachlorophenol (penta) to treat wood products or manufacturing a wood product treated with those substances. The bill would provide, on and after January 1, 2005, that wood waste containing any measurable level of CCA or penta is a hazardous waste.
SB 204 (Perata)
D-East Bay

Solid waste: personal care products: recycling

Senate Environmental Quality Committee (Dead) Would make a manufacturer of personal care products whose personal care products are sold in the state responsible for the stewardship of its personal care products. The bill would provide that the responsibility for stewardship is met when a manufacturer provides for the diversion from landfill disposal and recycling of the personal care products sold by that manufacturer in this state by establishing a specified program. The bill would define a "personal care product" to mean a disposable product composed of plastic and paper materials that is worn by a person of any age for the purpose of capturing human waste.
SB 287 (Sher)
D-Palo Alto

Solid waste

Senate Rules Committee (Dead) This bill is currently a spot bill.
SB 511 (Figueroa)

Mercury lamp recycling

Held in Senate Appropriations Committee (Dead) This bill would enact the Mercury Lamp Recycling Act of 2004, which would regulate the labeling of mercury-containing fluorescent lamps sold and used in California. It would require all mercury-containing fluorescent lamp manufacturers to submit a plan to the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) by June 30, 2004, that establishes a system for the collection, transportation, and recycling of their mercury-containing fluorescent lamps and designs changes to reduce future mercury use.
SB 517 (Karnette)
D-Long Beach

Rigid plastic packaging containers

Senate Environmental Quality Committee
Would add as an additional option to the list of criteria, a package made out of biodegradable plastic.
SB 531 (Romero)
D-Los Angeles

Solid waste disposal: integrated waste management

Senate Committees on Rules and Environmental Quality (Dead) Would allow a city, county, or certified unified program agency to inspect solid waste landfills within its jurisdiction without notice.
SB 532 (Romero)
D-Los Angeles

Environmental quality: cumulative effects

Held in Senate Appropriations Committee (Dead) Would define "cumulative effects" and would require an EIR to include a detailed statement on significant cumulative effects. The bill would also require an EIR in a separate section to determine whether or not there is a reasonable possibility that the project, or the cumulative effects of the project, would result in, or contribute to, a significant risk to public health from exposure to one or more hazardous or toxic substances or materials. If a reasonable possibility does exist, the bill would require a risk assessment to be performed on the project and the cumulative effects of the project to ascertain the risk to human health. By imposing additional duties on lead agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
SB 537 (Romero)
D-Los Angeles

Solid waste:  management: Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts

Assembly Local Government Committee (Dead) Would prohibit the siting of a new materials recovery facility, as defined, designed to receive greater than 4,000 tons per day within Los Angeles County prior to 2015 and would require the board of directors of each sanitation district in Los Angeles County to deposit $15 million annually into the Air Pollution Mitigation Fund, which is created by the bill.
SB 645 (Sher)
D-Palo Alto

Plastic trash bags

Vetoed Would require that the IWMB's annual list of suppliers, manufacturers, or wholesalers who have failed to comply with State minimum requirements for recycled content in plastic trash bags to be also posted on the IWMB's Internet website.
SB 646 (Sher)
D-Palo Alto

Solid waste

Vetoed As it relates to the IWMB, would require the annual report submitted to the IWMB by local jurisdictions on or before August 1, 2005 to include a statement as to whether the local agency has complied with Public Resources Code (PRC) Section 42911, which requires local agencies to adopt an ordinance relating to adequate areas for collection of recyclables in development projects, and a copy of the ordinance.  This bill would also make a number of changes to the methods by which monies in the California Beverage Container Recycling Fund are expended. 
SB 983 (Alarcon)
D-San Fernando

Solid waste:  siting elements: environmental justice

Assembly Committee on Natural Resources (Dead) Would extend the deadline for CalEPA's report to the Governor and the Legislature on the implementation of the interagency environmental justice strategy from January 1, 2004, until March 1, 2004.
SB 989 (McPherson)
R-Santa Cruz

Waste management

Senate Rules Committee (Dead) This is currently a spot bill.
SB 1078 (Chesbro)

Disposal fees: solid waste collection vehicles

Assembly Transportation Committee (Dead) This bill establishes a temporary fee on solid waste collection vehicle operators for the purpose of funding compliance with the best available control technology requirements adopted by the State Air Resources Board to reduce diesel particulate matter emissions from solid waste collection vehicles.
SB 1180 (Figueroa)

Mercury Lamp Recycling

Assembly Appropriations Committee (Dead) Would enact the California Mercury Lamp Recycling Act of 2004 and would require manufacturers and distributors who sell mercury containing lamps in the State to pay a mercury containing recycling fee for each lamp to the Department of Toxic Substances Control. The bill would also require manufacturers to meet specified labeling requirements for all lamps sold in California.  The bill would repeal the act as of January 1, 2010.
SB 1252 (Alarcon)
D-Sun Valley 

Solid Waste: Gasification

Senate Rules Committee (Dead) This is currently a spot bill.
SB 1362 (Figueroa)

Solid waste: household hypodermic needles, syringes, and lancets: disposal

Chapter 157, Statutes of 2004
Would state findings and declarations relating to the disposal of hypodermic needles, syringes, and lancets. This bill would specify that a household hazardous waste collection facility may accept sharps waste under specified conditions and define the term "sharps waste."  Additionally, this bill would specify that a household hazardous waste element may include a program for the safe collection and disposal of sharps waste.
SB 1387 (Romero)
D-Los Angeles 

Sanitation and sewers: recycling facility

Senate Committees on Local Government and Environmental Quality (Dead) Would prohibit a county sanitation district with jurisdiction in a county with a population exceeding 5 million people from using the revenue derived from those water, sanitation, storm drainage, or sewerage system services and facilities to acquire or develop land, or place improvements upon land for purposes of creating a materials recycling facility with a capacity of over 4,000 tons a day, unless the project is approved by a 2/3 vote of the residents of the affected district, taking place at the next regularly scheduled general election in the county where the district is authorized to do business.
SB 1703
D-Sun Valley

California certified green business program

Vetoed Would establish a voluntary California certified green business program to certify businesses that engage in environmentally beneficial operations. In addition, this bill would authorize a county or city, or its designated agent, to institute a California certified green business program by notifying the California State University, Hayward's Environmental Finance Center, designating a green business coordinator, and implementing the program in accordance with specified guidelines.
SB 1728 (Aanestad)
R-Grass Valley 

Private property: state agency access

Senate Judiciary Committee (Dead) Would prohibit the Department of Fish and Game and the Department of Water Resources from entering upon private property except with the consent of the property owner and pursuant to specified requirements, including that department notify the owner of private property by telephone at least 72 hours prior to the department's entering the property. The bill would define obtaining consent for this purpose as executing an entry permit with specified terms limiting the property owner's liability. The bill would provide that the owner, within 48 hours after receiving this notice, may notify the department of specified conditions on the agency's entry upon the property. This bill would further require the department, when it enters upon private property, to, among other things, comply with any reasonable condition of entry that the property owner may establish.  The bill would specify that the Department of Fish and Game and the Department of Water Resources may be liable for damages pursuant to the bill's provisions for any habitat and wildlife conservation related activity that occurs on private property.
SB 1729 (Chesbro)

Plastic Containers: Recycling

Chaptered--Chapter 561, Statutes of 2004 Would narrow the definition of recycling rate in the Rigid Plastic Packaging Container (RPPC) Program, administered by the IWMB.  It would also delete the requirement that RPPCs that contain cosmetics and food and are recycled be included in calculating recycling rates.
SB 1749 (Karnette)
D-Long Beach 


Chaptered: Chapter 619, Statutes of 2004 Would prohibit the sale of plastic bags within the state, which are labeled "compostable" or "degradable" or "biodegradable" unless the bags conform to standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). 
SB 1851 (Bowen)
D-Marina Del Rey 

State buildings and publicly funded schools: standards

Vetoed Would require until July 1, 2007, all new State public buildings for which design and construction begins after January 1, 2005, except for publicly funded schools, to exceed the minimum building energy efficiency standards mandated by the California Building Standards Code if the measures achieve certain cost savings. The bill would require all new State public buildings for which construction begins after July 1, 2007, except publicly funded school buildings, to exceed the minimum building energy efficiency standards mandated by the California Building Standards Code using energy efficiency measures, materials, devices, and indoor air quality measures that are feasible and cost-effective, as prescribed by the IWMB, and to follow green building standards and utilize green building measures, materials, and devices. The bill would also require that all existing state public buildings, except publicly funded school buildings, when renovated or remodeled, be retrofitted to meet minimum energy standards. The bill would require the IWMB to promulgate regulations in this regard, on or before October 1, 2006.
SB 1886 (Committee on Environmental Quality)

Solid waste: incorporated cities

(Dead) Would make a number of technical cleanup changes that removes the word "incorporated" from the definition of "city" in three sections of the Integrated Waste Management Act.

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Federal Bills
Federal Bills Location  Summary
HR 1165 (Thompson)

National Computer Recycling Act

House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials This bill would establish a grant and fee program through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to encourage and promote the recycling of used computers and to promote the development of a national infrastructure for the recycling of used computers.
S 431 (Voinovich)

Municipal Solid Waste Interstate Transportation and Local Authority Act of 2003

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Would require new agreements regarding acceptance of out-of-state municipal solid waste (MSW) for disposal and would bar receipt of such waste at a facility out of compliance with certain laws and regulations. Would allow States to impose cost recovery surcharges on the processing of out-of-state MSW and would impose requirements regarding temporary waste storage. Would include conditions for permit denial, State-imposed annual limitations, and the exercise of State or local flow control authority. Contains other provisions. 

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