DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Industrial waste products. Requires the commissioner of the department of environmental management (department) to approve or deny an application for a permit: (1) concerning the land application of a material; or (2) for marketing and distribution of a biosolid or an industrial waste product; within 180 days after receiving the application. Requires the department and the environmental rulemaking boards to allow a person to use industrial waste products in a land application operation or to produce a soil amendment or soil substitute under certain circumstances. Requires the department to allow the use of industrial waste products in a land application operation or as a soil amendment or soil substitute on the same basis as other materials under the rules concerning land application and marketing and distribution permits. Prohibits the department from: (1) discriminating against the use of industrial waste products on the basis that the industrial waste products lack biological carbon or other materials; (2) imposing requirements beyond criteria found in the water pollution control board rules concerning marketing and distribution permit eligibility criteria for industrial waste products; (3) requiring that the finished soil amendment, soil substitute, or material to be land applied must be of a particular economic value; or (4) requiring that an industrial waste product or the finished soil amendment, soil substitute, or material to be land applied satisfies the department's risk integrated system of closures nonrule policy document or any other standards governing the cleanup of contaminated properties.