Enrolled House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Environmental management matters. Eliminates references to certain administrative rules that have been repealed. Revises the definition of the term "land application". Provides that the terms "land application operation" and "solid waste" apply to the chapter of the law on wastewater management. Changes the conditions under which the commissioner of the department of environmental management (department) may revoke a temporary variance from an environmental administrative rule. Revises a provision concerning the type of: (1) NPDES permit applications; and (2) applications to renew or modify NPDES permits; for which an antidegradation review is required. Requires the environmental rules board (board) to adopt Environmental management matters. Eliminates references to certain administrative rules that have been repealed. Revises the definition of the term "land application". Provides that the terms "land application operation" and "solid waste" apply to the chapter of the law on wastewater management. Changes the conditions under which the commissioner of the department of environmental management (department) may revoke a temporary variance from an environmental administrative rule. Revises a provision concerning the type of: (1) NPDES permit applications; and (2) applications to renew or modify NPDES permits; for which an antidegradation review is required. Requires the environmental rules board (board) to adopt rules concerning land application of solid waste and industrial waste products. Repeals a section providing for the expiration of the law on mercury switches in end of life vehicles. Changes, from December 31, 2015, to May 1, 2016, the date by which the commissioner of the department is required to submit a report summarizing the information obtained from recycling activity reports concerning the previous calendar year. Amends the law concerning the department's annual report on the implementation of the electronic waste law to provide that the report must discuss the total weight of covered electronic devices recycled during the previous program year (rather than fiscal year). Provides that the statute concerning environmental legal actions does not apply to an action brought by the state arising from a site considered a high priority site or the site of a release considered a high priority release under the rules of the board concerning priorities in the selection of hazardous substance response sites. Specifies that, under the law concerning rates and charges established by regional water, sewage, and solid waste districts, just and equitable rates and charges are those that give due consideration to the interests of the ratepayers. ... View more