Enrolled Senate Bill (S)

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DIGEST

Legitimate use of solid waste and waste tires. Defines "legitimate use" of a material as the use or reuse of a material, otherwise defined as a solid or hazardous waste, under which: (1) the material is used or reused in a manufacturing process or as a substitute for natural or commercial materials; and (2) the material is commercially valuable for an established or emerging market and is used or reused in a manner that does not pose an unreasonable threat to human health or the environment. Requires the department of environmental management (department) to develop proposed rules that: (1) provide Legitimate use of solid waste and waste tires. Defines "legitimate use" of a material as the use or reuse of a material, otherwise defined as a solid or hazardous waste, under which: (1) the material is used or reused in a manufacturing process or as a substitute for natural or commercial materials; and (2) the material is commercially valuable for an established or emerging market and is used or reused in a manner that does not pose an unreasonable threat to human health or the environment. Requires the department of environmental management (department) to develop proposed rules that: (1) provide for the legitimate use of solid and hazardous waste instead of its disposal; (2) provide that a material being legitimately used is not considered a solid or hazardous waste. Requires the environmental rules board (board) to consult with the department concerning the regulation of solid waste and hazardous waste and authorizes the board to adopt rules establishing standards and procedures for the legitimate use, instead of disposal, of material otherwise defined as a solid or hazardous waste. Provides that any such rules adopted by the board shall provide that a material being legitimately used is not considered a solid or hazardous waste. Also authorizes the board to adopt rules establishing standards and procedures for the legitimate use, instead of disposal, of waste tires. ... View more