House Bill (S)

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DIGEST

Environmental management. Authorizes an ex officio advisory member of the Indiana recycling market development board to designate a representative to serve in an advisory capacity when the ex officio member is unable to attend a board meeting. Amends the law concerning certain facilities for the composting of vegetative matter to require that the facilities be designed and operated to prevent contamination from stormwater and leachate runoff and to require the use of controls at the facilities for ground water or surface water contamination, dust, odor, and noise. Amends the law on the recycling of electronic waste: (1) to require manufacturers Environmental management. Authorizes an ex officio advisory member of the Indiana recycling market development board to designate a representative to serve in an advisory capacity when the ex officio member is unable to attend a board meeting. Amends the law concerning certain facilities for the composting of vegetative matter to require that the facilities be designed and operated to prevent contamination from stormwater and leachate runoff and to require the use of controls at the facilities for ground water or surface water contamination, dust, odor, and noise. Amends the law on the recycling of electronic waste: (1) to require manufacturers of video display devices to submit an annual registration to the department of environmental management (department) not later than March 1 of each year and to report to the department not later than March 1 of each year the total weight in pounds of covered electronic devices that the manufacturers collected and recycled during the previous program year; and (2) to require collectors and registered recyclers of covered electronic devices to submit annual registrations to the department not later than March 1 of each year. Provides that the total amount otherwise available from the underground petroleum storage tank excess liability trust fund (ELTF) in connection with an eligible release discovered on or after July 1, 2016, shall be reduced by any annual registration fees that were due in 2014 or a later year and not paid in full before the submittal of the initial site characterization. Authorizes payment from the ELTF to reimburse a claimant for compensation paid by the claimant to technicians for services performed in preparation of the claimant's ELTF claim. Provides for the underground storage tank financial assurance board to include one member who represents an environmental consulting firm that performs work involving underground storage tank corrective actions. Amends the law concerning regional water, sewage, and solid waste districts to eliminate a provision under which a contract providing for a governmental or private body to supply water to or treat the sewage and solid waste of a regional district is subject to the approval of the department. ... View more