SB 118 - This act modifies duties of the Department of Natural Resources with regard to solid waste management plans.
Current law requires the department to develop a statewide solid waste management plan in cooperation with other state and local entities. This act adds the requirement that the plan be a "next generation" plan. Similarly, current law requires the department to establish criteria for awarding state solid waste management planning grants; this act requires that the grants be "next generation" planning grants. Research, demonstration projects, and investigations with applicable federal programs currently conducted by the department on solid waste management systems shall be conducted on "next generation" solid waste management systems. "Next generation" refers to innovative technology or methods.
The model solid waste management plans currently required to be prepared by the department shall be "next generation" model solid waste management plans. In developing the model plans, current law requires that the department must consider the findings of "the" resource recovery study under section 260.038, RSMo. This act simply allows the department the option of considering the findings of any such study.
Under current law, the model solid waste management plans are supposed to be designed to achieve a solid waste reduction of 40% by January 1, 1998. The act requires an additional 10% reduction by January 1, 2012, an additional 5% by January 1, 2015, and an additional 5% by January 1, 2018, bringing the total cumulative solid waste reduction to 60% over pre-1998 levels.
The act modifies, from December 1, 1991 to December 1, 2010, the date by which the model solid waste management plan must be distributed to solid waste districts and counties and cities not in districts.
Current law requires the department to utilize and develop resource recovery programs around existing enterprises; this act requires the programs to be "next generation" programs.