SB 0373 Certain DNR rules to be no stricter than federal regulations
Committee:COMMLR Number:L1367.01I
Last Action:02/28/95 - Hearing Conducted S Commerce & Environment Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 1995
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Current Bill Summary

SB 373 - This act amends the rulemaking authority of the Department of Natural Resources with respect to solid waste management, hazardous waste management, underground storage tanks, metallic minerals waste management, surface mining, air pollution control and water pollution control.

For each program, the rules established by the Department shall not be stricter than any required by federal law relating to the program. Failure to adopt certain federal rules by reference shall not be interpreted to mean that state rules will be more restrictive. In an area where federal standards do not exist or are found insufficient to protect public health, welfare or the environment, the Department may establish rules, based upon substantial evidence on the record after public hearing and a finding that the subject of regulation constitutes a significant adverse impact to public health, welfare or the environment. The Department shall establish procedures and criteria for such rulemaking which shall consider reasonably available scientific data and shall include consideration of health, welfare, economics, pollution prevention and available control methods.