HB1243I-Introduced Bill Text

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 1243

89TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY




INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE HECKEMEYER.

Read 1st time January 8, 1998 and 1000 copies ordered printed.

ANNE C. WALKER, Chief Clerk

L2280.01I




AN ACT

To repeal section 260.200, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to solid waste management, and to enact in lieu thereof three new sections relating to the same subject.






Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:

Section A. Section 260.200, RSMo Supp. 1997, is repealed and three new sections enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as sections 260.200, 260.214 and 260.222, to read as follows:

260.200. The following words and phrases when used in sections 260.200 to 260.345 shall mean:

(1) "Alkaline-manganese battery" or "alkaline battery", a battery having a manganese dioxide positive electrode, a zinc negative electrode, an alkaline electrolyte, including alkaline-manganese button cell batteries intended for use in watches, calculators, and other electronic products, and larger-sized alkaline-manganese batteries in general household use;

(2) "Button cell battery" or "button cell", any small alkaline- manganese or mercuric-oxide battery having the size and shape of a button;

(3) "City", any incorporated city, town, or village;

(4) "Clean fill", uncontaminated soil, rock, sand, gravel, concrete, asphaltic concrete, cinderblocks, brick, minimal amounts of wood and metal, and inert solids as approved by rule or policy of the department for fill, reclamation or other beneficial use;

(5) "Closure", the permanent cessation of active disposal operations, abandonment of the disposal area, revocation of the permit or filling with waste of all areas and volumes specified in the permit and preparing the area for long-term care;

(6) "Closure plan", plans, designs and relevant data which specify the methods and schedule by which the operator will complete or cease disposal operations, prepare the area for long-term care, and make the area suitable for other uses, to achieve the purposes of sections 260.200 to 260.345 and the regulations promulgated thereunder;

(7) "Conference, conciliation and persuasion", a process of verbal or written communications consisting of meetings, reports, correspondence or telephone conferences between authorized representatives of the department and the alleged violator. The process shall, at a minimum, consist of one offer to meet with the alleged violator tendered by the department. During any such meeting, the department and the alleged violator shall negotiate in good faith to eliminate the alleged violation and shall attempt to agree upon a plan to achieve compliance;

(8) "Demolition landfill", a solid waste disposal area used for the controlled disposal of demolition wastes, construction materials, brush, wood wastes, soil, rock, concrete and inert solids insoluble in water;

(9) "Department", the department of natural resources;

(10) "Director", the director of the department of natural resources;

(11) "District", a solid waste management district established under section 260.305;

(12) "Financial assurance instrument", an instrument or instruments, including, but not limited to, cash or surety bond, letters of credit, corporate guarantee or secured trust fund, submitted by the applicant to ensure proper closure and postclosure care and corrective action of a solid waste disposal area in the event that the operator fails to correctly perform closure and postclosure care and corrective action requirements, except that the financial test for the corporate guarantee shall not exceed one and one-half times the estimated cost of closure and postclosure. The form and content of the financial assurance instrument shall meet or exceed the requirements of the department. The instrument shall be reviewed and approved or disapproved by the attorney general;

(13) "Flood area", any area inundated by the one hundred year flood event, or the flood event with a one percent chance of occurring in any given year;

(14) "Household consumer", an individual who generates used motor oil through the maintenance of the individual's personal motor vehicle, vessel, airplane, or other machinery powered by an internal combustion engine;

(15) "Household consumer used motor oil collection center", any site or facility that accepts or aggregates and stores used motor oil collected only from household consumers or farmers who generate an average of twenty- five gallons per month or less of used motor oil in a calendar year. This section shall not preclude a commercial generator from operating a household consumer used motor oil collection center;

(16) "Household consumer used motor oil collection system", any used motor oil collection center at publicly owned facilities or private locations, any curbside collection of household consumer used motor oil, or any other household consumer used motor oil collection program determined by the department to further the purposes of sections 260.200 to 260.345;

(17) "Infectious waste", waste in quantities and characteristics as determined by the department by rule, including isolation wastes, cultures and stocks of etiologic agents, blood and blood products, pathological wastes, other wastes from surgery and autopsy, contaminated laboratory wastes, sharps, dialysis unit wastes, discarded biologicals known or suspected to be infectious; provided, however, that infectious waste does not mean waste treated to department specifications;

(18) "Lead-acid battery", a battery designed to contain lead and sulfuric acid with a nominal voltage of at least six volts and of the type intended for use in motor vehicles and watercraft;

(19) "Major appliance", clothes washers and dryers, water heaters, trash compactors, dishwashers, microwave ovens, conventional ovens, ranges, stoves, woodstoves, air conditioners, refrigerators and freezers;

(20) "Mercuric-oxide battery" or "mercury battery", a battery having a mercuric-oxide positive electrode, a zinc negative electrode, and an alkaline electrolyte, including mercuric-oxide button cell batteries generally intended for use in hearing aids and larger size mercuric-oxide batteries used primarily in medical equipment;

(21) "Minor violation", a violation which possesses a small potential to harm the environment or human health or cause pollution, was not knowingly committed, and is not defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as other than minor;

(22) "Motor oil", any oil intended for use in a motor vehicle, as defined in section 301.010, RSMo, train, vessel, airplane, heavy equipment, or other machinery powered by an internal combustion engine;

(23) "Motor vehicle", as defined in section 301.010, RSMo;

(24) "Operator" and "permittee", anyone so designated, and shall include cities, counties, other political subdivisions, authority, state agency or institution, or federal agency or institution;

(25) "Permit modification", any permit issued by the department which alters or modifies the provisions of an existing permit previously issued by the department;

(26) "Person", any individual, partnership, corporation, association, institution, city, county, other political subdivision, authority, state agency or institution, or federal agency or institution;

(27) "Postclosure plan", plans, designs and relevant data which specify the methods and schedule by which the operator shall perform necessary monitoring and care for the area after closure to achieve the purposes of sections 260.200 to 260.345 and the regulations promulgated thereunder;

(28) "Recovered materials", those materials which have been diverted or removed from the solid waste stream for sale, use, reuse or recycling, whether or not they require subsequent separation and processing;

(29) "Recycled content", the proportion of fiber in a newspaper which is derived from postconsumer waste;

(30) "Recycling", the separation and reuse of materials which might otherwise be disposed of as solid waste;

(31) "Resource recovery", a process by which recyclable and recoverable material is removed from the waste stream to the greatest extent possible, as determined by the department and pursuant to department standards, for reuse or remanufacture;

(32) "Resource recovery facility", a facility in which recyclable and recoverable material is removed from the waste stream to the greatest extent possible, as determined by the department and pursuant to department standards, for reuse or remanufacture;

(33) "Sanitary landfill", a solid waste disposal area which accepts commercial and residential solid waste;

(34) "Solid waste", garbage, refuse and other discarded materials including, but not limited to, solid and semisolid waste materials resulting from industrial, commercial, agricultural, governmental and domestic activities, but does not include hazardous waste as defined in sections 260.360 to 260.432, recovered materials, overburden, rock, tailings, matte, slag or other waste material resulting from mining, milling or smelting;

(35) "Solid waste disposal area", any area used for the disposal of solid waste from more than one residential premises, or one or more commercial, industrial, manufacturing, recreational, or governmental operations;

(36) "Solid waste fee", a fee imposed pursuant to sections 260.200 to 260.345 and may be:

(a) A solid waste collection fee imposed at the point of waste collection; or

(b) A solid waste disposal fee imposed at the disposal site;

(37) "Solid waste management area", a solid waste disposal area which also includes one or more of the functions contained in the definitions of recycling, resource recovery facility, waste tire collection center, waste tire processing facility, waste tire site or solid waste processing facility, excluding incineration;

(38) "Solid waste management services", the collection, storage, separation, recovery, recycling, marketing, transfer, disposal, transportation and processing of solid waste including the use of facilities incidental to these activities and the operation of such facilities;

(39) "Solid waste management system", the entire process of managing solid waste in a manner which minimizes the generation and subsequent disposal of solid waste, including waste reduction, source separation, collection, storage, transportation, recycling, resource recovery, volume minimization, processing, market development, and disposal of solid wastes;

[(39)] (40) "Solid waste processing facility", any facility where solid wastes are salvaged and processed, including:

(a) A transfer station; or

(b) An incinerator which operates with or without energy recovery but excluding waste tire end-user facilities; or

(c) A material recovery facility which operates with or without composting;

[(40)] (41) "Solid waste technician", an individual who has successfully completed training in the practical aspects of the design, operation and maintenance of a permitted solid waste processing facility or solid waste disposal area in accordance with sections 260.200 to 260.345;

[(41)] (42) "Tire", a continuous solid or pneumatic rubber covering encircling the wheel of any self-propelled vehicle not operated exclusively upon tracks, or a trailer as defined in chapter 301, RSMo, except farm tractors and farm implements owned and operated by a family farm or family farm corporation as defined in section 350.010, RSMo;

[(42)] (43) "Used motor oil", any motor oil which as a result of use, becomes unsuitable for its original purpose due to loss of original properties or the presence of impurities, but used motor oil shall not include ethylene glycol, oils used for solvent purposes, oil filters that have been drained of free flowing used oil, oily waste, oil recovered from oil tank cleaning operations, oil spilled to land or water, or industrial nonlube oils such as hydraulic oils, transmission oils, quenching oils, and transformer oils;

[(43)] (44) "Utility waste landfill", a solid waste disposal area used for fly ash waste, bottom ash waste, slag waste and flue gas emission control waste generated primarily from the combustion of coal or other fossil fuels;

[(44)] (45) "Waste tire", a tire that is no longer suitable for its original intended purpose because of wear, damage, or defect;

[(45)] (46) "Waste tire collection center", a site where waste tires are collected prior to being offered for recycling or processing and where fewer than five hundred tires are kept on site on any given day;

[(46)] (47) "Waste tire end-user facility", a site where waste tires are used as a fuel or fuel supplement or converted into a useable product. Baled or compressed tires used in structures, or used at recreational facilities, or used for flood or erosion control shall be considered an end use;

[(47)] (48) "Waste tire generator", a person who sells tires at retail or any other person, firm, corporation, or government entity that generates waste tires;

[(48)] (49) "Waste tire processing facility", a site where tires are reduced in volume by shredding, cutting, chipping or otherwise altered to facilitate recycling, resource recovery or disposal;

[(49)] (50) "Waste tire site", a site at which five hundred or more waste tires are accumulated, but not including a site owned or operated by a waste tire end-user that burns waste tires for the generation of energy or converts waste tires to a useful product;

[(50)] (51) "Yard waste", leaves, grass clippings, yard and garden vegetation and Christmas trees. The term does not include stumps, roots or shrubs with intact root balls.

260.214. 1. No district shall provide solid waste management services or recycling either through such district's personnel or through contract with any other entity to provide solid waste management services unless a private entity is unwilling or unable to provide such services at a reasonable cost. For purposes of this section, "reasonable cost" shall be determined by comparing the costs of similar services offered in demographically similar areas of the state.

2. If a district determines that a private entity is unwilling or unable to provide solid waste management services or recycling in such district, the district shall inform the residents of such district of its intent to provide such services in such district at a public hearing held for such purpose. The district shall publish notice of the public hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in such district and shall accept public comment at such hearing.

3. If a district determines that it can provide solid waste management services where a private entity is unwilling or unable to provide such services at a reasonable cost, the district shall disclose to the public the entire cost of providing such services including, but not limited to, subsidies from taxes, fees, grants, intergovernmental transfers, in-kind contributions of real estate, interests in real estate, equipment, personnel or other assets, discounts and tax exemptions.

4. No district shall provide solid waste management services or recycling if a private entity already provides such services within such district.

260.222. The department of natural resources shall not make grants or loans to any district for solid waste management services or recycling if such grant or loan will be used to displace any private entity providing solid waste management services or recycling in such district.



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