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H.B. 357

This document includes Senate Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 1:39 PM by lpoole. -->              1     

WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES SITING AMENDMENTS

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2013 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Ronda Rudd Menlove

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Senate Sponsor: Curtis S. Bramble

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies provisions relating to the information required for a proposed
             10      nonhazardous solid or hazardous waste operation plan.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    modifies provisions relating to the information required for a proposed
             14      nonhazardous solid or hazardous waste operation plan; and
             15          .    makes technical changes.
             16      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             17          None
             18      Other Special Clauses:
             19          None
             20      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             21      AMENDS:
             22          19-6-108, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 360
             23     
             24      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             25          Section 1. Section 19-6-108 is amended to read:
             26           19-6-108. New nonhazardous solid or hazardous waste operation plans for
             27      facility or site -- Administrative and legislative approval required -- Exemptions from


             28      legislative and gubernatorial approval -- Time periods for review -- Information required
             29      -- Other conditions -- Revocation of approval -- Periodic review.
             30          (1) For purposes of this section, the following items shall be treated as submission of a
             31      new operation plan:
             32          (a) the submission of a revised operation plan specifying a different geographic site
             33      than a previously submitted plan;
             34          (b) an application for modification of a commercial hazardous waste incinerator if the
             35      construction or the modification would increase the hazardous waste incinerator capacity above
             36      the capacity specified in the operation plan as of January 1, 1990, or the capacity specified in
             37      the operation plan application as of January 1, 1990, if no operation plan approval has been
             38      issued as of January 1, 1990;
             39          (c) an application for modification of a commercial nonhazardous solid waste
             40      incinerator if the construction of the modification would cost 50% or more of the cost of
             41      construction of the original incinerator or the modification would result in an increase in the
             42      capacity or throughput of the incinerator of a cumulative total of 50% above the total capacity
             43      or throughput that was approved in the operation plan as of January 1, 1990, or the initial
             44      approved operation plan if the initial approval is subsequent to January 1, 1990;
             45          (d) an application for modification of a commercial nonhazardous solid or hazardous
             46      waste treatment, storage, or disposal facility, other than an incinerator, if the modification
             47      would be outside the boundaries of the property owned or controlled by the applicant, as shown
             48      in the application or approved operation plan as of January 1, 1990, or the initial approved
             49      operation plan if the initial approval is subsequent to January 1, 1990; or
             50          (e) a submission of an operation plan to construct a facility, if previous approvals of the
             51      operation plan to construct the facility have been revoked pursuant to Subsection (3)(c)(iii).
             52          (2) Capacity under Subsection (1)(b) shall be calculated based on the throughput
             53      tonnage specified for the trial burn in the operation plan or the operation plan application if no
             54      operation plan approval has been issued as of January 1, 1990, and on annual operations of
             55      7,000 hours.
             56          (3) (a) (i) No person may own, construct, modify, or operate any facility or site for the
             57      purpose of disposing of nonhazardous solid waste or treating, storing, or disposing of
             58      hazardous waste without first submitting and receiving the approval of the director for an


             59      operation plan for that facility or site.
             60          (ii) (A) A permittee who is the current owner of a facility or site that is subject to an
             61      operation plan may submit to the director information, a report, a plan, or other request for
             62      approval for a proposed activity under an operation plan:
             63          (I) after obtaining the consent of any other permittee who is a current owner of the
             64      facility or site; and
             65          (II) without obtaining the consent of any other permittee who is not a current owner of
             66      the facility or site.
             67          (B) The director may not:
             68          (I) withhold an approval of an operation plan requested by a permittee who is a current
             69      owner of the facility or site on the grounds that another permittee who is not a current owner of
             70      the facility or site has not consented to the request; or
             71          (II) give an approval of an operation plan requested by a permittee who is not a current
             72      owner before receiving consent of the current owner of the facility or site.
             73          (b) (i) Except for facilities that receive the following wastes solely for the purpose of
             74      recycling, reuse, or reprocessing, no person may own, construct, modify, or operate any
             75      commercial facility that accepts for treatment or disposal, with the intent to make a profit, any
             76      of the wastes listed in Subsection (3)(b)(ii) without first submitting a request to and receiving
             77      the approval of the director for an operation plan for that facility site.
             78          (ii) Wastes referred to in Subsection (3)(b)(i) are:
             79          (A) fly ash waste, bottom ash waste, slag waste, or flue gas emission control waste
             80      generated primarily from the combustion of coal or other fossil fuels;
             81          (B) wastes from the extraction, beneficiation, and processing of ores and minerals; or
             82          (C) cement kiln dust wastes.
             83          (c) (i) No person may construct a facility listed under Subsection (3)(c)(ii) until the
             84      person receives:
             85          (A) local government approval and the approval described in Subsection (3)(a);
             86          (B) approval from the Legislature; and
             87          (C) after receiving the approvals described in Subsections (3)(c)(i)(A) and (B),
             88      approval from the governor.
             89          (ii) A facility referred to in Subsection (3)(c)(i) is:


             90          (A) a commercial nonhazardous solid waste disposal facility;
             91          (B) except for facilities that receive the following wastes solely for the purpose of
             92      recycling, reuse, or reprocessing, any commercial facility that accepts for treatment or disposal,
             93      with the intent to make a profit: fly ash waste, bottom ash waste, slag waste, or flue gas
             94      emission control waste generated primarily from the combustion of coal or other fossil fuels;
             95      wastes from the extraction, beneficiation, and processing of ores and minerals; or cement kiln
             96      dust wastes; or
             97          (C) a commercial hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facility.
             98          (iii) The required approvals described in Subsection (3)(c)(i) for a facility described in
             99      Subsection (3)(c)(ii)(A) or (B) are automatically revoked if:
             100          (A) the governor's approval is received on or after May 10, 2011, and the facility is not
             101      operational within five years after the day on which the governor's approval is received; or
             102          (B) the governor's approval is received before May 10, 2011, and the facility is not
             103      operational on or before May 10, 2016.
             104          (iv) The required approvals described in Subsection (3)(c)(i) for a facility described in
             105      Subsection (3)(c)(ii)(A) or (B), including the approved operation plan, are not transferrable to
             106      another person for five years after the day on which the governor's approval is received.
             107          (d) No person need obtain gubernatorial or legislative approval for the construction of
             108      a hazardous waste facility for which an operating plan has been approved by or submitted for
             109      approval to the executive secretary of the board under this section before April 24, 1989, and
             110      which has been determined, on or before December 31, 1990, by the executive secretary of the
             111      board to be complete, in accordance with state and federal requirements for operating plans for
             112      hazardous waste facilities even if a different geographic site is subsequently submitted.
             113          (e) No person need obtain gubernatorial and legislative approval for the construction of
             114      a commercial nonhazardous solid waste disposal facility for which an operation plan has been
             115      approved by or submitted for approval to the executive secretary of the board under this section
             116      on or before January 1, 1990, and which, on or before December 31, 1990, the executive
             117      secretary of the board determines to be complete, in accordance with state and federal
             118      requirements applicable to operation plans for nonhazardous solid waste facilities.
             119          (f) Any person owning or operating a facility or site on or before November 19, 1980,
             120      who has given timely notification as required by Section 3010 of the Resource Conservation


             121      and Recovery Act of 1976, 42 U.S.C. Section 6921, et seq., and who has submitted a proposed
             122      hazardous waste plan under this section for that facility or site, may continue to operate that
             123      facility or site without violating this section until the plan is approved or disapproved under
             124      this section.
             125          (g) (i) The director shall suspend acceptance of further applications for a commercial
             126      nonhazardous solid or hazardous waste facility upon a finding that the director cannot
             127      adequately oversee existing and additional facilities for permit compliance, monitoring, and
             128      enforcement.
             129          (ii) The director shall report any suspension to the Natural Resources, Agriculture, and
             130      Environment Interim Committee.
             131          (4) The director shall review each proposed nonhazardous solid or hazardous waste
             132      operation plan to determine whether that plan complies with the provisions of this part and the
             133      applicable rules of the board.
             134          (5) (a) If the facility is a class I or class II facility, the director shall approve or
             135      disapprove that plan within 270 days from the date it is submitted.
             136          (b) Within 60 days after receipt of the plans, specifications, or other information
             137      required by this section for a class I or II facility, the director shall determine whether the plan
             138      is complete and contains all information necessary to process the plan for approval.
             139          (c) (i) If the plan for a class I or II facility is determined to be complete, the director
             140      shall issue a notice of completeness.
             141          (ii) If the plan is determined by the director to be incomplete, the director shall issue a
             142      notice of deficiency, listing the additional information to be provided by the owner or operator
             143      to complete the plan.
             144          (d) The director shall review information submitted in response to a notice of
             145      deficiency within 30 days after receipt.
             146          (e) The following time periods may not be included in the 270 day plan review period
             147      for a class I or II facility:
             148          (i) time awaiting response from the owner or operator to requests for information
             149      issued by the director;
             150          (ii) time required for public participation and hearings for issuance of plan approvals;
             151      and


             152          (iii) time for review of the permit by other federal or state government agencies.
             153          (6) (a) If the facility is a class III or class IV facility, the director shall approve or
             154      disapprove that plan within 365 days from the date it is submitted.
             155          (b) The following time periods may not be included in the 365 day review period:
             156          (i) time awaiting response from the owner or operator to requests for information
             157      issued by the director;
             158          (ii) time required for public participation and hearings for issuance of plan approvals;
             159      and
             160          (iii) time for review of the permit by other federal or state government agencies.
             161          (7) If, within 365 days after receipt of a modification plan or closure plan for any
             162      facility, the director determines that the proposed plan, or any part of it, will not comply with
             163      applicable rules, the director shall issue an order prohibiting any action under the proposed plan
             164      for modification or closure in whole or in part.
             165          (8) Any person who owns or operates a facility or site required to have an approved
             166      hazardous waste operation plan under this section and who has pending a permit application
             167      before the United States Environmental Protection Agency shall be treated as having an
             168      approved plan until final administrative disposition of the permit application is made under this
             169      section, unless the director determines that final administrative disposition of the application
             170      has not been made because of the failure of the owner or operator to furnish any information
             171      requested, or the facility's interim status has terminated under Section 3005 (e) of the Resource
             172      Conservation and Recovery Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 6925 (e).
             173          (9) [No] The director may not approve a proposed nonhazardous solid or hazardous
             174      waste operation plan [may be approved] unless [it] the plan contains the information that the
             175      board requires, including:
             176          (a) estimates of the composition, quantities, and concentrations of any hazardous waste
             177      identified under this part and the proposed treatment, storage, or disposal of it;
             178          (b) evidence that the disposal of nonhazardous solid waste or treatment, storage, or
             179      disposal of hazardous waste will not be done in a manner that may cause or significantly
             180      contribute to an increase in mortality, an increase in serious irreversible or incapacitating
             181      reversible illness, or pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the
             182      environment;


             183          (c) consistent with the degree and duration of risks associated with the disposal of
             184      nonhazardous solid waste or treatment, storage, or disposal of specified hazardous waste,
             185      evidence of financial responsibility in whatever form and amount that the director determines is
             186      necessary to insure continuity of operation and that upon abandonment, cessation, or
             187      interruption of the operation of the facility or site, all reasonable measures consistent with the
             188      available knowledge will be taken to insure that the waste subsequent to being treated, stored,
             189      or disposed of at the site or facility will not present a hazard to the public or the environment;
             190          (d) evidence that the personnel employed at the facility or site have education and
             191      training for the safe and adequate handling of nonhazardous solid or hazardous waste;
             192          (e) plans, specifications, and other information that the director considers relevant to
             193      determine whether the proposed nonhazardous solid or hazardous waste operation plan will
             194      comply with this part and the rules of the board; [and]
             195          (f) compliance schedules, where applicable, including schedules for corrective action
             196      or other response measures for releases from any solid waste management unit at the facility,
             197      regardless of the time the waste was placed in the unit[.];
             198          (g) for a proposed operation plan submitted on or after July 1, 2013, for a new solid or
             199      hazardous waste facility S. other than a water treatment facility that treats, stores, or disposes
             199a      site-generated solid or hazardous waste onsite .S , a traffic impact study that:
             200          (i) takes into consideration the safety, operation, and condition of roadways serving the
             201      proposed facility; and
             202          (ii) is reviewed and approved by the Department of Transportation or a local highway
             203      authority, whichever has jurisdiction over each road serving the proposed facility, with the cost
             204      of the review paid by the person who submits the proposed operation plan; and
             205          (h) for a proposed operation plan submitted on or after July 1, 2013, for a new
             206      nonhazardous solid waste facility owned or operated by a local government, financial
             207      information that discloses all costs of establishing and operating the facility, including:
             208          (i) land acquisition and leasing;
             209          (ii) construction;
             210          (iii) estimated annual operation;
             211          (iv) equipment;
             212          (v) ancillary structures;
             213          (vi) roads;


             214          (vii) transfer stations; and
             215          (viii) using other operations that are not contiguous to the proposed facility but are
             216      necessary to support the facility's construction and operation.
             217          (10) The director may not approve a commercial nonhazardous solid or hazardous
             218      waste operation plan that meets the requirements of Subsection (9) unless it contains the
             219      information required by the board, including:
             220          (a) evidence that the proposed commercial facility has a proven market of
             221      nonhazardous solid or hazardous waste, including:
             222          (i) information on the source, quantity, and price charged for treating, storing, and
             223      disposing of potential nonhazardous solid or hazardous waste in the state and regionally;
             224          (ii) a market analysis of the need for a commercial facility given existing and potential
             225      generation of nonhazardous solid or hazardous waste in the state and regionally; and
             226          (iii) a review of other existing and proposed commercial nonhazardous solid or
             227      hazardous waste facilities regionally and nationally that would compete for the treatment,
             228      storage, or disposal of the nonhazardous solid or hazardous waste;
             229          (b) a description of the public benefits of the proposed facility, including:
             230          (i) the need in the state for the additional capacity for the management of nonhazardous
             231      solid or hazardous waste;
             232          (ii) the energy and resources recoverable by the proposed facility;
             233          (iii) the reduction of nonhazardous solid or hazardous waste management methods,
             234      which are less suitable for the environment, that would be made possible by the proposed
             235      facility; and
             236          (iv) whether any other available site or method for the management of hazardous waste
             237      would be less detrimental to the public health or safety or to the quality of the environment;
             238      and
             239          (c) compliance history of an owner or operator of a proposed commercial
             240      nonhazardous solid or hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facility, which may be
             241      applied by the director in a nonhazardous solid or hazardous waste operation plan decision,
             242      including any plan conditions.
             243          (11) The director may not approve a commercial nonhazardous solid or hazardous
             244      waste facility operation plan unless based on the application, and in addition to the


             245      determination required in Subsections (9) and (10), the director determines that:
             246          (a) the probable beneficial environmental effect of the facility to the state outweighs
             247      the probable adverse environmental effect; and
             248          (b) there is a need for the facility to serve industry within the state.
             249          (12) Approval of a nonhazardous solid or hazardous waste operation plan may be
             250      revoked, in whole or in part, if the person to whom approval of the plan has been given fails to
             251      comply with that plan.
             252          (13) The director shall review all approved nonhazardous solid and hazardous waste
             253      operation plans at least once every five years.
             254          (14) The provisions of Subsections (10) and (11) do not apply to hazardous waste
             255      facilities in existence or to applications filed or pending in the department prior to April 24,
             256      1989, that are determined by the executive secretary of the board on or before December 31,
             257      1990, to be complete, in accordance with state and federal requirements applicable to operation
             258      plans for hazardous waste facilities.
             259          (15) The provisions of Subsections (9), (10), and (11) do not apply to a nonhazardous
             260      solid waste facility in existence or to an application filed or pending in the department prior to
             261      January 1, 1990, that is determined by the director, on or before December 31, 1990, to be
             262      complete in accordance with state and federal requirements applicable to operation plans for
             263      nonhazardous solid waste facilities.
             264          (16) Nonhazardous solid waste generated outside of this state that is defined as
             265      hazardous waste in the state where it is generated and which is received for disposal in this
             266      state may not be disposed of at a nonhazardous waste disposal facility owned and operated by
             267      local government or a facility under contract with a local government solely for disposal of
             268      nonhazardous solid waste generated within the boundaries of the local government, unless
             269      disposal is approved by the director.
             270          (17) This section may not be construed to exempt any facility from applicable
             271      regulation under the federal Atomic Energy Act, 42 U.S.C. Sections 2014 and 2021 through
             272      2114.





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