Following the approval of state legislators, Ohio Gov. Bob Taft is expected to sign a bill that will place new regulations on the state’s construction and debris landfills. According to an article in The Vindicator, the bill places several stipulations on CD&D landfills and regulates their placement near residential and recreational areas. The bill states that CD&D landfills cannot be placed within 500 feet of a residential property without the consent of the homeowner unless the landfill owns the residential property; and CD&D landfills cannot be placed within 500 feet of a national or state park or recreational area. The bill is expected to be signed into law by the end of the year.