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North Carolina Senate Passes Landfill Bill

Allan Gerlat

July 2, 2013

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North Carolina Senate Passes Landfill Bill

North Carolina’s Senate has passed a bill loosening restrictions on landfill operations in the state.

Senate Bill 328 passed by 29-16 vote and is now being considered by the House, according to the North Carolina General Assembly website.

The bill, sponsored by Republicans Tracy Wade, Harry Brown and Brent Jackson, states that previous changes to state rules have made it difficult to operate landfills in the state and have raised waste disposal costs.

Among other provisions the bill would extend landfill and transfer station permit lengths to 30 years; modify certain requirements including inspections and studies; modify financial responsibility for landfill operators; and modify the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ authority on landfill and transfer station permits.

 

 

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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