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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.



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