An Act To Implement Changes to Maine's Solid Waste Laws Pursuant to a Review of the State Waste Management and Recycling Plan
Sec. A-1. 38 MRSA §1303-C, sub-§1-C, as enacted by PL 2007, c. 338, §1 and affected by §5 and enacted by c. 414, §1, is amended to read:
Sec. A-2. 38 MRSA §2152-A is enacted to read:
§ 2152-A. State-owned solid waste disposal facilities; purpose, management and operation; disposal of municipal solid waste
The bureau, the operators of State-owned solid waste disposal facilities and the department shall ensure that the acceptance of waste at State-owned solid waste disposal facilities is consistent with the hierarchy and that options for the management of such waste that represent a higher priority on the hierarchy are not otherwise reasonably available.
(1) A specific need for the disposal has been identified by the bureau and the operator of the facility;
(2) The disposal is consistent with the solid waste management hierarchy under section 2101, as determined by the department; and
(3) Options for the management of the waste that represent a higher priority on the hierarchy are not otherwise reasonably available, as determined by the department; and
Sec. A-3. 38 MRSA §2156-A, sub-§1, as amended by PL 2011, c. 655, Pt. GG, §43 and affected by §70, is further amended to read:
Sec. B-1. 38 MRSA §1310-B, sub-§2, as amended by PL 2015, c. 250, Pt. C, §10, is further amended to read:
Sec. B-2. 38 MRSA §2101-A, sub-§§4 and 5 is enacted to read:
Sec. B-3. 38 MRSA §2124-A, first ¶, as amended by PL 2017, c. 376, §2, is further amended to read:
By January 1, 2020 2021 and biennially thereafter, the department shall submit a report to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over environmental and natural resources matters and the Governor setting forth information on statewide generation of solid waste, statewide recycling rates and available disposal capacity for solid waste.
Sec. B-4. 38 MRSA §2133, sub-§7, as amended by PL 2011, c. 655, Pt. GG, §33 and affected by §70, is further amended to read:
Sec. B-5. 38 MRSA §2145 is enacted to read:
§ 2145. Recycling reporting
The report must specify the quantity of reportable recyclable materials required to be reported under paragraphs B and C delineated into distinct material types to the extent possible. If the report specifies the quantity of reportable recyclable materials as determined using a volume-to-weight conversion formula, the report must include that conversion formula for review and approval by the department. The report may provide an aggregate quantity for multiple locations operated by a recycling establishment as long as the report specifically identifies each location used in determining the aggregate quantity.
The department shall establish reporting guidelines to ensure that reportable recyclable materials to be included in a report under this subsection are not counted more than once.