Resolve, To Require the Department of Environmental Protection To Review Emerging Technologies and the Laws Regarding Incinerators
Sec. 1. Task force; report; authority to submit legislation. Resolved: That the Department of Environmental Protection shall review whether facilities using emerging waste-to-energy technologies that provide environmental and energy benefits should be excluded from the statutory ban on the establishment of new commercial incinerators under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 38, section 1310-X. The department shall establish a task force to advise the department on matters relating to the review. By January 5, 2010, the department shall submit a report, including its findings, recommendations and, if needed, legislation implementing the recommendations, to the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources. The committee may submit legislation relating to the report to the Second Regular Session of the 124th Legislature.