Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act (Pennsylvania)

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Place Pennsylvania


   
Applies to States or Provinces Pennsylvania
Name Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act (Pennsylvania)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province



























Program Administrator Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Primary Website http://www.palrb.us/pamphletlaws/19001999/1988/0/act/0101.pdf



Last Review 2014-09-15



Summary

This act provides for planning for the processing and disposal of municipal waste; requires counties to submit plans for municipal waste management systems within their boundaries; authorizes grants to counties and municipalities for planning, resource recovery and recycling; imposes and collects fees and requires municipalities to implement recycling programs. The department shall not issue any approval or permit for a resource recovery facility under the Solid Waste Management Act, unless the applicant has provided the department with adequate documentation and assurances that all ash residue produced from or by a resource recovery facility will be disposed at a permitted landfill. Prior to the approval of any permit application for a resource recovery facility, the operator shall submit a plan to the department for the alternate disposal of municipal waste designated for disposal at the resource recovery facility. The department shall not issue any approval or permit for a resource recovery facility unless the applicant has provided the department with a study that documents the short-term and long-term effects that the facility will have on the public and private water supply. The department shall not issue a permit for, nor allow the operation of, a new municipal waste landfill, a new commercial residual waste treatment facility or a new resource recovery facility within 300 yards of a building which is owned by a school district or a parochial school and used for instructional purposes, parks or playgrounds existing prior to the date the department has received an administratively complete application for a permit for such facilities.



Policy Contact

Contact Name Steve Socash
Department Environmental Protection
Division Bureau of Waste Management
Address Post Office Box 69170, Harrisburg, PA, 17106-9170



Phone 717-787-7381

Fax 717-787-1904
Email ra-epbenuseall@pa.gov
Website http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/waste/6006
     
     

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Laws of Pennsylvania Act 1988-101

Date Enacted 1988


















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