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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: February 4, 2013 12:00 PM
From: Senator Lisa M. Boscola
To: All Senate members
Subject: Landfills and waste hauling
 
In the near future, I plan to reintroduce legislation safeguarding our local communities from issues associated with increased out-of-state trash being hauled to our existing landfills.

These three bills together will do the following:



Document #1

Introduced as SB783

Description: 1.  Require DEP to conduct a community health risk study before approving permits to expand a municipal landfill.  DEP would also be required to conduct no less than three public hearings before approving a landfill permit modification (expansion).
 

Document #2

Introduced as SB784

Description: 2.  Prohibit issuance of permits for siting new landfills or expanding existing landfills where voters have rejected the siting or expansion by referendum vote.
 

Document #3

Introduced as SB785

Description: 3.  Double the fines for trash-hauling vehicles that exceed the gross weight currently allowed under the Solid Waste Management Act.