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PRINTER'S NO. 1005
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
992
Session of
2023
INTRODUCED BY BONNER, APRIL 24, 2023
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY,
APRIL 24, 2023
AN ACT
Amending the act of July 7, 1980 (P.L.380, No.97), entitled "An
act providing for the planning and regulation of solid waste
storage, collection, transportation, processing, treatment,
and disposal; requiring municipalities to submit plans for
municipal waste management systems in their jurisdictions;
authorizing grants to municipalities; providing regulation of
the management of municipal, residual and hazardous waste;
requiring permits for operating hazardous waste and solid
waste storage, processing, treatment, and disposal
facilities; and licenses for transportation of hazardous
waste; imposing duties on persons and municipalities;
granting powers to municipalities; authorizing the
Environmental Quality Board and the Department of
Environmental Protection to adopt rules, regulations,
standards and procedures; granting powers to and imposing
duties upon county health departments; providing remedies;
prescribing penalties; and establishing a fund," in general
provisions, providing for areas where landfills are
prohibited.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. The act of July 7, 1980 (P.L.380, No.97), known
as the Solid Waste Management Act, is amended by adding a
section to read:
Section 109. Areas where landfills are prohibited.
A landfill designed, operated or maintained for the disposal
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of municipal waste, residual waste or hazardous waste may not be
located within 2,500 feet, measured horizontally, from an
occupied dwelling. This section shall apply to a landfill
seeking a permit from the department to initially open , reopen
or expand operations which has not been finally granted by the
department and a court having final jurisdiction, as applicable.
Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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