OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 5540 (as amended by House "A")*

AN ACT TRANSFERRING CERTAIN POWERS OF THE BRISTOL RESOURCE RECOVERY FACILITY OPERATING COMMITTEE TO THE WEST CENTRAL CONNECTICUT SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLING BOARD.

SUMMARY:

This bill requires the energy and environmental protection commissioner to allow solid waste disposal at out-of-state land disposal facilities if (1) such facilities comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws and (2) the municipality or contractor disposing of solid waste at such facilities attempted to use a waste-to-energy facility.

Under the bill, the allowance does not apply to solid waste generated in any municipality with a disposal contract with the Southeastern Regional Resources Recovery Authority. The bill specifies that certain statutory provisions that (1) require adoption of regulations establishing and amending the state's solid waste management plan and (2) specific changes to the plan, do not apply to solid waste in municipalities with such contracts with the Southeastern Regional Resources Recovery Authority.

*House Amendment “A” replaces the underlying file (File 362), which transferred certain powers of the Bristol Resource Recovery Facility Operating Committee to the West Central Connecticut Solid Waste and Recycling Board.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

COMMITTEE ACTION

Planning and Development Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

20

Nay

0

(03/23/2012)