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Engrossed Version House Bill 3356 History

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H. B. 3356


(By Delegates Michael, Doyle, Cann, Kominar, Browning,

and Williams)


(Originating in the Committee on Finance)


[March 25, 2005]


A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §22C-3-26; to amend and reenact §22C-4-3 and §22C-4-4 of said code; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §22C-4- 9a, all relating generally to the powers and duties of the Solid Waste Management Board; providing for performance reviews of authorities and performance measures; requiring proposal of legislative rules for implementation of review process and system; circumstances under which solid waste management board is authorized to intervene in and supersede the exercise of authority related to certain county or regional solid waste authorities that operate a solid waste facility; providing for establishment of a uniform chart of accounts delineating common revenue and expense account naming conventions to be adopted by all county and regional solid waste authorities; and requiring audits of authorities.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §22C-3-26; that §22C-4- 3 and §22C-4-4 of said code be amended and reenacted; and that said code be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §22C-4- 9a, all to read as follows:
ARTICLE 3. SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD.
§22C-3-26. Supersedure over county and regional solid waste authorities.

For purposes of exercising the authority provided under section nine-a, article four of this chapter, the Board may by resolution supersede and exercise, in part or whole, the powers granted to any only county or regional solid waste authority
that operate solid waste facilities as provided in chapters seven, twenty two, twenty two-c and twenty-four of this code. Actions of the Board supersede those powers granted to authorities in part or whole as provided by the resolution only county or regional solid waste authorities that operates a solid waste facility.
ARTICLE 4. COUNTY AND REGIONAL SOLID WASTE AUTHORITIES.
§22C-4-3. Creation of county solid waste authority; appointment to board of directors; vacancies.

(a) Each and every county solid waste authority authorized and created by the county commission of any county pursuant to former article sixteen, chapter seven of this code is hereby abolished on and after the first day of January, one thousand nine hundred eighty-nine. On and after the first day of January, one thousand nine hundred eighty-nine, a new county solid waste authority is hereby created and established as a public agency in every county of the state and is the successor to each county solid waste authority which may have been created by the county commission: Provided, That such county solid waste authorities shall not be established or shall cease to exist, as the case may be, in those counties which establish a regional solid waste authority pursuant to section four of this article. The Solid Waste Management Board may require a county solid waste authority to cooperate and participate in programs with other authorities if the need arises.
(b) The authority board of directors is comprised of five members who are appointed as follows: One by the Director of the Division of Environmental Protection, two by the county commission, one by the board of supervisors for the Soil Conservation District in which the county is situated and one by the Chairman of the Public Service Commission. The members of the board are appointed for terms of four years for which the initial shall start on the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred eighty-eight: Provided, That the first two members appointed by the county commission shall be appointed to initial terms of two and four years, respectively, and for terms of four years for each appointment thereafter: Provided, however, That on and after the first day of July, two thousand, the member appointed by the Director of the Division of Environmental Protection shall be appointed to an initial term of one year and for a term of four years for each appointment thereafter: Provided further, That the member appointed by the Chairman of the Public Service Commission shall be appointed to an initial term of three years and for a term of four years for each appointment thereafter. The members of the board shall receive no compensation for their service thereon but shall be reimbursed for their actual expenses incurred in the discharge of their duties. Vacancies in the office of member of the board of directors shall be filled for the balance of the remaining term by the appropriate appointing authority within sixty days after such vacancy occurs. No member who has any financial interest in the collection, transportation, processing, recycling or the disposal of refuse, garbage, solid waste or hazardous waste shall vote or act on any matter which directly affects the member's personal interests.
§22C-4-4. Establishment of regional solid waste authorities authorized; successor to county solid waste authorities; appointments to board of directors; vacancies.

(a) On and after the first day of January, one thousand nine hundred eighty-nine, any two or more counties within the same solid waste shed and with the approval of the Solid Waste Management Board, may establish a regional solid waste authority. Such a regional solid waste authority is a public agency and is the successor to any county solid waste authority existing on the date of said approval by the Solid Waste Management Board. The Solid Waste Management Board may require a county authority to cooperate and participate in programs with other county and regional authorities if the need arises.
(b) The board of directors of the regional solid waste authority are appointed as follows: One by the Director of the Division of Environmental Protection, two by the county commission of each county participating therein, one by the board of supervisors for each soil conservation district in which a county of the region is situated, one by the Chairman of the Public Service Commission and two municipal representatives from each county having one or more participating municipality to be selected by the mayors of the participating municipality from each such county. The members of the board are appointed for terms of four years for which the initial terms start on the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred eighty-eight: Provided, That the members appointed by the county commission shall be appointed to initial terms of two and four years, respectively, and to terms of four years after the expiration of each such initial term: Provided, however, That on and after the first day of July, two thousand, the member appointed by the Director of the Division of Environmental Protection shall be appointed to an initial term of one year and for a term of four years for each appointment thereafter: Provided further, That the member appointed by the Chairman of the Public Service Commission shall be appointed to an initial term of three years and for a term of four years for each appointment thereafter: And provided further, That of the two members appointed by the mayors from each county, one shall be appointed to an initial term of one year and for a term of four years for each appointment thereafter, and one shall be appointed to an initial term of three years and for a term of four years for each appointment thereafter. The members of the board shall receive no compensation for their service thereon but shall be reimbursed their actual expenses incurred in the discharge of their duties. Vacancies in the office of member of the board of directors shall be filled for the balance of the remaining term by the appropriate appointing authority within sixty days after such vacancy occurs. No member who has any financial interest in the collection, transportation, processing, recycling or the disposal of refuse, garbage, solid waste or hazardous waste shall vote or act on any matter which directly affects the member's personal interests.
§22C-4-9a. Findings, Solid Waste Management Board performance reviews and measures, legislative rules, intervention of impaired authorities, establishment of uniform chart of accounts, financial examination requirements.

(a) The Legislature finds that performance review and performance measurement are valuable tools for identifying serious impairments of commercial solid waste facilities operated by county or regional solid waste authorities and fostering accountability and effective and efficient facility operations.
(b) The Solid Waste Management Board shall conduct a biennial performance review of each county
that operates a commercial solid waste facility and regional solid waste authority that operates a commercial solid waste facility. Provided, That the Solid Waste Management Board may conduct a performance review at any time it determines a performance review to be necessary.
(c) The Solid Waste Management Board shall develop and maintain a system of annual and quarterly or more frequent performance measures useful in gauging the productivity and operational health of county and regional solid waste authorities operating commercial solid waste facilities. The authorities shall provide the performance measurement data in accordance with the legislative rule required under subsection (d) of this section.
(d) No later than the first day of August, two-thousand six, the Solid Waste Management Board in consultation and collaboration with the Public Service Commission, shall propose legislative rules for promulgation in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, to implement a performance review process and system of quarterly performance measures designed pursuant to subsections (b) and (c) of this section.
(e) For the purposes of this section, "performance review" means an accountability system which establishes benchmarks to evaluate and determine the effective and efficient performance of a county
solid waste authority operating a commercial solid waste facility or regional solid waste authority operating a commercial solid waste facility.
(f) For the purposes of this section, "performance measures" means outcome and output measures. "Outcomes" represent effects or results of programs. "Outputs" represent the units of services or activities produced.
(g) In promulgating the rules required by subsection (d) of this section, the Solid Waste Management Board shall establish criteria to be considered in conducting performance reviews, establish benchmarks to identify serious impairments, establish a recommendation process for correcting impairments and establish penalties for failure to comply, including a process for temporary intervention by the Solid Waste Management Board to correct impairments.
(h) When the Solid Waste Management Board determines through a performance review or regular monitoring of performance measures that an authority's commercial solid waste facility is seriously impaired and the authority does not correct the impairments, the intervention process may include, but is not limited to, the following methods:
(1) Appointing a team of improvement consultants to conduct on-site reviews and make strategic recommendations toward remedy of the serious impairments;
(2) Directing the authority's board of directors to prioritize and target its funds strategically toward alleviating the serious impairments;
(3) Recommending to the agencies that appoint the members of the authority's board of directors, as provided by subsection (b), section three, and subsection (b), section four of this article, that one or more members of the authority's board of directors be replaced;
(4) The Director of the Solid Waste Management Board, or his or her designee, may temporarily during intervention, preside as chair of the county or regional solid waste authority board meetings; and
(5) Exercising powers of supersedure provided under section twenty-six, article three of this chapter.
(i) The State Auditor in consultation and collaboration with the Solid Waste Management Board and the Public Service Commission shall establish a uniform chart of accounts delineating common revenue and expense account naming conventions to be adopted by all county and regional solid waste authorities, beginning no later than the first day of July, two-thousand six.
(j) The chief inspector and supervisor of local government offices shall conduct an annual examination on the financial report of county and regional solid waste authorities with an audit occurring every third year. Additionally, the chief inspector, upon request by the Solid Waste Management Board, shall conduct an audit of any county or regional solid waste authority that operates a commercial solid waste facility as a part of the performance review required by this section. The definitions of "examination", "audit" and "review" provided in section one-a, article nine, chapter six of this code apply to this subsection.
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