(a) The director shall by rules promulgated in accordance with chapter twenty-nine-a of this code establish standards and criteria applicable to commercial solid waste facilities for the visual screening of such facilities from any interstate highway, turnpike, federal and state primary highway or scenic parkway. The director shall not issue a permit under this article to install, establish, construct or operate any commercial solid waste facility without proper visual screening from any interstate highway, turnpike, federal or state primary highway or scenic parkway.
(b) The director shall give substantial deference and consideration to the county or regional litter and solid waste control plan approved pursuant to article four, chapter twenty-two-c of this code and to the comprehensive county plan adopted by the county commission pursuant to article twenty-four, chapter eight of this code in the issuance or the renewal of any permit under this article: Provided, That the authority and discretion of the director under this article is not diminished or modified by this subsection.
(c) The director is authorized and directed to promulgate legislative rules pursuant to chapter twenty-nine-a of this code encouraging each commercial solid waste facility and each person, partnership, corporation and governmental agency engaged in the commercial collection, transportation, processing and disposal of solid waste to recycle paper, glass, plastic and aluminum materials and such other solid wastes as the director may specify.
(d) The director is authorized and directed to promulgate legislative rules pursuant to chapter twenty-nine-a of this code encouraging each person, partnership, corporation and governmental agency subscribing to solid waste collection services to segregate paper, glass, plastic and aluminum material, and such other solid waste material as the director may specify, prior to collection of such wastes at their source for purposes of recycling.
(e) Under no condition shall transloading solid waste materials be permitted within a municipality except those facilities owned or operated on behalf of the municipality in which the facility is located.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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