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SB489 intr
Senate Bill No. 489

(By Senators Unger and Chafin)

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[Introduced February 5, 2010; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; and then to the Committee on Finance.]

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A BILL to amend and reenact §22-15A-16 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to determining the status of recycling goals; and conducting study to determine recycling rate in West Virginia.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §22-15A-16 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 15A. THE A. JAMES MANCHIN REHABILITATION ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION PLAN.

§22-15A-16. Recycling goals.
(a) By January 1, two thousand ten 2014, it is the goal of this state to reduce the disposal of municipal solid waste by recycle fifty percent of the amount of per capita solid waste generated. disposed of in 1991
(b) In an effort to determine the status of the recycling goals, the West Virginia Solid Waste Management Board shall conduct a one-time study to determine the recycling rate of each county and the state. The study shall be conducted for the waste stream disposed and recycled in the calendar year 2011 and reported to each county and regional solid waste authority, the Legislature and the Governor by June 30, 2012.
(c) In an effort to ensure accuracy, every municipality, county or regional solid waste authority, commercial waste hauler, commercial recycler, commercial business or institution shall submit recycling data to the West Virginia Solid Waste Management Board for the calendar year 2011. Such data shall be reported before February 28, 2012.
(d) West Virginia Solid Waste Management Board shall initiate a one-time award program to recognize and honor one municipality, one county or regional solid waste authority, one commercial waste hauler, one commercial recycler, one commercial business and one institution with the highest recycling tonnages in their category.
(e) To aid in future recycling planning, every municipality, county or regional solid waste authority, commercial waste hauler, commercial recycler that collects recyclables in West Virginia shall submit recycling data to the West Virginia Solid Waste Management Board on an annual basis. The Solid Waste Management Board shall include this information in the most recent West Virginia Comprehensive Solid Waste Plan.


NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to determine the status of recycling goals and conduct study to determine recycling rate in West Virginia.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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