§22-16-3. Commercial solid waste landfill closure assistance program.

(a) There is established within the division of environmental protection the commercial solid waste landfill closure assistance program. The purpose of the program is to provide assistance for the closure of landfills which are required to cease operations pursuant to the closure deadlines provided for in this chapter.

(b) Upon the acceptance of an application of the permittee of a solid waste landfill that satisfies the requirements in section ten of this article, the director shall provide, in accordance with the provisions of this article, and to the extent that funds are available, the following closure related services:

(1) Closure design, including an analysis of the effects of the landfill on groundwater and the design of measures necessary to protect and monitor the groundwater;

(2) Construction of all closure-related structures necessary to provide sufficient leachate management, sediment and erosion control, gas management, groundwater monitoring and final cover and cap, all to meet the closure-related requirements of article fifteen of this chapter and rules promulgated pursuant thereto; and

(3) All surface water and groundwater monitoring activities required pursuant to articles eleven and fifteen of this chapter and applicable rules promulgated thereunder.

(c) To the extent that there are funds available in the fund established in section twelve of this article or subdivision (3), subsection (h), section eleven, article fifteen of this chapter, the director may take remedial actions necessary to protect the groundwater and surface water, other natural resources and the health and safety of the citizens of this state.