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Processing of Municipal Solid Waste

Concerning requirements for the processing of municipal solid waste in the state.
2024 Regular Session
Natural Resources & Environment
Bill Summary

On and after July 1, 2024, section 2 of the bill prohibits a person from operating or expanding certain units that incinerate combust municipal solid waste ( incineration combustion unit) and specifies exemptions to the prohibition.

On and after January 1, 2025, section 2 also clarifies that incineration combustion and incineration combustion units do not meet certain standards established by state law or rules. Section 3 changes current law to provide that synthetic gas produced by the pyrolysis of waste materials is not an eligible energy resource for the purpose of certain state-level renewable energy standards. Section 4 changes current law to specify that methane derived from the pyrolysis of municipal solid waste is not recovered methane that is a clean heat resource for the purpose of clean heat plans.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details