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      RS 30:2023     

  

§2023.  Existing permits, registrations, variances, and licenses

A.(1)  Except as otherwise provided in this Subsection, all permits, registrations, variances, and licenses granted for any activity covered by this Chapter shall have, as a matter of law, a term of not more than ten years, unless otherwise specified by rule or regulation for all facilities of a particular class or category, or unless a period of greater than ten years was specified when the existing permit, registration, variance, or license was granted, or specified in the permit, registration, variance, or license.  At the end of the term the department may in accordance with rules and regulations extend or reissue a permit, registration, variance, or license for another term of up to ten years.

(2)  In addition, a permit for a solid waste landfill may be issued for a term that equals the estimated life of the landfill based on landfill capacity, but in no case shall such term exceed twenty years.  At the end of the term, the department may, in accordance with rules and regulations, extend or reissue a permit, registration, variance, or license for such landfill for another term of up to twenty years.  All permits issued to allow operation of a solid waste landfill shall include conditions requiring annual certification of compliance with the permit as required by regulations promulgated in accordance with R.S. 30:2154(B)(10).

B.  The department may at any time:

(1)  Revoke a permit, registration, variance, or license for cause in accordance with law, rule, or regulation.

(2)  After notice to the permittee and an opportunity for a hearing, modify a permit for cause in accordance with rule or regulation.

C.  At the end of the term of any permit, registration, variance, or license the provisions of R.S. 49:961(B) shall apply with regard to any request for an extension or renewal.  No permit, registration, variance, or license shall be terminated pursuant to this Section if the department has taken no action to extend, modify, or revoke the grant of authority.  The grant shall remain in effect until such action is taken.

Acts 1989, No. 472, §1; Acts 1993, No. 116, §1; Acts 2010, No. 982, §1.



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