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      RS 30:2162     


§2162.  Solid waste capacity

A.(1)  Not later than January 1, 2007, and at least every two years thereafter, the secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality shall evaluate the volume and types of solid waste managed in Louisiana, which shall include solid waste that is reduced, generated, transported, recycled, processed, incinerated, treated, stored, or disposed.

(2)  In performing such evaluations, the secretary shall determine the permitted capacity that is available to safely manage the solid waste.  After each such determination, the secretary shall submit a report to the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment and the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality and shall make such determination available to the public through public notification and the department mail list.

B.(1)  The secretary shall ensure that sufficient available permitted capacity exists to safely and efficiently manage solid waste resulting from a declared emergency originating from an in-state emergencies.

(2)  Permitted capacity shall be considered along with other relevant factors in the permitting of solid waste.

Acts 2006, No. 829, §1; Acts 2008, No. 580, §2.

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