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      RS 30:2179     


§2179.  Hazardous waste management assessment

A.(1)  Not later than January 1, 2007, the secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality shall evaluate the volume and types of hazardous waste managed in Louisiana, which shall include hazardous waste reduced, generated, transported, managed, recycled, disposed of, or otherwise handled in the state.

(2)  Not later than July 1, 2007, the secretary shall determine the available permitted capacity for management of hazardous waste.

B.(1)  The secretary shall consider pending applications for the expansion or modification of existing hazardous waste facilities and approved construction of new hazardous waste facilities when evaluating available permitted capacity.

(2)  The secretary shall consider available permitted capacity as it relates to the management of hazardous waste resulting from an emergency situation before issuing an additional hazardous waste permit.

C.  A fifteen percent limitation above the total permitted capacity shall be applied on an aggregate basis and shall not be applied individually to a certain facility.  The fifteen percent limitation shall not be applicable during a response to a natural disaster impacting the state where such limitation could significantly impede or prevent the protection of human health and the environment.  Upon completing an evaluation and determination of permitted hazardous waste capacity, the fifteen percent limitation may be revised.  The secretary shall provide notice to the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment and the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality and public notice and shall receive and consider comments of any revision of the fifteen percent limitation provision.

Acts 1987, No. 875, §1; Acts 1993, No. 556, §1, eff. June 10, 1993; Acts 2006, No. 112, §1; Acts 2008, No. 580, §2.

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