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2011 Changes to Solid Waste Management Act. Solid Waste Stats (FY10) 11.95 million tons disposed in MSW landfills ▪16.5% of waste disposed in MSWs is.

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1 2011 Changes to Solid Waste Management Act

2 Solid Waste Stats (FY10) million tons disposed in MSW landfills ▪16.5% of waste disposed in MSWs is imported ▪Tonnage disposed has declined over the past two years 2.2 million tons disposed in C&D landfills compared to 4 million tons disposed in FY07 29 years of remaining capacity in MSW landfills 47 years of remaining capacity in C&D landfills

3 HB 274: Tire Fee/Yard Trimmings/C&D Yard Trimmings ▪ Allows yard trimmings to be disposed in lined municipal solid waste landfills that have operating landfill gas collection systems directed to beneficial uses of landfill gas that promote renewable energy goals Reauthorized Tire Fee until 2014 C&D Recycling Credit ▪ Provides credit of 75¢ per ton of C&D material recycled ▪ Applies to only to facilities permitted exclusively for the disposal of construction or demolition waste that conducts recycling activities for construction or demolition materials

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5 Compost Operations in Georgia

6 HB 274 – Yard Trimmings Prohibition on mixing yard trimmings with municipal solid waste, other than at qualified landfills, is now state law Work group will develop procedures for qualifying lined landfills: ▪Documenting removal of local restrictions ▪Disposal procedures for yard trimmings ▪Proximity of gas capture to landfill working face

7 HB 274 Inert Waste Landfills Proposed restrictions removed from bill ▪Financial assurance, explosive gas control, and 200 ft buffer zones by 2013 ▪Permit from EPD by 2014 ▪Annual reporting to EPD Possible rulemaking in 2012?

8 SB 157: Solid Waste Planning Eliminates or reduces the following requirements ▪ That local governments submit plans to DCA for review ▪ That local governments report annually (now voluntary) ▪ Planning elements No change ▪Reporting requirements to EPD of landfill operators Adds the following requirements ▪ Landfill owners/operators submit amount of waste collected, processed and disposed at landfill to DCA (in addition to EPD) ▪ Landfill owners/operators submit remaining permit capacity to DCA (in addition to EPD) ▪ Landfill owners/operators submit recycling and composting ACTIVITIES in existence at landfills to DCA ▪ Landfill owners/operators submit any other pertinent info to DCA

9 SB 86: Comprehensive Planning Original version ▪ Provided that comprehensive planning by local governments shall be optional ▪ Repealed “ qualified local government ” definition As passed ▪ Changed definition of “ qualified local government ” County or municipality which has adopted a basic local plan ▪ Established “ Georgia Certified Retirement Community Program ” Vetoed by Governor

10 SB 211: EPA Federal Lead-Based Paint Renovation Program In the 2010 General Assembly, SB 78 provided regulatory authority to promulgate renovation rules Georgia adopted the federal renovation rules, effective December 9, General Assembly passed SB 211 to return Section , which was mistakenly removed during 2010 SB 78 ▪ Section was required to become a delegated EPA state program

11 EPA Federal Lead-Based Paint (LBP) Renovation Program Applies to residences and child-occupied facilities that were built in or before 1978 Regulates contractors and not homeowners working on their owner-occupied residence Regulates work that disturbs more than six square feet interior or 20 square feet exterior of lead-based paint LBP debris from residences can be disposed in MSW landfill Lead-based painted components may be disposed in C&D landfills LBP waste from demolition activities at commercial or industrial sites must have a TCLP analysis to determine appropriate waste disposal site

12 Changes to Solid Waste Management Act Scrap Tire Dump Discovery and Mapping Project

13 Franklin County: 2,000 tires Got a Site? Let us know at

14 Mapping Project Provide easy-to-access, searchable map of solid waste and recycling infrastructure ▪MSW Landfills (55) ▪C&D Landfills (49) ▪Industrial Landfills ▪Processors (130) ▪Transfer Stations (~300) ▪End Markets (~42-50) ▪Material Recovery Facilities (8) ▪Hubs (4) ▪Compost Facilities (39) ▪Inert Landfills (2500+) ▪Scrap Tire Piles

15 Map Layers Will Include Facility Information Location Permitted Capacity Remaining Capacity Annual Tonnage Total Tonnage Contact Information Material Type

16 How Can the Layers Be Used? Economic Development Offices ▪Provide quick access to Georgia’s solid waste and recycling data Emergency Management Officials ▪Ability to locate alternate facilities after an emergency or natural disaster Government Agencies (Planners and Solid Waste Staff Members) ▪Update solid waste management plans Businesses/Entrepreneurs ▪Provide business data to potential businesses looking to locate in Georgia A/E Firms/LEED professionals ▪Locate recyclers for materials (meet requirements for diversion of C&D material)

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18 Contact Information SWTF/Legislation/Rules Mark Smith or Mapping Project Stephanie Busch or Scrap Tire Project Winthrop Brown or


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