Presentation on theme: "Where Does Illegal Burning Fit In Solid Waste Planning & Implementation Jeff Fehrs Solid Waste Program."— Presentation transcript:
Where Does Illegal Burning Fit In Solid Waste Planning & Implementation Jeff Fehrs Solid Waste Program
Act 78: Maintained municipalities responsible for SW Management Required ANR to develop statewide SW Management Plan Required local SW implementation plans (SWIPs) Encouraged municipalities to work together Many other requirements
Statute: 24 VSA § 2202a: Municipalities are responsible for SW Prepare SWIPs that conforms with State Plan 10 VSA § 6604: ANR shall publish the State Plan to achieve key priorities
Current Situation Total of 256 towns, cities, grants, & gores 214 are covered by 15 District/Alliance SWIPs 33 are independent towns with own SWIP 9 not covered by a SWIP 95.0% of towns covered by a SWIP 99.4% of population covered by a SWIP
Critical Issue 10: Within 18 months of the effective date of any revision to the state solid waste management plan all municipalities, either individually or through a SW district or intermunicipal association, shall submit a SWIP that includes all elements necessary to be in conformance with the State Plan.
Critical Issue 3: Requires Illegal Disposal Plan: Adoption and enforcement of ordinance, or Other means to achieve equivalent results Address education Address cost & convenience of disposal options
Grant Programs: SW Management Assistance Fund Pass- Thru Grants SW Implementation Grants Good News & Bad News
SWMAF Pass-Thru Grants: Small Portion of SWMAF used for grants Funds various initiatives Annual review, establish priorities Grants to SW planning entities, non-profits, private sector Typically $35k to $50k per year for illegal burning projects
SWMAF Pass-Thru Grants: Grant funded projects include: Media advertising campaigns Hire county sheriff(s) for education/enforcement School education/involvement Burn barrel buy-back Ordinance adoption
SW Implementation Grants: Appropriation in Capital Bill Specific to capital cost related to program implementation 40% funding of eligible costs
Current Grant Limitations: SWMAF Pass-Thru: Less Pass-Thru More competition Implementation Grants: Last appropriation: 97 All Funds allocated
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