NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.
Bill Sent To Committee
May 8, 2007
May 3, 2007(Key vote)
Title: Landfill Moratorium
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that creates a moratorium on new landfill construction and bans dumping Canadian waste into Michigan landfills.
-Rejects applications for new landfill construction permits during the period from March 1, 2007 until October 1, 2012 [Sec. 11511C (1)].
-Allows permits for design modifications to existing landfills provided they do not increase the landfills capacity [Sec. 11511C (2)].
-Allows permits for landfill expansion provided they have less than three years of disposal capacity remaining, as well as no more than eight years of capacity after expansion [Sec. 11511C (3)].
-Allows permits for new landfill construction adjacent to existing landfill, provided that they meet certain circumstances [Sec. 11511C (4)].
-Prohibits landfills within the state from accepting waste generated in Canada [Sec. 11511C (9)].