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SB 1217, 69th R.S.
Relating to amendments to the Solid Waste Disposal Act and Chapter 26, Water Code, SUBCHAPTER H, which: expand and restate the state solid waste management policy; require interagency coordination of solid waste management; redefine agency emergency powers; provide enforcement authority to the state agencies and establish procedures for the abatement of a release posing an imminent or substantial endangerment to the public health and safety or the environment; provide for establishment of site suitability standards; provide for joint agency permit hearings; provide for state remedial action at specified inactive or abandoned hazardous waste generation, treatment, storage or disposal facilities not covered by the federal environmental response law; specify a funding mechanism to support permitting, inspection, and enforcement activities relating to hazardous waste management activities required of specified state agencies; and provide for post-closure facility care responsibilities.

Last action: Referred to Natural Resources

Author: Ray Farabee

Environment--Hazardous, Toxic & Nuclear Waste
Environment--Solid Waste

Senate Committee: Natural Resources (H. Santiesteban, John Montford, Lindon Williams, J.E. Brown, Glenn Kothmann, Cynthia Krier, Ted Lyon, Bill Sarpalius, Bill Sims, Carlos Truan, Hector Uribe, John Whitmire)

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