Committee On Natural Resources

  Mar 31, 2017   erosa


S.B. 315 Revises provisions relating to waste disposal. (BDR 40-989)


Summary:

Revises provisions relating to waste disposal. (BDR 40-989)

Title:

AN ACT relating to waste disposal; requiring the State Environmental Commission to study and make recommendations concerning certain agreements; limiting the amount that a franchisee may charge certain persons for the disposal of construction and demolition waste; prohibiting the governing body of a municipality from displacing or limiting competition in the collection, transportation and disposal of commercial recyclable material; requiring a county whose population is 100,000 or more to divert a certain percentage of solid waste from landfills; revising the statutory goal for recycling solid waste; requiring the board of county commissioners of each county in this State to report certain information to the Commission and the Legislature; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

Introduction Date:

Friday, March 17, 2017

Fiscal Notes:

Effect on Local Government: May have Fiscal Impact.
Effect on the State: Yes.

Unfunded Mandate:

CONTAINS UNFUNDED MANDATE

Digest:

Existing law authorizes the governing body of a county, city or other municipality to enter into agreements to provide a solid waste management system. (NRS 444.510) Section 4 of this bill requires the State Environmental Commission to: (1) study agreements between municipalities in the United States and other persons and entities for the collection and disposal of solid waste; and (2) make recommendations to municipalities in this State concerning such agreements. Section 5 of this bill requires a person who owns or operates a disposal site and has entered into an agreement with a municipality to collect, haul and dispose of construction and demolition waste to submit a monthly declaration containing certain information to the Commission. Section 5 requires the Commission to use that information to calculate the lowest rate that the person has advertised or solicited as a bid for the disposal of construction and demolition waste at the person's disposal site during the preceding month. Finally, section 5 prohibits the person from charging certain competitors a higher rate to dispose of construction and demolition waste at the disposal site than the rate calculated by the Commission. Section 6 of this bill establishes the Nevada Council on Recycling and Materials Management to provide recommendations to certain state and local governmental entities on matters relating to the disposal of solid waste. Existing law authorizes a board of county commissioners, the governing body of an incorporated city or a town board to displace or limit competition in the collection and disposal of garbage and other waste to provide adequate, economical and efficient services to the inhabitants of the county, city or town and to promote the general welfare. (NRS 244.187, 268.081, 269.128) Section 7 of this bill provides that the Legislature finds that displacing or limiting competition in the collection, transportation and disposal of commercial recyclable material does not achieve those objectives. Section 9 of this bill prohibits a board of county commissioners, the governing body of an incorporated city or a town board from entering into an agreement that provides another municipality or any person with the exclusive right to collect, transport and dispose of commercial recyclable material generated within the county, city or town. Sections 17-19 of this bill prohibit a board of county commissioners, the governing body of an incorporated city or a town board from displacing or limiting competition in the collection and disposal of commercial recyclable material. Existing law requires the Commission to adopt regulations concerning recycling with the goal of recycling at least 25 percent of the total solid waste generated within each municipality in this State. (NRS 444A.020) Section 15 of this bill raises that goal to at least 35 percent of the total solid waste generated within such a municipality. Section 13 of this bill requires certain counties to divert at least 25 percent of the solid waste generated within or shipped into the county for disposal from landfills to recycling centers, facilities for the recovery of materials from solid waste or composting facilities. Section 20 of this bill requires the board of county commissioners of each county to submit to the Commission and the Legislature a report concerning the efforts of the county to establish single-stream recycling programs and encourage recycling by businesses within the county.

Existing law authorizes the governing body of a county, city or other municipality to enter into agreements to provide a solid waste management system. (NRS 444.510) Section 4 of this bill requires the State Environmental Commission to: (1) study agreements between municipalities in the United States and other persons and entities for the collection and disposal of solid waste; and (2) make recommendations to municipalities in this State concerning such agreements. Section 5 of this bill requires a person who owns or operates a disposal site and has entered into an agreement with a municipality to collect, haul and dispose of construction and demolition waste to submit a monthly declaration containing certain information to the Commission. Section 5 requires the Commission to use that information to calculate the lowest rate that the person has advertised or solicited as a bid for the disposal of construction and demolition waste at the person's disposal site during the preceding month. Finally, section 5 prohibits the person from charging certain competitors a higher rate to dispose of construction and demolition waste at the disposal site than the rate calculated by the Commission. Section 6 of this bill establishes the Nevada Council on Recycling and Materials Management to provide recommendations to certain state and local governmental entities on matters relating to the disposal of solid waste. Existing law authorizes a board of county commissioners, the governing body of an incorporated city or a town board to displace or limit competition in the collection and disposal of garbage and other waste to provide adequate, economical and efficient services to the inhabitants of the county, city or town and to promote the general welfare. (NRS 244.187, 268.081, 269.128) Section 7 of this bill provides that the Legislature finds that displacing or limiting competition in the collection, transportation and disposal of commercial recyclable material does not achieve those objectives. Section 9 of this bill prohibits a board of county commissioners, the governing body of an incorporated city or a town board from entering into an agreement that provides another municipality or any person with the exclusive right to collect, transport and dispose of commercial recyclable material generated within the county, city or town. Sections 17-19 of this bill prohibit a board of county commissioners, the governing body of an incorporated city or a town board from displacing or limiting competition in the collection and disposal of commercial recyclable material. Existing law requires the Commission to adopt regulations concerning recycling with the goal of recycling at least 25 percent of the total solid waste generated within each municipality in this State. (NRS 444A.020) Section 15 of this bill raises that goal to at least 35 percent of the total solid waste generated within such a municipality. Section 13 of this bill requires certain counties to divert at least 25 percent of the solid waste generated within or shipped into the county for disposal from landfills to recycling centers, facilities for the recovery of materials from solid waste or composting facilities. Section 20 of this bill requires the board of county commissioners of each county to submit to the Commission and the Legislature a report concerning the efforts of the county to establish single-stream recycling programs and encourage recycling by businesses within the county. Existing law authorizes the governing body of a county, city or other municipality to enter into agreements to provide a solid waste management system. (NRS 444.510) Section 4 of this bill requires the State Environmental Commission to: (1) study agreements between municipalities in the United States and other persons and entities for the collection and disposal of solid waste; and (2) make recommendations to municipalities in this State concerning such agreements. Section 5 of this bill requires a person who owns or operates a disposal site and has entered into an agreement with a municipality to collect, haul and dispose of construction and demolition waste to submit a monthly declaration containing certain information to the Commission. Section 5 requires the Commission to use that information to calculate the lowest rate that the person has advertised or solicited as a bid for the disposal of construction and demolition waste at the person's disposal site during the preceding month. Finally, section 5 prohibits the person from charging certain competitors a higher rate to dispose of construction and demolition waste at the disposal site than the rate calculated by the Commission. Section 6 of this bill establishes the Nevada Council on Recycling and Materials Management to provide recommendations to certain state and local governmental entities on matters relating to the disposal of solid waste. Existing law authorizes a board of county commissioners, the governing body of an incorporated city or a town board to displace or limit competition in the collection and disposal of garbage and other waste to provide adequate, economical and efficient services to the inhabitants of the county, city or town and to promote the general welfare. (NRS 244.187, 268.081, 269.128) Section 7 of this bill provides that the Legislature finds that displacing or limiting competition in the collection, transportation and disposal of commercial recyclable material does not achieve those objectives. Section 9 of this bill prohibits a board of county commissioners, the governing body of an incorporated city or a town board from entering into an agreement that provides another municipality or any person with the exclusive right to collect, transport and dispose of commercial recyclable material generated within the county, city or town. Sections 17-19 of this bill prohibit a board of county commissioners, the governing body of an incorporated city or a town board from displacing or limiting competition in the collection and disposal of commercial recyclable material. Existing law requires the Commission to adopt regulations concerning recycling with the goal of recycling at least 25 percent of the total solid waste generated within each municipality in this State. (NRS 444A.020) Section 15 of this bill raises that goal to at least 35 percent of the total solid waste generated within such a municipality. Section 13 of this bill requires certain counties to divert at least 25 percent of the solid waste generated within or shipped into the county for disposal from landfills to recycling centers, facilities for the recovery of materials from solid waste or composting facilities. Section 20 of this bill requires the board of county commissioners of each county to submit to the Commission and the Legislature a report concerning the efforts of the county to establish single-stream recycling programs and encourage recycling by businesses within the county.


https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/79th2017...