H.R.1548 - To phase out the incineration of solid waste, and for other purposes.107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1] (Introduced 04/24/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/04/2001 Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Chairman. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1548 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)
Requires each State to adopt and submit to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency a three-year implementation plan to achieve: (1) increased recycling by at least 75 percent; (2) water source pollution reduction; (3) restriction of landfill dumping to materials that are not recyclable or compostable; (4) the phasing out of solid waste incineration within four years and six months after this Act's enactment; (5) a waste reduction rate of ten percent; and (6) an increase in composting of ten percent. Provides for Federal implementation plans for States that fail to meet plan submission requirements.
Introduced in House (04/24/2001)
Authorizes the Administrator to impose a prohibition on the approval by the Secretary of Transportation of certain highway projects or awarding of highway grants applicable to a State that fails to submit a plan, has a plan submission disapproved, or fails to implement a requirement of an approved plan.
Provides for grants to States that phase out the incineration of solid waste prior to the deadline established under this Act.
Grants a State the authority to limit or restrict the importation of solid waste on the date the State phases out solid waste incineration.