Text: H.R.1481 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/12/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1481


To authorize certain States to prohibit the importation of solid waste from other States, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 12, 2009

Mr. Kanjorski introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To authorize certain States to prohibit the importation of solid waste from other States, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Solid Waste Compact Act”.

SEC. 2. Authority to prohibit importation of solid waste.

(a) Amendment.—Subtitle D of the Solid Waste Disposal Act (42 U.S.C. 6941 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

    Authority to prohibit importation of solid waste

“Sec. 4011. A State whose State plan has been approved under section 4007 may prohibit the importation into that State of solid waste from outside that State.”.

(b) Table of contents.—The table of contents for such subtitle D is amended by adding at the end the following new item:


“Sec. 4011. Authority to prohibit importation of solid waste.”.

SEC. 3. Alternative solid waste disposal methods.

(a) Amendment.—Subtitle A of the Solid Waste Disposal Act (42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

    Alternative solid waste disposal methods

“Sec. 1009. The Administrator shall, in consultation with the States and other interested persons, identify innovative alternative solid waste disposal methods, and establish and publish technical guidance regarding the implementation of such methods. Within one year after the date of the enactment of this section, and from time to time subsequently as warranted by changing circumstances, the Administrator shall transmit to the Congress a report summarizing the Administrator’s activities under this section.”.

(b) Table of contents.—The table of contents for such subtitle A is amended by adding at the end the following new item:


“Sec. 1009. Alternative solid waste disposal methods.”.


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