34A-6-70. Solid waste evaluation.

Each county and first class municipality shall prepare or have prepared, on or before January 1, 1993, a solid waste evaluation coordinated with the state solid waste management plan. The evaluation shall cover a fifteen-year time period, shall serve as the basis for county and municipal decisions on the need for facilities, and shall be provided to the board for its consideration in determining whether to issue facility permits under § 34A-6-1.13. The evaluation shall include an analysis of the current and projected volume of solid waste, disposal capacity including all existing and planned facilities, the potential for source reduction, reuse, recycling, resource recovery, and shared and regional recycling and waste management facilities. The evaluation shall include a full accounting of the true and total cost, including the long-term costs, of all options analyzed in the evaluation. Counties and municipalities subject to this section shall consider in their solid waste evaluation, 40 CFR parts 257 and 258 of the environmental protection agency solid waste disposal criteria commonly known as "RCRA subtitle D regulations," as finally adopted and published in the Federal Register on October 9, 1991, and as amended to January 1, 2011; the statewide comprehensive solid waste management plan; and all rules promulgated by the board.

Source: SL 1992, ch 254, § 33; SL 2011, ch 165, § 124; SL 2021, ch 163, § 3.