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2015 Regular Session
At the request of: (at the request of Governor John A. Kitzhaber, M.D., for Department of Environmental Quality)
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Bill Title: Relating to materials management of solid waste.
Catchline/Summary: Adds program elements to opportunity to recycle.
Modifies program elements and program element requirements. Updates statewide goals for recovery of materials from general solid waste stream for calendar years 2020 and 2025 and subsequent years. Establishes specific statewide recovery goals for certain materials. Updates waste generation goals for calendar years 2025 and 2050 and subsequent years. Updates voluntary wasteshed recovery goals. Allows Environmental Quality Commission to revise goals under certain conditions. Requires commission to provide certain notices as part of certain voluntary wasteshed recovery goal revision efforts. Directs commission to develop and adopt alternative method for calculating recovery rates based on rate of energy savings achieved through recovery of materials. Authorizes commission to adopt other alternative calculation methods under certain conditions. Authorizes wastesheds to base recovery rate calculations on weight-based or alternative methods adopted by commission. Eliminates two percent recovery credits on wasteshed recovery rates. Reduces required frequency of statewide solid waste composition study to once every three biennia. Requires Department of Environmental Quality to conduct statewide surveys of recovery rates for food and plastic waste for calendar year 2020, and for carpet waste for calendar year 2025. Requires department to report to interim committee of Legislative Assembly by September 15, 2022, and September 15, 2027, respectively, if goals are not being achieved.
Chapter Number: Chapter 534
Fiscal Impact: Has Minimal Fiscal Impact
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
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