H-0165.1  _______________________________________________


                          HOUSE BILL 1003



State of Washington      57th Legislature     2001 Regular Session


By Representatives Campbell and Bush


Read first time 01/08/2001.  Referred to Committee on Agriculture & Ecology.

Modifying solid waste disposal standards.

    AN ACT Relating to solid waste disposal standards; and amending RCW 70.95.060.




    Sec. 1.  RCW 70.95.060 and 1999 c 116 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

    (1) The department shall adopt rules establishing minimum functional standards for solid waste handling, consistent with the standards specified in this section.  The department may classify areas of the state with respect to population density, climate, geology, and other relevant factors bearing on solid waste disposal standards.

    (2) In addition to the minimum functional standards adopted by the department under subsection (1) of this section, each landfill facility whose area at its design capacity will exceed one hundred acres and whose horizontal height at design capacity will average one hundred feet or more above existing site elevations shall comply with the standards of this subsection.  This subsection applies ((only)) to wholly new solid waste landfill facilities, no part or unit of which has had construction commence before April 27, 1999, and to any expansion or modification of an existing landfill, when that modification or expansion begins on or after July 1, 2001, and results in a total landfill design capacity meeting or exceeding the criteria in this section.

    (a) No landfill or modification or expansion of an existing landfill as specified in this subsection may be located:

    (i) So that the active area is closer than five miles to any national park or a public or private nonprofit zoological park displaying native animals in their native habitats; or

    (ii) Over a sole source aquifer designated under the federal safe drinking water act, if such designation was effective before January 1, 1999.

    (b) Each landfill specified in this subsection (2) shall be constructed with an impermeable berm around the entire perimeter of the active area of the landfill of such height, thickness, and design as will be sufficient to contain all material disposed in the event of a complete failure of the structural integrity of the landfill.


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