SECTION 1. Section 150A of Chapter 111 of the General Laws, is hereby further amended by adding the following paragraphs:—
No site in any city or town shall be assigned as a site or for the expansion of an existing site, for a facility for the combustion or incineration of solid waste or construction and demolition debris, which is proposed to or capable of having a combustion rate consuming more than one ton of refuse per hour.
SECTION 2. Chapter 16 of the General Laws, is hereby amended by striking the second paragraph of section 21 and inserting in its place thereof the following:—
The comprehensive statewide master plan referred to herein shall describe, to the maximum practicable extent, a short and long-range plan for reduction of the per capita generation of solid waste throughout the commonwealth, the solid waste programs and facilities which the department determines to be necessary or convenient to promote the reduction of waste generation and to increase recycling of solid waste in a manner which protects the public health, safety and environment and is financially sound, and the funding for the development of such facilities and programs which the department finds to be reasonable necessary to accomplish said purposes. Said master plan shall prohibit the siting, construction or expansion of facilities for the combustion or incineration of solid waste.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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