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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2577         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 706

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Sean Garballey

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to regulate the incineration of solid waste.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

Brian R. Mannal

2nd Barnstable

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2577        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 706

By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 706) of Sean Garballey and others prohibiting additional incineration of solid waste materials.  Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 226 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to regulate the incineration of solid waste.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Section 150A of Chapter 111 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraphs:—

              No site in any city or town shall be assigned as a new site, or for the expansion of an existing site of a facility for the combustion, incineration, thermal conversion, or gasification of municipal solid waste or construction and demolition debris, or a resource recovery facility, which is rated by the department at more than one ton of refuse per hour.

              The department shall not grant a permit for a facility, or for the expansion of an existing facility for the combustion, incineration, thermal conversion, or gasification of municipal solid waste or construction and demolition debris, or a resource recovery facility, which is rated by the department at more than one ton of refuse per hour.

              SECTION 2. Said chapter 111 is hereby amended by inserting after section 150B the following section:-

              Section 150C

              In sections one hundred fifty C, the following definitions shall, have the following meaning:

              “Incineration” - oxidation of solid waste by any means, including burning, thermal conversion, pyrolysis, gasification, torrefaction or any other process which either causes thermal conversion, rapid oxidation, or converts said material to a gaseous, liquid, or solid fuel that is to be burned at the site where the conversion takes place, or in another location

              “Anaerobic Digestion” – a series of processes in which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen.

              (A) The Department shall not approve, issue, or extend any permits for incineration of municipal solid waste or construction and demolition debris which extend past April 22, 2024.

              (B) The Department shall revoke any permits for incineration which extend past April 22, 2024

              (C) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the establishment and permitting of facilities which utilize Anaerobic Digestion

              SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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