HB107 SFAT Cookman 3-14

Lazell 7873


    Senator Cookman moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

    Eng. House Bill No. 107--A Bill to amend and reenact §22-15-8 and §22-15-11 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to the disposal of drill cuttings and associated drilling waste generated from well sites at commercial solid waste facilities; allowing for the receipt of additional drilling waste at certain commercial solid waste facilities above the facility’s existing tonnage limit if certain conditions are met; prohibiting facilities located in a county in a karst region from accepting drill cuttings and drilling waste generated from horizontal well sites; recognizing the facility’s continuing obligation to receive municipal solid waste while exceeding its permitted tonnage caps; requiring radiation and leachate monitoring at all facilities receiving drill cuttings and drilling waste; establishing minimum requirements for the monitoring program; requiring the investigation and report by the Department of Environmental Protection to the Legislature on specified issues associated with the disposal of drill cuttings and drilling wastes at landfills; required scope of study; establishing deadlines; effective dates; creating a special revenue fund in the State Treasury; limiting use of fund for specified purposes; establishing an additional solid waste fee; and requiring the promulgation of emergency and legislative rules.