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Processing of Municipal Solid Waste

Concerning requirements for the processing of municipal solid waste in the state.
2024 Regular Session
Natural Resources & Environment
Bill Summary

Units that combust municipal solid waste (combustion units) that are in existence in the state on or before July 1, 2024, are eligible, pursuant to section 2 of the act, for a state incentive to conduct technological upgrades.

Section 2 clarifies that, on and after January 1, 2025, combustion and combustion units do not meet certain environmental standards established by state law or rules.

In addition, section 2 prohibits combustion units that target plastic as a feedstock from eligibility for any state incentives not granted or awarded, or that apply to income tax years, before January 1, 2025, with certain exceptions.

Sections 3 and 4 clarify that a solid waste-to-energy incineration system includes pyrolysis and gasification processes.

Section 5 changes current law to specify that synthetic gas produced by the pyrolysis of waste materials is not an eligible energy resource for the purpose of certain state-level renewable energy standards.

Section 6 changes current law to specify that methane derived from the pyrolysis of municipal solid waste is not recovered methane that is a clean heat resource for the purpose of clean heat plans.

VETOED by Governor May 17, 2024
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Did Not Become Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details