(a) On or before July 1, 2016, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection shall revise the state-wide solid waste management plan adopted pursuant to section 22a-228 to include a strategy for diverting, through source reduction, reuse and recycling, not less than sixty per cent of the solid waste generated in the state after January 1, 2024. Such strategy shall include, but not be limited to, modernization of solid waste management infrastructure throughout the state through the efforts of private, public and quasi-public entities, promotion of organic materials management, the recycling of construction and demolition debris, the development of intermediate processing centers, recommendations for the development of municipal or regional recycling programs, options for local compliance of municipalities with recycling requirements and the composting of solid waste. The commissioner shall consult with municipalities in developing any revision to the state-wide solid waste management plan and with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station on issues related to composting.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 22a-241a
- commissioner: means the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection or his or her designated agent. See Connecticut General Statutes 22a-2
- Composting: means a process of accelerated biological decomposition of organic material under controlled conditions. See Connecticut General Statutes 22a-207a
- Testify: Answer questions in court.
(b) On or before February 1, 2016, the commissioner shall submit such revised state-wide solid waste management plan to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the environment. Not later than thirty days after receipt of such revised state-wide solid waste management plan, said committee may hold a public hearing on such plan. The commissioner, or the commissioner’s designee, shall testify at any such public hearing and receive comments from the members of said committees concerning such proposals.