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SOLID WASTE PROCESSING AND DISPOSAL

CHAPTER 1200-01-07

(Rule 1200-01-07-.09, continued)

(a)

An assessment method shall be developed by the Department of Environment and Conservation and approved by the Municipal Solid Waste Advisory Committee. This assessment will be applied to Municipal Solid Waste Planning Regions that failed to meet the twenty-five percent (25%) waste reduction and diversion goal stated in T.C.A.

§68-211-861(a)

according

Division. The

qualitative

expenditures of

both the

to the 2003 Annual Progress Report submitted to the assessment will objectively assess the activities and Municipal Solid Waste Planning Region and the local

governments in the region to determine equivalent to other regions that meet the beyond the control of the region.

whether the region’s program is qualitatively goal and whether the failure is due to factors

(b)

The qualitative assessment shall be done in the following two steps:

1.

The Department shall use the waste and diversion reported by the solid waste region for the most current reporting period to determine whether in that year twenty-five percent of the solid waste generated in that year was either diverted

from

class

I

facilities

or

recycled.

If

it

assessment and the department does not

was, the region meets the proceed to the next step.

qualitative

  • 2.

    The Department shall evaluate the programs in those regions that do not satisfy subparagraph (2)(a) above to determine if they are qualitatively equivalent to those that did meet the 25% recycling and diversion goal by evaluating at least the following solid waste program activities for the most current reporting period, giving the first two items the greatest weight:

    • (i)

      waste reduction and recycling programs and systems;

  • (ii)

    waste diversion programs and systems;

  • (iii)

    solid waste education programs and systems;

  • (iv)

    waste collection and handling systems; and

  • (v)

    solid waste program budgets and staffing.

The methodology shall make comparisons between regions that are as similar as possible in terms of population and socio-economic level to the region that failed to meet the goal.

Authority: T.C.A. §§68-203-103(b)(3), 68-211-102(a), 68-211-105(c), 68-211-106(a)(1), 68-211-107(a), 68-211-111(d)(1), 68-211-111(d)(2), 68-211-851(a), 68-211-852, 68-211-853, 68-211-861, and Uniform Administrative Procedures Act (T.C.A., Title 4, Chapter 5 et seq.). Administrative History: Original rule filed July 15, 1993; effective September 29, 1993. Amendment filed May 7, 1997; effective July 21, 1997. Amendment filed April 17, 2000; effective July 1, 2000. Amendment filed July 27, 2001; effective October 10, 2001. Amendments filed May 23, 2006; effective August 6, 2006.

1200-01-07-.10 CONVENIENCE CENTERS / COUNTY PUBLIC COLLECTION RECEPTACLES.

  • (1)

    Purpose

    • (a)

      This rule shall establish the minimum level of service which every county must provide in order to assure that all residents of a county are provided with collection and disposal service.

(b)

This rule shall establish minimum standards for the design and operation of convenience centers if such service is selected by a County.

May, 2010 (Revised)

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