THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

1242

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

S.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL GOALS.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. This Act responds to the Office of the Auditor's Report No. 14-16, Audit of the Department of Health's Glass Advance Disposal Fee Program, specifically recommendation number 1.a.: The Department of Health should work with the Legislature to update the State's waste disposal goals to ensure the goals are measurable and revised when necessary. The proposed amendments are consistent with the Aloha+ Challenge target of reducing total solid waste prior to disposal by seventy per cent by 2030.

SECTION 2. Section 342G-3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended as follows:

"[[]342G-3[]] Goals. (a) It is the goal of the State to reduce [the] total solid waste [stream] prior to disposal by[:

(1) Twenty-five per cent by January 1, 1995; and

(2) Fifty per cent by January 1, 2000;

through source reduction, recycling, and bioconversion.] any means, including but not limited to landfill, incineration, waste-to-energy, or recycling, by seventy per cent by 2030. Where feasible, the office shall establish other state goals for specific commodities, recognizing market considerations.

[(b) It is the goal of the State to reduce by not less than twenty-five per cent the amount of office paper generated by all state and county agencies by January 1, 1995, through source reduction. The base year for calculating progress toward this goal shall be total office paper consumption by state and county agencies in 1990.

(c)] (b) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to restrict a county from setting waste reduction goals higher than those of the State."

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 


 


 

Report Title:

Solid Waste Goals; Department of Health

 

Description:

Amends the Department of Health's solid waste management goals by repealing outdated goals and adding an updated goal of reducing total solid waste prior to disposal, by any means, by seventy per cent by 2030. (SD2)

 

 

 

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