Legislative Updates

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Posted 4/25/17

Pre-Hearing Submittal for Florida’s Proposed 111(d) State Plan for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfills
On April 7, 2017, and pursuant to 40 C.F.R. 60.23, the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announced the opportunity to offer comments and participate in a public hearing, if requested, on the proposed submission of Florida’s State Plan for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfills to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Air Act. The Department is proposing to submit this State Plan so that Florida may enforce the Emission Guidelines promulgated by EPA on August 29, 2016, which set emissions limitations for MSW Landfills that commenced construction or modification on or before July 17, 2014. The proposed State Plan adopts the model rules contained in 40 C.F.R. Part 60, Subpart Cf, and contains information on the facilities subject to regulation under this subpart. Once EPA approves Florida’s State Plan, the Department will be the agency tasked with ensuring that MSW Landfills subject to 40 C.F.R. Part 60, Subpart Cf, comply with the applicable emissions limitations.

http://www.dep.state.fl.us/air/rules/regulatory/state-plan-MSW-landfills.htm

Looks like the hearing, should it occur, is scheduled for May 10, 2017, 10:00 a.m.

In simpler terms, The DEP has opened up a comment period related to their request to EPA to approve their rules and primacy of enforcement/regulation related to the State Plan required under EPA’s recent rulemaking under 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart Cf.  If no requests for a hearing are received, the hearing will be cancelled. 

Posted 3/13/17

House Bill 789 Procurement of Professional Services

This bill relates to the procurement of professional services and, among other things, allows for compensation to be considered as up to 50% of the weight of total evaluation criteria for professional services.

https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=57997&SessionId=83

Posted 3/2/17

Senate Bill 1288
This proposed bill modifies 403.703 F.S. and would add certain materials (organic materials, wood, asphalt and concrete) to the list of “recovered materials”.  The bill adds a definition of “organic materials” and cleans up references to within the statute due to numbering changes. 

https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2017/1288


Note:  As it relates to municipal services, “recovered materials” are materials that are not permitted to be restricted by government regulations under 403.7046(3).

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