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Legislative Memo

BILL:

S.5862 (Maziarz) A.248-B (DelMonte)

Support

SUBJECT:

Hazardous Waste Landfill Restrictions

 

DATE:

May 29, 2007

 

The Business Council strongly opposes this legislation which is designed to preclude expansion of the state's only permitted commercial hazardous waste landfill in Model City, Niagara County, by prohibiting issuance of new RCRA permits to any facility that has even the potential to discharge persistent chemicals into the Great Lakes system.

This legislation represents bad public policy for several reasons:

For these reasons, The Business Council opposes enactment of S.5862/A.248-B.