State and local discrimination against import of solid waste
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State and local discrimination against import of solid waste constitutional issues by Robert Meltz

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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English


  • Interstate commerce -- United States.,
  • Refuse and refuse disposal -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
  • Sanitary landfills -- Law and legislation -- United States.

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StatementRobert Meltz.
SeriesCRS report for Congress -- 90-111 A.
ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
The Physical Object
Pagination23 p. ;
Number of Pages23
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14531973M

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Law of Solid Waste, Pollution Prevention and Recycling covers federal requirements, selected state and municipal requirements, and Environmental Protection Agency regulations. It also examines techniques under development to minimize the generation of hazardous and nonhazardous waste and provides: • Coverage of recently implemented EPA. Although unaffected by the specific holding of Clarkstown, the broad language the court uses to describe solid waste as an article of commerce and its willingness to carefully scrutinize potential discrimination against such commerce could fuel arguments that the certificate of need law violates the commerce clause. The certificate of need law. Otherwise States could impose discriminatory taxes against solid waste originating outside the State.” Moreover, the town had other means to raise revenue, such as subsidizing the facility through general taxes or municipal bonds The Court did not deal with—indeed, did not notice—the fact that the local law conferred a. The import of solid waste for recycling of heat energy shall be banned. The import of solid waste that cannot be used as raw materials or cannot be utilized in an environment‐friendly way shall be banned. The import of solid waste with large generation amount or stockpile volume.

and burning waste is not acceptable practice from environment and health perspective. The disposal of solid waste should be a part of an integrated waste management plan. This paper will throw some light on the causes and effects of solid waste pollution. It will also state some measures of how can solid waste pollution can be reduced or. EPA regulates household, industrial, and manufacturing solid and hazardous wastes under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). RCRA's goals are to protect us from the hazards of waste disposal; conserve energy and natural resources by recycling and recovery; reduce or eliminate waste; and clean up waste that which may have spilled, leaked or been improperly disposed of. Waste management in Washington relies on a working partnership between state and local governmentsand private sector businesses. County governments and local health departments develop solid waste regulations and management plans, while our Solid Waste Management program supports these local governments with technical assistance and guidance. significant decrease in waste quantities. Waste Imports and Exports In , an estimated , tonnes of general waste, mainly paper, plastic, glass and metals, was imported, while an estimated , tonnes of general waste, mainly paper, plastics and metals was exported (SARS).

  Discover librarian-selected research resources on Solid Waste Management from the Questia online library, including full-text online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more. Home» Browse» Science and Technology» Technology» Solid Waste Management. The fact that New Jersey continues to, and indeed must continue to, dispose of its own solid waste does not mean that New Jersey may not prohibit the importation of even more solid waste into the State. I simply see no way to distinguish solid waste, on the record of this case, from germ-infected rags, diseased meat, and other noxious items. In support of the proposition that there is a city-wide discrimination against minorities in the placement of solid waste sites, the plaintiffs also argue that the data reveals that, in , eleven solid waste sites were located in census tracts with % minority population and none were located in census tracts with % Anglo population. In the s, spurred by RCRA's emphasis on comprehensive local planning, many states and municipalities sought to promote investment in more costly disposal technologies, such as waste-to-energy incinerators, state-of-the-art landfills, composting and recycling. Some states and localities sought to promote private investment in these costly technologies by guaranteeing a longterm supply of.