Bill requiring gas collection systems in landfills to be carried over

February 4, 2016

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On February 3, the Natural Resources Subcommittee of the House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee recommended that HB 1358 (Fariss) be carried over to the 2017 legislative session.

HB 1358 requires all active sanitary landfills that hold a Title V operating permit issued by the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board and are located within one-half mile of any residence or residentially zoned property to install a landfill gas collection and control system by July 1, 2018, whether or not the Title V operating permit requires such installation.

VACo opposed the bill as an unfunded mandate. Delegate Fariss introduced the bill to address a severe odor problem caused by a landfill in his district.

The landfill operator has made a commitment to fix the problem.

VACo Contact: Larry Land, CAE

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