View Amendment Current Amendment: 5 to Bill 5201

Rep. WHEELER proposes the following Amendment No.     to H.5201 as introduced by Ways & Means

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EXPLANATION: Imposes a $30 per ton surcharge on any coal ash transferred and relocated to a landfill that is located in counties with less than 19,500 residents. Allows DHEC to collect, retain, and expend funds received from the surcharge for environmental health initiatives in that county.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 34, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, page 377, after line 13, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:

/(DHEC: Coal Ash Landfill Contracts) For the current fiscal year, in the event that an in-state landfill contracts with any entity after March 1, 2020 to transfer and relocate coal ash to a landfill in a county with a population of less than 19,500, a $30 per ton surcharge shall be imposed on any coal ash transferred to the landfill. Funds received pursuant to the surcharge are authorized and directed to be collected and retained by the department and shall be expended for Water Quality Improvement, Air Quality Improvement, and Land and Waste Management initiatives within the county where such receiving landfill is located. Unexpended funds shall be carried forward in the current fiscal year and expended for the same purpose./

Amend totals and titles to conform.