Texas Governor Signs New Landfill Bill Into Law

Date: June 19, 2003

Source: News Room

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has signed a landmark bill regulating non-hazardous industrial waste landfills. House Bill 2554 could effectively end the original proposal by Kingwood-based TSP Development to construct such a facility in West Chambers County. The new law, when it goes into effect Sept. 1, will require the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to adopt rules governing non-hazardous industrial solid waste landfills and apply those new regulations to pending permit applications. In 1996, TSP Development applied for a permit to contract the landfill in Beach City. As originally proposed, the project would have a capacity of 23.9 million cubic yards that could accept up to 811,760 tons of industrial waste annually.

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