New Nashville Law Could Complicate Landfill Permitting Process

Date: March 24, 2004

Source: News Room

A new Nashville, Tenn. City Council bill designed to protect local residents from unwanted landfills in their area could have the unintended effect of creating two conflicting approval processes. As now written, Nashville's Municipal Solid Waste Region Board votes on permit applications based on the council's approved Solid Waste Plan. But the new law would require further council approval before a state permit could be issued for landfills. The council now approves landfills based on their compliance with the Solid Waste Plan, and may not necessarily take into account whether the hosting region wants the facility.
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