Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that incidental sales of finished compost do not need to be applied to agronomic rates in determining whether a person needs a permit to conduct a landscape waste composting operation at specified sites. Removes a provision requiring that no fee is charged for the acceptance of materials to be composted in order for a site having 10 or more occupied non-farm residences within 1/2 mile of its boundaries to be excepted from permit requirements.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the introduced bill, and makes the following changes: Restores language that prohibits a landscape waste composting facility that is located within one-half mile of 10 or more occupied non-farm residences from obtaining a waste permitting exemption unless, among other things, no fee is charged for the acceptance of materials to be composted at the facility. Provides that "incidental sale of finished compost" means the sale of finished compost that meets general use construction standards and is no more than 20% or 300 cubic yards, whichever is less, of the total compost created annually by a private landowner for the landowner's own use.