Consideration of SB 679, SB 766, and HB 476

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 9:30 a.m.

Main Capitol, Room 461


  • Senate Bill 679, PN 823 (Sen. Yaw) – Adding a new section to Act 325 of 1978, the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act, directing the Environmental Quality Board to develop regulations that authorize counties to adopt a program for “stream cleaning” and maintenance and the removal of obstructions and flood-related hazards from local waterways.
  • Senate Bill 766, PN 975 (Sen. Leach) – Amending the Waste Tire Recycling Act / Small Business and Household Pollution Prevention Program Act to increase the limit on matching funds that each county may receive from $100,000 to $250,000 for collection events.
  • House Bill 476, PN 1455 (Rep. Mako) – Amending the Solid Waste Management Act (SWMA) to require the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to forward notices of noncompliance issued by the Environmental Protections Agency (EPA) for violation of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and a notice of noncompliance for violation of the SWMA to the municipality where the violation occurred.