Task force seeks input on Solid Waste Act review

From Staff Reports

   The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation in conjunction with the State Municipal Solid Waste Advisory Committee has established a task force to review the Solid Waste Management Act of 1991 and to recommend modifications to the act, which is scheduled for reauthorization in 2004.
   "This is a unique opportunity for solid waste planning regions and county governments to get involved and to improve the goals and purpose of this act," said TDEC Commissioner Milton H. Hamilton Jr.
   "The implementation of the act has guided the day-to-day operations of all solid waste facilities across Tennessee," he said.
   Doug Goddard, chairman of the State Municipal Solid Waste Advisory Committee, said the act has been in existence 10 years and it is time for a thorough review of its goals and programs.
   The task force consists of representatives from county governments, solid waste regions, business, academia and environmental interests. It will be meeting monthly over the next two years and soliciting input from solid waste professionals and county executives throughout the process.
   For more information about the Solid Waste Management Act (TCA 68-211), contact Joyce Dunlap, (615) 532-0075.
   In this area, comments may be sent to Marvin "Buck" Johnson, Sullivan County Solid Waste Director, P.O. Box 509, Blountville, Tenn. 37615.