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Title: The Metropolitan Solid Waste Management Policy Plan Development and Implementation; MPCA Priorities


1
The Metropolitan Solid Waste Management Policy
Plan Development and Implementation MPCA
Priorities
  • Presentation before the Solid Waste Management
    Coordinating Board
  • David Benke, Director
  • Resource Management and Assistance Division
  • January 25, 2012

2
Metro Policy Plan Vision
  • A sustainable community minimizes waste, prevents
    pollution, promotes efficiency, reduces GHG
    emissions, saves energy and develops resources to
    revitalize local economies.

3
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4
The State of Solid Waste
  • Accomplishments in the Metropolitan Area
  • Achieved statutory 50 recycling goal
  • Ongoing regional coordination
  • Challenges
  • Get beyond recycling plateau
  • Improve commercial recycling

5
Implementing the Metro Policy Plan
  • County Master Plans
  • Implement the Metro Policy Plan
  • Guide solid waste activity within the counties
  • MPCA Initiatives
  • Implement the Metro Policy Plan
  • Guide and support county planning and
    implementation

6
Master Plans
  • Set county-specific policies and strategies
  • Set specific and measurable county objectives
  • Contain long-term strategies
  • Contain measurable performance standards for
    county and cities
  • Describe the current system

7
MPCA Initiatives
  • Waste Reduction
  • Reuse Study
  • Waste reduction education (coordinate with LESS
    campaign)
  • SCORE measurement

8
MPCA Initiatives
  • Recycling
  • SCORE modifications
  • Market development staffing and priorities
  • Public entities law state agency compliance
  • Environmental Assistance grants and loans
  • School sector initiative

9
MPCA Initiatives
  • Organics Recovery
  • Compost rules
  • Compost grants
  • School sector initiative

10
MPCA Initiatives
  • Resource Recovery
  • Restriction on Disposal (M.S. 473.848)
    compliance
  • Public entities state agency compliance
  • MPCA/Dept of Commerce liaison on energy issues

11
MPCA Initiatives
  • Landfilling
  • Restriction on Disposal (M.S. 473.848)
    compliance
  • FASIT rulemaking proper siting of new
    landfills and financial assurance
  • CON reviews

12
Coordination
  • SWMCB/MPCA Partnership
  • Prioritize together
  • Work planning
  • Legislative initiatives

13
www.pca.state.mn.us
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