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Title: Implementing Beyond Waste A Sustainable Materials Management Strategy for New York State Air


1
Implementing Beyond Waste A Sustainable Materials
Management Strategy for New York State Air
Waste Management Association June 8,
2011 Albany NY David Vitale, Director Bureau of
Permitting Planning Division of Materials
Management
2
Summary
  • Why did NYS develop a plan?
  • Why a new approach?
  • The planning process
  • The Plans content
  • Outcomes of the process to date
  • Part 360 Regulation Revision Stats

3
Why a New Plan?
  • Review 20 years of experience
  • Set new goals
  • Address emerging issues and materials
  • Finite resources and new opportunities
  • Recommend a course of action

4
Why a new approach for NY?
  • Environmental impact of wasting
  • Upstream/Life Cycle Impacts
  • GHG Energy Use
  • Land Resources
  • Jobs and economic opportunity in recovery
  • Recycling has reached a plateau

5
Beyond Waste Planning Process
  • Stakeholder Meetings (9) Spring 08
  • Advisory Group 08/09
  • 15 Members representing various stakeholder
    groups and regions of the state
  • Release of Draft (for public comment) May 2010
  • Hearings and Meetings Summer 2010

6
Beyond Waste Summary of Comment Period
  • May 5, 2010 to August 18, 2010
  • Five hearings 55 statements made
  • 430 form letters/emails
  • More than 120 comment letters
  • More than 1300 comments total

7
Beyond Waste Final Plan
  • FGEIS Filed December 15, 2010
  • Plan Adopted December 27, 2010
  • Effective Date January 26, 2011

8
Beyond Waste Key Findings
  • 20 years after SWMA, still wasting 65-80 of
    materials
  • Waste contributes to climate change
  • Some waste prevention gains have been achieved,
    but driven by economics and not policy
  • Wide variation in program performance statewide
    though good data is scarce
  • Organics are 30 percent of MSW recycling
    organics critical to progress

9
Beyond Waste Vision
  • A materials management system that
  • Captures economic value of materials
  • Minimizes greenhouse gas emissions
  • Maximizes materials and energy efficiency
  • Impacts the design of products and packaging
  • Achieves ever-increasing levels of recovery

10
Beyond Waste Goals
  • Minimize Waste Generation GHG Impacts
  • Maximize Reuse, Recycling Organics Recovery
  • Create Green Jobs
  • Maximize the Energy Value of Materials Management
  • Foster Good Local Planning
  • Strive for Participation, Fairness and EJ
  • Prioritize Investment in Recovery over Disposal
  • Maximize Efficiency in Infrastructure Development
  • Foster Technological Innovation
  • Continue to Ensure SWMFs are Designed and
    Operated Well

11
Beyond Waste Quantitative Goal
  • A progressive reduction in the amount of waste
    managed in disposal facilities (landfills and
    municipal waste combustors) on a per capita basis
  • Reduce from 4.1 lbs/person/day disposed in 2008
    to 0.6 lbs/person/day in 2030

12
Beyond Waste Impacts
  • Reduce 21 million MTCO2E annually
  • Conserve more than 286 trillion BTUs of energy
    annually
  • Equal to energy consumed by 2.6 million homes
  • Create 67,000 jobs

13
Beyond Waste Major Areas of Focus
  • Improve waste prevention, reuse, recycling
  • Increase organics recycling especially food
    waste
  • Implement product and packaging stewardship

14
Beyond Waste Improve the 3 Rs
  • Clarify whos required to recycle and where
  • All generators all places
  • Increase education, enforcement and incentives
  • Generate and allocate additional resources

15
Beyond Waste Increase Organics Recycling
  • Maximize food redistribution
  • Promote and demonstrate organics recycling in
    state agencies
  • Build the composting and organics recycling
    infrastructure
  • Require planning units to evaluate organics
    recycling

16
Beyond Waste Implement Product Stewardship
  • Enact PS for
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Paint
  • Carpets
  • Automobiles
  • Mercury Containing Products
  • Packaging
  • Appliances

17
Beyond Waste Expectations for Municipal Actions
  • Planning units will be asked to
  • Evaluate and propose methods to reduce waste,
    increase reuse, recycling and composting
  • Work as aggressively as possible to reduce waste
    destined for disposal

18
Beyond Waste PAYT/SMART
  • Removed recommendation for legislative mandate
    from Draft Plan
  • Replaced with additional activities
  • DEC to provide resources, tools and information
  • Planning Units evaluate and implement if locally
    appropriate and feasible
  • Evaluate need for additional policy actions in
    biennial updates

19
Beyond Waste Outcomes of Planning Process
  • New York Product Stewardship Council Created
  • 2 Product Stewardship Laws Enacted
  • Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act
  • Rechargeable Battery Recycling Act
  • Private sector interest and investments
  • Internal reorganization

20
Beyond Waste Initial Plan Activities
  • Reorganized Program and Created the Division of
    Materials Management
  • Developed Schedules for 2011 Plan Initiatives
  • Initiated Development of LSWMP Tools and
    Technical Guidance Documents
  • Resumed Part 360 Regulation Revision Process

21
Outcomes of Planning Process
22
Status of LSWMPs
  • About 68 Planning Units
  • 40 LSWMPs expired by Dec 31, 2010
  • 17 submitted for review
  • 1 Approved
  • 3 Approvable
  • 13 In Various Review Phases

23
Focus of LSWMPs
  • Maximize Waste Reduction Recycling in All
    Generating Sectors
  • Maximize Traditional Recyclables Recovery
  • Evaluate Organics Recovery Strategies
  • Evaluate PAYT/SMART Alternatives
  • Evaluate Education Enforcement Opportunities
    including Hauler Licensing Reporting

24
Established Internal DEC LSWMP Work Group
  • Objectives
  • Develop tools and resources for planning units to
    use in LSWMPS
  • Develop a consistent approach to DEC review of
    LSWMPs

25
LSWMP Work Group Tools
  • Waste Composition and
  • Waste Projection Tools
  • Information to help communities in evaluating
    appropriate materials management strategies and
    implementing NYS's solid waste management
    hierarchy.

26
LSWMP Work Group - Tools
  • Model Local Plans
  • LSWMP Outline and Checklist
  • Implementation Schedule Instructions and Support
    tools
  • Marketing Information thru ESD

27
LSWMP Work Group Tools in Development
  • Model recycling ordinances
  • Model PAYT/SMART ordinance
  • Model Hauler Licensing Ordinance
  • Technical Guidance Documents
  • Organics Recycling and Composting
  • Update to 1988 Technology Assessment

28
6 NYCRR Part 360 series Rule-making
Part 360 General Requirements Part 361 Recovery
Facilities Part 362 Transfer, Collection and
Thermal Treatment Facilities Part 363
Landfills Part 364 Waste Transporters Part 365
Biohazard Waste Management Part 366 Comprehensive
Materials Management Planning Part 367
Returnable Beverage Containers Part 368 Product
Stewardship and Labeling Part 369 State
Assistance Projects
29
General Part 360 Revisions
  • Includes significant reorganization and
    subdivision of current requirements
  • Incorporate legal, technological, and policy
    developments and experiences since the last major
    revision (1993/2003)
  • Add Facilities, activities, and waste streams not
    currently addressed

30
General Part 360 Revisions
  • Relax or eliminate requirements that have proven
    to be burdensome
  • Incorporate recommendations of task forces that
    were convened to analyze specific issues
  • Incorporate topics and issues outlined in Beyond
    Waste Plan

31
Proposed Revision Areas
  • Update technical requirements for design,
    construction and operation of Facilities to
    better protect human health and the environment
  • Combat Climate Change/Reduce Landfill Gas
  • Update financial assurance requirements

32
Proposed Revision Areas
  • Address management of historic fill
  • Enhance regulation and tracking of CD debris
  • Add registration provisions to Part 364
    transporter program for CD debris, certain
    commercial wastes and small amounts of RMW

33
Proposed Revision Areas
  • Restrict the disposal of yard trimmings and
    source separated recyclables
  • Ensure consistent implementation of source
    separation requirements
  • Restrict the disposal of recyclable materials for
    which alternative infrastructure or product
    stewardship programs exist

34
Proposed Revision Areas
  • Revise and update BUD regulations
  • Regulate gasification, plasma arc and pyrolysis
    facilities as thermal treatment facilities
  • Establish separate tracks for funding of for
    recycling education/planning /coordination,
    recycling capital, HHW collection, and other
    high-priority projects

35
Proposed Revision Areas
  • Enhance applicability of demonstration of
    consistency with goals and objectives of LSWMPs
    to support LSWMP efforts
  • Revise and update LSWMP requirements to
    streamline new planning initiatives

36
Next Steps on 360 Rulemaking
  • Finalize Proposed Rulemaking Package
  • Proceed through DEC Executive Review, DOB Review,
    Governors Office Review
  • Release Proposed Rulemaking Package for Public
    Comment
  • Hold Public Hearings
  • Finalize Rulemaking

37
Information Contacts
  • Beyond Waste Plan David Vitale
  • dxvitale_at_gw.dec.state.ny.us
  • Part 360 Revisions Melissa Treers
  • mmtreers_at_gw.dec.state.ny.us
  • LSWMPs Gus Carayiannis
  • gjcarayi_at_gw.dec.state.ny.us
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