We just received notice that SB409, Local Impact from Large Landfills, is on the Senate Ag Committee docket for tomorrow, afternoon, 1/28/2020. The Committee meeting will start 30 minutes after Senate adjournment, in Senate Room A, Pocahontas Building, 900 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219. Please plan on arriving about 12 p.m. (noon) and be prepared to wait as no specific time is set for hearing SB409.
SB409 requires the Director of DEQ to analyze and determine, in writing, what impacts to local water, soil, and air quality are expected from the construction and operation of a new municipal solid waste landfill that will accept 3,500 tons or more of municipal solid waste per day and to impose additional conditions or requirements, including facilities, maintenance, or operation or closure practices, as are necessary to adequately protect local water, soil, and air quality.
Now is the time to let your voice be heard on this important STATEWIDE issue. Please plan to attend if possible. Attached is the One Pager you can use as a reference.
More to follow as more information is received. If you are interested in car pooling or need a ride, please send an e-mail to NoMegaLandfill@LoveCentralVA.com.