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Section: Commercial facilities

Statute: 13:1E-48.14

a. Every existing incinerator or facility in operation as of the effective date of this act that accepts regulated medical waste for disposal shall be incorporated within the relevant district solid waste management plan required pursuant to the provisions of the "Solid Waste Management Act," P.L. 1970, c. 39 (C. 13:1E-1 et seq.), without regard to the provisions of sections 11, 14 and 15 of P.L. 1975, c. 326 (C. 13:1E-20, 13:1E-23 and 13:1E-24). b. No proposed new commercial regulated medical waste disposal facility shall be included within a district solid waste management plan prior to the submission to the Governor and the Legislature of the comprehensive State regulated medical waste management plan prepared by the departments pursuant to section 13 of this act. c. Any county may, consistent with the provisions of subsections a. and b. of this section and pursuant to the provisions of sections 11, 14 and 15 of P.L. 1975, c. 326 (C. 13:1E-20, 13:1E-23 and 13:1E-24), prepare and adopt an amendment to the district solid waste management plan to provide for the proper and safe disposal of regulated medical waste generated within the district prior to the submission to the Governor and the Legislature of the comprehensive State regulated medical waste management plan prepared by the departments pursuant to section 13 of this act. d. Prior to submission to the Governor and the Legislature of the comprehensive State regulated medical waste management plan prepared by the departments pursuant to section 13 of this act, the Department of Environmental Protection shall not consider any application for, or approve any registration statement or engineering design application required by section 5 of P.L. 1970, c. 39 (C. 13:1E-5) for, a proposed new commercial regulated medical waste disposal facility. e. Prior to submission to the Governor and the Legislature of the comprehensive State regulated medical waste management plan prepared by the departments pursuant to section 13 of this act, the provisions of any other law, ordinance, resolution, rule or regulation to the contrary notwithstanding, no State department, division, commission, authority, council, agency, board, or any other political subdivision of the State, or any county or municipality, shall consider any application for, or grant any approval, certificate, license, consent, permit or other authorization for, a proposed new commercial regulated medical waste disposal facility. f. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the granting of any State, county or municipal approval, certificate, license, consent, permit or other authorization for any proposed noncommercial incinerator or other noncommercial facility in this State that accepts regulated medical waste for disposal. L. 1989, c. 34, s. 14.

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