Section: County options
a. Within 12 months of the receipt of a written determination of need and notification of a regulated medical waste disposal capacity shortfall pursuant to section 15 of this act, the governing body of the affected county shall provide for the regulated medical waste disposal requirements of the county as determined by the department.
b. A county may provide for its regulated medical waste disposal requirements in accordance with any of the following arrangements:
(1) the development of one or more new commercial regulated medical waste disposal facilities, which facilities may utilize incineration or non-incineration technologies, within the county;
(2) the development of one or more new noncommercial regulated medical waste disposal facilities within the county;
(3) the more efficient utilization of existing operational incinerators or facilities, which incinerators and facilities accept regulated medical waste for disposal and are located within the county; or
(4) the negotiation of an interdistrict agreement providing for the disposal of regulated medical waste generated within the county at an out-of-district incinerator, facility or proposed new commercial regulated medical waste disposal facility, as the case may be.
c. In the event that a county has negotiated an interdistrict agreement pursuant to subsection b. of this section, the governing body of the county that is the designated recipient of out-of-district regulated medical waste shall transmit to the department, by certified mail, a copy of the negotiated or proposed interdistrict agreement and any other agreements therefor, including evidence of the intent of the parties to adopt the agreement, and the terms and conditions thereof.
d. Each affected county shall prepare and adopt an amendment to the 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.) to incorporate the regulated medical waste disposal arrangement selected pursuant to subsection b. of this section.
L. 1989, c. 34, s. 16.
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