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  • NJ A1352
  • Concerns regulation of solid waste, hazardous waste, and recycling industries.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would implement many of the recommendations in the December 2011 report issued by the State of New Jersey Commission of Investigation concerning the circumvention of oversight in the solid waste and recycling industries. The bill would amend the existing law to expand the requirement for background checks to a broader range of persons involved in the solid waste industry, such as sales persons, consultants, and brokers. The bill would also subject the recycling industry to the same regulation and oversight under the law as that which applies to the solid waste industry. The bill would prohibit issuance of an A-901 license to persons debarred from operating in other states, prohibit individuals otherwise deemed unsuitable for the solid waste or recycling industries, convicted felons, and others of questionable character from holding an indirect, non-licensed stake in a solid waste or recycling industry (for example, those involved in vehicle leasing arrangements or property rental agreements with legitimate licensees). The bill would consolidate A-901 responsibilities within the Office of the Attorney General. Currently, these responsibilities are divided between the Department of Environmental Protection and the Office of the Attorney General. The bill would require the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of the Treasury, and the Attorney General to enter into a memorandum of agreement to provide for the establishment of a records management system to provide regulators with more effective and efficient access to information on the solid waste and recycling industries and their license and permit holders and license and permit applicants, and to facilitate appropriate sharing of such information among relevant government agencies in New Jersey and elsewhere. Further, the bill would require the Attorney General to establish a reciprocal information exchange system with the State of New York and other states in the region to facilitate sharing of information on the solid waste and recycling industries among the states in the region. Finally, the bill would require the establishment of a centralized list in the Department of the Treasury of individuals and corporate entities who have been debarred by various State agencies from participation in a number of regulated industries apart from solid waste and recycling, such as construction, the casino gaming industry, and transportation. This requirement will ensure that the status of persons and businesses deemed unfit to work under one agency's purview is made known to all other appropriate agencies.
Environment and Solid Waste
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee
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