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Review and Approval Process of a Local Solid Waste Management Plan (LSWMP)

The existing LSWMP will remain in effect throughout the draft LSWMP review and development period, not to exceed 1 year.

Review Process

Completeness and First Draft LSWMP Review

Planning Unit:
  • Submits a draft LSWMP to the Department.
DEC:
  • Reviews the draft LSWMP for completeness and sends written notification to the planning unit within 30 calendar days of receipt of the draft.
  • If the LSWMP is deemed incomplete, the planning unit will make adjustments and re-submit the document for a completeness review.
  • If the LSWMP is deemed complete, the DEC will continue the review process to determine if the draft LSWMP addresses all elements identifies in Part 366.2. The DEC will have 120 calendar days to provide written notification to the planning unit, identifying any deficiencies.

Second or Subsequent Draft LSWMP Review

Planning Unit:
  • Addresses all the comments re-submits a draft LSWMP to the Department.
DEC:
  • Review the draft and advises the planning unit of any deficiencies in the draft LSWMP within 60 calendar days of receipt of the second or subsequent iteration of the draft.

Approvable LSWMP

Planning Unit:
  • Commences an additional public comment period, if the approvable LSWMP changes substantively from the first draft LSWMP
  • Submits an updated LSWMP, accompanied by a letter summarizing all changes made as a result of the additional public comment period and a responsiveness summary as part of the revised approvable plan.
DEC:
  • Reviews the revised approvable plan and sends written notification to the planning unit within 30 days.

Local Solid Waste Management Plan (LSWMP) Compliance


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