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Chapter 4. Existing Administrative and Financial Structure

The LSWMP should include a description of the existing administrative and financial structure of the planning unit. Moreover, it should assess the strengths and weaknesses of the current structure with respect to attaining the planning unit goals.

The description of the existing administrative and financial structure of the planning unit should include:

  • A(n) organizational chart(s) portraying the staff or entities responsible for implementing each element of the solid waste management system, including but not limited to:
    • Operations
    • Administration
    • Finance
    • Outreach and education
    • Enforcement
    • Data collection and evaluation, and
    • LSWMP updates and reports
  • The financial structure for all solid waste management facilities and programs operated or administered by the planning unit and/or its members including:
    • Costs, including capital investments, insurance, operation, maintenance, closure and post-closure costs (if applicable), administration, and financing;
    • Revenues, including fees, fines, and recyclables or recovered energy revenues, general fund contributions, special district charges; and
    • Funding mechanisms that are used to finance any facility operations, maintenance, and programs and events administered by the planning unit or its members;

In addition, the plan should:

  • Identify all laws, regulation, or ordinances related to solid waste management in effect within the planning unit, when the draft LSWMP is submitted for department approval. It should include but not be limited to:
    • Source separation laws adopted pursuant to section 120-aa of the General Municipal Law (GML);
    • Waste importation and/or disposal prohibitions, flow control or local hauler licensing laws; and
    • Zoning laws
  • Include a description of how these laws, regulations, or ordinances are enforced.
  • Include a description of any new local laws, ordinances, regulations, or amendments to existing local laws, ordinances, or regulation that may be required to fully implement a LSWMP submitted to the department for approval
  • Include a description of any solid waste management policies in effect within the planning unit, when a draft LSWMP is submitted for departmental approval:
    • i.e., local environmental justice requirements, local product stewardship, green procurement, and sustainability initiatives.

Chapter 5. Alternatives Evaluation and Selection


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