An Act To Extend the Funding Period for Landfill Closure Costs
Sec. 1. 38 MRSA §1310-F, sub-§1-B, ¶E, as enacted by PL 2011, c. 435, §1, is amended to read:
(1) The commissioner originally issued a license on or before September 1, 1989 for operation of the landfill and found that the landfill met the design requirements and environmental protection standards at the time of licensing; and
(2) The commissioner has since determined that the landfill or portion of the landfill must be closed based on the finding that the landfill is contaminating groundwater and that corrective actions have not been successful.
Under current law, the Department of Environmental Protection pays 75% of certain landfill closure costs incurred on or after July 1, 1994 and before December 31, 2015. This bill extends that time period to December 31, 2025.