Current Status Bill Number:
4493Ratification Number: 346Act Number: 307Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19960124Primary Sponsor: McTeerAll Sponsors: McTeerDrafted Document Number: pfm\7851ac.96Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960321Governor's Action: U Became law without signature of GovernorDate of Governor's Action: 19960507Subject: Infectious waste
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19960515 Act No. A307 ------ 19960507 Unsigned, became law without signature of Governor ------ 19960430 Ratified R346 Senate 19960321 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19960319 Read second time Senate 19960314 Committee report: Favorable 13 SMA Senate 19960215 Introduced, read first time, 13 SMA referred to Committee House 19960214 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19960213 Read second time House 19960207 Committee report: Favorable 27 H3M House 19960124 Introduced, read first time, 27 H3M referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A307, R346, H4493)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 44-93-210, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF THE AMOUNT OF INFECTIOUS WASTE GENERATED IN THE STATE, SO AS TO APPLY CERTAIN LIMITATIONS TO ALL INFECTIOUS WASTE INCINERATOR FACILITIES RATHER THAN ONLY TO COMMERCIAL FACILITIES, AND TO REMOVE THE EXEMPTION FROM THIS LIMITATION FROM HOSPITALS AND GENERATOR FACILITIES; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 44-93-200 RELATING TO HOSPITAL AND GENERATOR FACILITIES' EXEMPTION FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE INFECTIOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Monthly limit on amount of waste to be incinerated applies to all facilities
SECTION 1. Section 44-93-210 of the 1976 Code, as added by Part II, Act 612 of 1990, is amended to read:
"Section 44-93-210. (A) Annually the department shall estimate and publish the amount of infectious waste it expects to be generated within this State during the succeeding calendar year. No permitted infectious waste incinerator facility may burn more than one-twelfth of the annual estimate of infectious waste during any one month of the year to which the estimate applies. However, at no time may the limit on the amount of infectious waste burned in a month be less than fifteen hundred tons.
(B) For purposes of this section, a permitted infectious waste incinerator facility means a site where infectious waste is incinerated regardless of the number of incinerator units or the ownership of the units."
SECTION 2. Section 44-93-200 of the 1976 Code is repealed.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 5/7/96.