H.R. 3522 (104th): Construction and Demolition Debris Disposal Act

May 23, 1996 (104th Congress, 1995–1996)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Cardiss Collins
Representative for Illinois's 7th congressional district
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May 23, 1996
5 pages

This bill was introduced on May 23, 1996, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 23, 1996
Referred to Committee May 23, 1996
Full Title

To amend title 23, United States Code, to ensure consideration of and planning for reuse or disposal of construction and demolition debris resulting from highway projects, and for other purposes.


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7 cosponsors (7D) (show)

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Construction and Demolition Debris Disposal Act - Amends Federal highway provisions to direct the Secretary of Transportation to consider the method and location of disposal of construction and demolition debris resulting from a project, including its transportation, in promulgating guidelines concerning any proposed project on a Federal-aid system.
Expresses congressional intent that any project for resurfacing, restoring, or rehabilitating a highway (other than a highway access to which is fully controlled) involving Federal funds shall include:
(1) the reuse or recycling of debris to the extent possible; and
(2) where not possible, a requirement that such debris be disposed of in existing municipal landfills or used for fill as permitted under State and local law.
Requires any State highway department which submits plans for:
(1) a Federal-aid highway project involving bypassing or going through any city, town, or village to certify to the Secretary that it has considered the economic, social, environmental, and other effects of the method and location of disposal of debris;
(2) an Interstate System project to certify to the Secretary that it has had or afforded opportunities for public hearings for persons whose schools are in or contiguous to areas through which the highway will pass or into whose neighborhoods debris will be disposed (and requires such certification to be accompanied by a report which indicates the consideration given to the method and location of the disposal of debris).
Directs that the hearings held regarding the effects of debris disposal include consideration of:
(1) debris resulting from any previous construction that must be removed in order to carry out the project;
(2) debris resulting from any renovation, rebuilding, or construction attributable to the project; and
(3) other debris indirectly attributable to the project.
Requires that:
(1) contiguous property owners be personally notified of the public hearing if the location proposed for the disposal of debris is not in an existing municipal solid waste landfill; and
(2) the statewide planning process consider the effects of debris disposal.

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