Title 10: Conservation and Development
Chapter 159: WASTE MANAGEMENT
10 V.S.A. § 6630. Toxics use reduction and hazardous waste reduction performance report
§ 6630. Toxics use reduction and hazardous waste reduction performance report
(a) On or before March 31, 1994, or March 31 of the year following the first plan, whichever is later, and annually thereafter, each generator or large user shall prepare and submit a hazardous materials management performance report to the house and senate committees on natural resources and energy documenting toxics use reduction and hazardous waste reduction methods implemented by the generator or large user.
(b) The performance report shall be prepared for each site in accordance with the format adopted pursuant to section 6626 of this title, and shall include:
(1) The name and location of the site, including state plane coordinates.
(2) The SIC Code for the site.
(3) The following information for each hazardous waste or toxic substance identified under subsection 6629(c) of this title:
(A) An estimate of the quantity of hazardous waste generated and the quantity of hazardous waste managed, both onsite and offsite, during the current reporting year and the baseline year, as specified in subsection (c) of this section.
(B) An estimate of the quantity of toxic substances, or raw material resulting in hazardous waste, used during the current reporting year and the baseline year, as specified in subsection (c) of this section.
(C) An estimate of the percentage of toxics use reduction and hazardous waste reduction achieved by each toxics use reduction and hazardous waste reduction measure implemented since the baseline year as specified in subsection (c) of this section.
(D) An assessment of the effect, during the current year, of each hazardous waste reduction measure and toxics use reduction measure implemented since the baseline year relative to each performance goal established in subsection 6629(d) of this title.
(E) A description of factors during the current reporting year that have affected toxics use, hazardous waste generation, releases into the environment caused by use or waste generation as defined by the large user, Class A generator, and Class B generator status, and onsite and offsite hazardous waste management since the baseline year, including:
(i) Changes in business activity.
(ii) Changes in waste classification.
(iii) Natural phenomena.
(iv) Other factors that have affected either the quantity of toxics used or hazardous waste generated or onsite and offsite hazardous waste management requirements.
(F) A description of wastes concentrated solely for purposes of reducing volume.
(c) For purposes of subsection (b) of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) The current reporting year is the calendar year immediately preceding the year in which the report is to be prepared.
(2) The baseline year is either of the following, whichever is applicable:
(A) For the initial performance report, the baseline year is the calendar year selected by the generator or large user for which substantial toxics use, hazardous waste generation, or onsite or offsite management data is available, before the initial planning year. If the generator or large user selects the initial planning year as the baseline year for the initial report, the information required pursuant to subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of this section, for the initial report shall be provided for the initial planning year. The generator or large user may include as part of the report a description of accomplishments in toxics use reduction and hazardous waste reduction prior to the baseline year.
(B) For all subsequent reports, the information of subsection (b) of this section shall be compared against the baseline year, the plan year and the year immediately preceding this report if different than the plan year.
(d) Every report completed pursuant to this section shall be submitted by the generator or large user for review and certification by an engineer who is registered as a Vermont professional engineer or by an individual who is responsible for the processes and operation of the site. (Added 1989, No. 282 (Adj. Sess.), § 17, eff. June 22, 1990; amended 1991, No. 100, § 8; 2011, No. 139 (Adj. Sess.), § 11, eff. May 14, 2012.)