06-R 234

2006 -- H 8041

Enacted 04/26/06

 

H O U S E R E S O L U T I O N

CREATING A SPECIAL HOUSE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE RHODE ISLAND RESOURCE RECOVERY CORPORATION'S OPERATIONS WITH RESPECT TO CONTROLLING ODOR EMISSIONS EMANATING FROM THE CENTRAL LANDFILL AND MATERIALS RECYCLING FACILITY LOCATED IN JOHNSTON, RHODE ISLAND

          

     Introduced By: Representatives Ucci, Mumford, Petrarca, Smith, and Voccola

     Date Introduced: April 26, 2006

 

 

     RESOLVED, That a special House commission be and the same is hereby created

consisting of six (6) members: one (1) of whom shall be a member of the House of

Representatives, representing the town of Johnston, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House;

one (1) of whom shall be a member of the House of Representatives, representing the city of

Cranston, to be appointed by the House Minority Leader; one (1) of whom shall be the Director

of the Rhode Island Department of Health, or designee; one (1) of whom shall be the Director of

the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), or designee; one (1) of

whom shall be the Chairman of the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC), or

designee; and one (1) of whom shall be a resident of the Town of Johnston, to be appointed by the

Johnston Town Council.

     In lieu of any appointment of a member of the legislature to a permanent advisory

commission, a legislative study commission, or any commission created by a General Assembly

resolution, the appointing authority may appoint a member of the general public to serve in lieu

of a legislator, provided that the majority leader or the minority leader of the political party which

is entitled to the appointment consents to the appointment of the member of the general public.

     The purpose of said commission shall be to make a comprehensive study of the Rhode

Island Resource Recovery Corporationís operations and controls over odors emanating from the

Central Landfill and the possible solutions to curbing said odors.

     Forthwith upon passage of this resolution, the members of the commission shall meet at

the call of the Speaker of the House and organize and shall select a chairperson. Vacancies in

said commission shall be filled in like manner as the original appointment.

     The membership of said commission shall receive no compensation for their services.

     All departments and agencies of the state shall furnish such advice and information,

documentary and otherwise, to said commission and its agents as is deemed necessary or

desirable by the commission to facilitate the purposes of this resolution.

     The Speaker of the House is hereby authorized and directed to provide suitable quarters

for said commission; and be it further

     RESOLVED, That the commission shall report its findings and recommendations to the

House of Representatives no later than March 15, 2007 and said commission shall expire on May

15, 2007.

     

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