Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-19.10
Hazardous Waste Reduction, Recycling, and Treatment Research and Demonstration Act of 1986

SECTION 23-19.10-2

§ 23-19.10-2 Legislative findings, policy, and intent.

It is found and declared that:

(1) Whenever possible, the generation of hazardous waste is to be reduced or eliminated as expeditiously as possible, and that waste that is generated should be recycled, treated, or disposed of in a manner that minimizes any present or future threats to human health or the environment;

(2) There exist many promising, but as yet unproved, technologies for the reduced generation of hazardous waste and for recycling and treating hazardous waste;

(3) Financial commitments by public agencies and private industry for the expeditious development and dispersion of hazardous waste reduction, recycling, and treatment technologies depends upon further research as well as credible and timely demonstrations of the feasibility, environmental acceptability, and reliability of this technology;

(4) It is the intent of the general assembly, in enacting this chapter, to promote the research, development, and expeditious demonstration of technologies that have the potential to reduce, recycle, and treat hazardous waste. It is further the intent of the general assembly to encourage private sector participation in this program to the greatest extent possible.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1986, ch. 399, § 1.)