§ 23-19.10-7. Criteria for demonstration projects.
The department shall do all of the following:
(1) Implement a program to research, develop, and demonstrate hazardous waste reduction, recycling, and treatment technologies at appropriate locations throughout the state.
(2) In consultation with industry and interested parties, adopt criteria for selecting projects that would receive grants to pay for the construction of equipment which would be used to demonstrate hazardous waste reduction, recycling, or treatment technologies. The criteria shall include provisions which require that, in assessing each project, the department consider the feasibility of the project's particular technology, the research and technical spin-offs likely to be generated by the project, the degree to which the findings of the projects can be disseminated and evaluated for replication elsewhere, and the consistency of, and contributions of, the project to the state's hazardous waste management program.
(3) Using the criteria adopted pursuant to subsection (b), select projects to receive grants to construct equipment that would be used to demonstrate hazardous waste reduction, recycling, or treatment technologies. The department shall select projects that also meet at least one of the following requirements:
(i) The project has on-site, as well as off-site potential, for the reduction, recycling, or treatment of hazardous waste.
(ii) The project has the potential to benefit, or be utilized by, small businesses.
(iii) The project is applicable to a range of industries.
(P.L. 1986, ch. 399, § 1.)