Nevada Public Health and Safety

Sec. § 444.505
Management and disposal of waste tires: Regulations for issuance of permits to operate facility and for program of recycling and reuse.


1.

The district board of health of a health district created pursuant to NRS 439.362 or 439.370 shall, in a timely manner, adopt regulations:

(a)

For the issuance of a permit to operate a facility for the management of waste tires in the health district and in any area over which the board has authority pursuant to an interlocal agreement;

(b)

If the district board of health issues a permit to operate a facility for the management of waste tires, prohibiting the disposal of waste tires in any municipal solid waste landfill in the health district and in any area over which the board has authority pursuant to an interlocal agreement by a retail seller of new motor vehicles tires or a wholesale seller of new motor vehicle tires; and

(c)

To establish and carry out a program for the recycling and reuse of waste tires in the health district and in any area over which the board has authority pursuant to an interlocal agreement.

2.

The regulations adopted pursuant to subsection 1 must:

(a)

Provide for acceptable alternatives to the disposal of a waste tire in a municipal solid waste landfill;

(b)

Provide for the inspection of a facility for the management of waste tires to ensure that the operator of the facility complies with those regulations;

(c)

Prohibit a facility for the management of waste tires from refusing to accept a waste tire offered for disposal, except in accordance with the provisions of the permit issued to the operator of the facility;

(d)

Establish requirements concerning the transportation and storage of waste tires prior to disposal;

(e)

Establish a procedure for applications for exemptions or waivers from any of those regulations;

(f)

Provide for an exemption from any penalty imposed pursuant to those regulations for any person who inadvertently or unintentionally disposes of a waste tire in a municipal solid waste landfill in violation of those regulations;

(g)

Not prohibit the lawful disposal of a waste tire outside of the health district; and

(h)

In addition to the penalties described in NRS 444.507 and 444.509, provide for a penalty for a violation of any of those regulations.

3.

In a county in which a health district has not been created pursuant to NRS 439.362 or 439.370, the State Environmental Commission may adopt regulations:

(a)

Authorizing the Division of Environmental Protection of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to issue a permit for the operation of a facility for the management of waste tires in the county;

(b)

If a facility for the management of waste tires has been issued a permit in the county, prohibiting the disposal of waste tires in a municipal solid waste landfill in the county; and

(c)

To establish and carry out a program for the recycling and reuse of waste tires in the county.

4.

Any regulation adopted pursuant to this section which prohibits the disposal of a waste tire in a municipal solid waste landfill does not apply to the disposal of a waste tire if the unavailability of a facility for the management of waste tires makes disposal at such a facility impracticable. The provisions of this subsection do not exempt a person from any other regulation adopted pursuant to this section.

5.

The regulations adopted by a district board of health pursuant to this section must not conflict with regulations adopted by the State Environmental Commission.
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