Florida League of Cities

Municipal Solid Waste to Energy Program (Monitor) – Failed

SB 1606 (Torres) and HB 1631 (Campbell) change the state agency responsible for administering the Municipal Solid Waste-to-Energy Program from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to the Department of Environmental Protection. The bills revise the eligibility requirements for financial assistance under the program and provide that an applicant that does not meet minimum federal air quality standards is ineligible for grant funding. The bills also require an environmental justice evaluation by the agency of the facility’s impact on low-income and historically marginalized groups. (O’Hara)