2010 Arkansas Code
Title 8 - Environmental Law
Chapter 6 - Disposal of Solid Wastes and Other Refuse
Subchapter 2 - Solid Waste Management Act
§ 8-6-209 - Local standards.

8-6-209. Local standards.

(a) (1) No municipality or county may, by ordinance, resolution, order, or otherwise, adopt standards for the location, design, construction, and maintenance of solid waste disposal sites and facilities that are more restrictive than those adopted by, under, or pursuant to this subchapter or any and all applicable laws, rules, regulations, or orders adopted by state law or incorporated by reference from federal law, the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission under the provisions of this subchapter, or the regional solid waste management boards or districts, unless there exists a fully implemented comprehensive area-wide zoning plan, and corresponding laws or ordinances, covering the entire municipality or county.

(2) Municipal or county ordinances, resolutions, or orders effective as of the date of the passage of this act and more restrictive than regional or state standards shall remain in full force and effect for a period of six (6) months following the date of the passage of this act.

(3) Provided, also, that if a county or municipality adopts a comprehensive area-wide zoning plan and corresponding laws and ordinances covering the entire county or city as referred to in 8-6-212(e), the county or city may incorporate existing ordinances, resolutions, or orders in that plan.

(4) Otherwise, any and all such standards adopted by a municipality or county must be consistent with, in accordance with, and not more restrictive than said federal, state, and regional laws, rules, regulations, and orders. Any and all such municipalities or county ordinances, resolutions, orders, or standards contrary to this section shall be null, void, and repealed.

(b) (1) Subsection (a) of this section shall not apply if a municipality or county, by resolution, requests that the regional solid waste management board or district for its region adopt a more restrictive rule, regulation, order, or standard and such board or district either fails to hold a public hearing on the request within sixty (60) days of the request, or, after such public hearing, fails to take any action on the request within ninety (90) days of receipt of the request.

(2) If the board or district takes action on the request by approving, modifying, or denying the request within ninety (90) days of its receipt, the municipality or county shall be precluded from adopting and enforcing any more restrictive rule, regulation, order, or standard under subsection (a) of this section.

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