Bill not drafted by TLC or Senate E&E. Line and page numbers may not match official copy. By Mowery H.B. No. 3006 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to composting facilities. 1-3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-4 SECTION 1. Subchapter N, Chapter 361, Health and Safety 1-5 Code, Section 361.428 is amended by adding subsections (d)-(i) to 1-6 read as follows: 1-7 (d) All composting facilities authorized by the commission 1-8 shall submit to the commission for approval evidence of financial 1-9 responsibility in the amount adequate to assure proper cleanup and 1-10 closure of the facility. 1-11 (e) A composting facility shall submit to the commission an 1-12 estimate of the total cost expected from cleanup and closure of the 1-13 facility. 1-14 (f) The commission shall evaluate and may amend an estimate 1-15 under Subsection (e) and shall determine for each facility the 1-16 amount for which evidence of financial responsibility is required. 1-17 (g) Evidence of financial responsibility may be in the form 1-18 of: 1-19 (1) a surety bond or a letter of credit acceptable to 1-20 the commission that is from a financial institution, a trust fund, 1-21 or insurance; or 1-22 (2) a self-insurance test designed by the commission 1-23 for a publicly-owned facility. 1-24 (h) The commission shall exempt a composting facility from 2-1 meeting the financial responsibility requirement under Subsection 2-2 (e) if such facility is operated on or adjacent to a permitted 2-3 solid waste facility. 2-4 (i) A composting facility shall submit to the commission 2-5 proof that the facility has met acceptable municipal or county fire 2-6 regulations. 2-7 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 1997. 2-8 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the 2-9 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 2-10 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 2-11 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 2-12 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended, 2-13 and that this Act take effect and be in force according to its 2-14 terms, and it is so enacted.