Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 39
HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHAPTER 74
IDAHO SOLID WASTE FACILITIES ACT
39-7408B.  Site review panels — Members, chairman, quorum, meetings, staff. (1) A site review panel shall be established to insure public input in the licensing process, to recommend to the director conditions which should be included in a siting license and to recommend to the director whether a particular facility should or should not be constructed, expanded or enlarged.
(2)  A panel shall consist of eight (8) members to be appointed as follows:
(a)  Three (3) members shall be the director of the department of environmental quality or his designee, the director of the Idaho transportation department or his designee and the director of the department of water resources or his designee.
(b)  One (1) member shall be a public member appointed by the governor. The public member shall be an environmental professional, shall serve as chairman of the panel and shall be a voting member. A member who is a public member shall be appointed to serve on site review panels only until the particular siting license application subject to their review is approved, or until the application is rejected and is no longer subject to their review.
(c)  Two (2) members shall be appointed by the city council of the city located closest to or in which the commercial solid waste facility is proposed to be located, at least one (1) of whom shall be a resident of the city. The members serving pursuant to this subsection shall serve until the particular siting license application subject to their review is approved, or until the application is rejected and is no longer subject to their review.
(d)  Two (2) members shall be appointed by the county commission and be residents of the county where the commercial solid waste facility is proposed to be located. The members serving pursuant to this subsection shall serve until the particular siting license application subject to their review is approved, or until the application is rejected and is no longer subject to their review.
(e)  A person nominated to represent a city or county shall not have a conflict of interest, as that term is defined in section 74-403, Idaho Code, or derive any economic gain as that term is defined in section 74-403, Idaho Code, from the location or siting of the proposed commercial solid waste facility.
(3)  The director shall notify the city council of the nearest city and the board of county commissioners of a siting license application filed with the department, and shall instruct the city and county to appoint the necessary members to a panel.
(4)  Five (5) of the eight (8) members of the panel shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business of the panel and the concurrence of five (5) members of the panel shall constitute a legal action of the panel, provided that no meeting of the panel shall occur unless there are at least as many members present representing the city and county as there are representing the state and the public as appointed pursuant to subsections (2)(a) and (b) of this section. All meetings of the panel shall be conducted pursuant to the state open meeting law.
(5)  The director shall make staff available to assist a panel in carrying out its responsibilities.
(6)  Members of the panel who are not state employees shall be entitled to receive compensation as provided in section 59-509(b), Idaho Code.

History:
[39-7408B, added 1996, ch. 419, sec. 2, p. 1395; am. 2001, ch. 103, sec. 70, p. 310; am. 2015, ch. 141, sec. 98, p. 449.]


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