General Assembly Resolution # 525
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #520 “Landfill Regulation Act” (Category: Environmental; Industry Affected: All Businesses - Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
Observing the excessive micromanagement in General Assembly Resolution #520, Landfill Regulation Act, which includes mandating that member nations create agencies to ensure compliance, unnecessary handholding and bureaucracy that is better left to be decided by member nations themselves;
Further observing that this overreach ignores member nations who use private companies to survey environments, which results in member nations being forced to create agencies they will not use, meaning that the bureaucracy is even more pointless;
Concerned that the poor definition of SWL includes locations such as scrap metal yards, which pose little to no significant harm to public health or the surrounding environment, resulting in harsh mandates being placed on these landfills that could cost exorbitant amounts of money;
Dismayed that systems for the collection and removal of leachate are mandated regardless of the potential danger the leachate causes to public health or to the environment, yet another excessively broad mandate;
Further concerned that implementing such unnecessary regulations negatively affect the operations of solid waste landfills with very little potential positive benefit;
Realising that placing these mandates on SWLs without any form of subsidy or funding could lead to costs being passed on to the consumers, therefore giving them incentives to dispose of solid waste at unregulated areas instead and defeat the resolutions purpose of protecting the environment from solid waste;
Convinced that a poorly executed and overreaching resolution ought to be repealed, hereby:
Repeals General Assembly Resolution 520, Landfill Regulation Act.