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Title: PUBLIC UTILITIES
Section: Procedures for review of charges per container under municipal contracts
23. a. (1) Whenever the governing body of a municipality adopts an ordinance to provide for the collection or disposal of solid waste within its municipal boundaries by imposing solid waste charges based on the number of solid waste containers processed per household pursuant to subsection b. of R.S.40:66-5, the governing body shall transmit to the Board of Public Utilities, by certified mail and within 90 days of the effective date of the ordinance, a copy of the proposed rate schedule and the contract awarded pursuant to subsection a. of R.S.40:66-4. The board, within 60 days of receipt of the proposed rate schedule and contract and if requested to do so by the municipality or the relevant solid waste collector, as the case may be, may review these documents to determine whether the solid waste charges are equitable and to accept, reject or modify the rate schedule. If the board finds the solid waste charges to be equitable, the board shall accept the rate schedule and contract and issue an appropriate order therefor. In issuing this order, the board shall be exempt from the provisions of R.S.48:2-21. (2) Should the board find, subsequent to the issuance of any order pursuant to this subsection, that the rates or charges received for the collection of solid waste contained within a contract entered into prior to the effective date of that order require adjustment, then it may order the person charging these rates or charges to make an adjustment in the contract to a sum which shall result in equitable rates or charges. In issuing this order, the board shall be exempt from the provisions of R.S.48:2-21. b. (1) The board may issue an appropriate order establishing an equitable rate schedule based on the number of solid waste containers processed per household for the solid waste collection tariffs of persons engaging in private solid waste collection services in any municipality in which solid waste collection services are contracted for and provided on an individual household basis. In issuing this order, the board shall be exempt from the provisions of R.S.48:2-21. (2) Any person engaged in private solid waste collection services in this State and utilizing a rate schedule based on the number of solid waste containers processed per household as provided in this subsection may provide customers with the opportunity to purchase, on a prepaid basis, one or more solid waste containers, or a voucher or sticker therefor, to facilitate the provision of solid waste collection services on a per container basis. L.1991,c.381,s.23; per s.52, section expired April 14, 1996.
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