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Solid Waste Management Advisory Council

The Solid Waste Management Advisory Council Advisory Council (SWMAC) serves as the initial rulemaking body for the LPD and operates under the authority of the Oklahoma Solid Waste Management Act. The SWMAC holds public hearings, reviews solid waste issues, and provides expertise about various solid waste issues. All solid waste rules and regulations must first be reviewed and approved by the SWMAC before being recommended to the Environmental Quality Board. Once approved by the Environmental Quality Board, the rules proceed to the State Legislature and the Governor for final approval. The Council is composed of nine members who represent specific areas of expertise as described by 27A O.S. § 2-2-201(E), the Oklahoma Environmental Quality Code.

Name Appointed By Representing
Jeff Shepherd, Chair Speaker of the House of Representatives Field of engineering
Brenda Merchant, Vice-Chair Speaker of the House of Representatives Transportation industry
Bill Torneten President Pro Tempore of the Senate Geology
Ilda Hershey Governor General Public
Jim Linn President Pro Tempore of the Senate Political Subdivision
M. Todd Adcock Speaker of the House of Representatives Solid waste industry
Rodney L. Cleveland Governor County commissioner
Thomas Lazarski President Pro Tempore of the Senate Oklahoma industry generating solid waste
Traci Phillips Governor Environmental organization
VACANT Governor Solid Waste Incineration, Waste to Energy Industry

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