Duties of the department. The department shall be responsible for the administration of this chapter. The department’s duties shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following:
   (A)   To review and consider all license applications submitted to the department for operation of all solid waste management activities within the county.
   (B)   To issue or deny solid waste licenses, except as otherwise provided in this chapter, and to impose solid waste activity specific conditions on such licenses.
   (C)   To review and consider renewal license applications, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.
   (D)   To identify the solid waste management needs of the county and to develop and implement plans to meet those needs.
   (E)   To encourage and conduct studies, investigations, and research relating to aspects of solid waste management, such as methodology, chemical and physical considerations, and engineering.
   (F)   To advise, consult, and cooperate with other governmental agencies in the furtherance of the purposes of this chapter.
(Ord. 22-2, passed 10-25-2022)