|(a) Contents. The contents of regional and local solid waste management plans are specified in Texas Health and Safety Code, §363.064. (b) Purpose. The sections in this subchapter are intended for use in the development of a guidance document to assist in the implementation of regional and local solid waste management plans. These sections provide the recommended content of regional and local solid waste management plans and guidance documents, provide for coordination with other programs and public participation, establish criteria for regional and local plan submission and approval, and set out criteria for financial assistance to councils of governments and local governments. (c) Scope. (1) General. A regional or local solid waste management plan shall conform to the requirements of Texas Health and Safety Code, §363.064, and provide the general structure to implement a regional or local program. (2) Planning process. A regional or local solid waste management plan shall be the result of a planning process related to proper management of solid waste in the planning area under consideration. The process shall include identification of concerns and collection and evaluation of data necessary to provide a written public statement of goals and objectives, and a general statement of the actions recommended to accomplish those goals and objectives. (3) Geographic area. A regional solid waste management plan shall consider the entire area within an identified planning region and provide an overview of the solid waste management situation throughout the region. A local solid waste management plan shall consider all of the area within the jurisdiction of one or more local governments, but shall not include an entire planning region. (d) Regional and local solid waste management plans pending upon the effective date of the comprehensive rule revisions to this chapter as adopted in 2006 (2006 Revisions) are subject to the 2006 Revisions.