When a negotiated settlement is reached, there are two requirements.
The agreement must be approved by all appropriate bodies.
An appropriate body is the governing body of each town, city, or village where all or a portion of the waste facility is to be located. If the agreement is approved by all of the appropriate bodies, the agreement is binding on all participating municipalities.
if the agreement is approved, the applicant shall send a copy or notice of any negotiated agreement to the Waste Facility Siting Board and to the Department of Natural Resources within 10 days after the agreement is approved by all appropriate bodies. If the agreement is not approved by all of the appropriate bodies, the agreement is void. The parties may resume negotiationes, begin mediation, or initiate arbitration.