§ 275.412. Site characteristics.
No person or municipality may apply sewage sludge under a land reclamation permit unless the site complies with the following:
(1) Slopes to be utilized for sludge application do not exceed 20%. The Department may approve slopes of up to 35% in the permit if the applicant demonstrates to the Departments satisfaction that the slopes will not cause erosion or offsite runoff.
(2) Soil pH is 6.5 or greater prior to sludge application unless the Department in the permit allows the operator to increase pH by application of sludge or other material. In that case, soil pH shall be 6 or greater at the end of the first year following the initial application of sludge and 6.5 or greater at the end of the second year following the initial application of sludge.
(3) Except as provided in paragraph (2), soil pH at the site shall be maintained at 6.5 or greater during the life of application operations and for 2 additional years following final sludge application.
This section cited in 25 Pa. Code § 275.411 (relating to general requirements).
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