§ 287.132. Chemical analysis of waste.

 (a)  Application.

   (1)  An application shall contain the following information for each waste on a form provided by the Department:

     (i)   The name and location of the generator of the waste.

     (ii)   A detailed analysis that fully characterizes the physical properties and chemical composition of the waste. This analysis shall include available information from material safety data sheets or similar sources that may help characterize the physical properties and chemical composition of the waste.

     (iii)   An evaluation of the ability of the waste and the constituents in the waste to leach into the environment.

     (iv)   A determination of whether the waste is hazardous under Chapter 261a (relating to identification and listing of hazardous waste) and 40 CFR Part 261 (relating to identification and listing of hazardous waste) to the extent incorporated in §  261a.1 (relating to incorporation by reference, purpose and scope).

     (v)   If the waste will be disposed of at a residual waste landfill or residual waste disposal impoundment, a demonstration that the waste meets the requirements for disposal at the facility without adversely affecting the effectiveness of the liner or leachate treatment system or attenuating soil at a Class III residual waste landfill.

   (2)  More than one type of waste from a single generator may be included on a single application, if the information required by this section is separately included for each type of waste.

   (3)  The analysis required by this subsection shall include a waste sampling plan, including quality assurance and quality control procedures. The plan shall ensure an accurate and representative sampling of the waste.

   (4)  The Department may, in writing, waive or modify the evaluation required by this subsection for waste to be received at permitted facilities if the conditions in subparagraph (i) are met and the conditions in subparagraph (ii) or (iii) are met:

     (i)   The applicant has submitted a description of the process by which the waste was generated, a physical description of the waste, and a certification that the waste is not hazardous.

     (ii)   The applicant has demonstrated to the Department’s satisfaction that no additional analysis is necessary to determine if the waste can be received at the facility without adversely affecting the effectiveness of the liner or leachate treatment systems or attenuating soil at a Class III residual waste landfill and established emission and wastewater discharge limits.

     (iii)   The applicant has demonstrated to the Department’s satisfaction that no additional analysis is necessary to determine if the waste can be received at the facility without adversely affecting the effectiveness of waste processing operations and established emission and wastewater discharge limits.

 (b)  Waste generation. Except as provided in subsection (e), an application shall also include a description of the waste generation process, including a description of the raw materials used in the process, the primary chemical reactions which occur during the process, the sequence of events which occur during the process, the points of waste generation in the process and the manner in which each of the wastes is managed subsequent to its generation. A schematic drawing of the process shall be included.

 (c)  Methodologies. The analytical methodologies used to meet the requirements of subsection (a) shall be those set forth in the most recent edition of the EPA’s “Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste” (SW-846), “Methods for Chemical Analysis of Water and Wastes” (EPA 600/4-79-020), “Standard Methods for Examination of Waste and Wastewater” (prepared and published jointly by the American Public Health Association, American Waterworks Association, and Water Pollution Control Federation), or a comparable method subsequently approved by the EPA or the Department.

 (d)  Quality control. The person taking the samples and the laboratory performing the analysis required by subsection (a) shall employ the quality assurance/quality control procedures described in the EPA’s “Handbook for Analytical Quality Control in Water and Wastewater Laboratories” (EPA 600/4-79-019) or “Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste” (SW-846). The laboratory’s quality control procedures, as well as the documentation of the use of those procedures, shall be included in the application unless waived by the Department.

 (e)  Generator information. An applicant may submit information received from a person or municipality under §  287.54 (relating to chemical analysis of waste) to meet the corresponding requirements of this section.

Source

   The provisions of this §  287.132 amended January 12, 2001, effective January 13, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 235. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (255099) to (255100).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  287.102 (relating to permit-by-rule); 25 Pa. Code §  287.111 (relating to notice by impoundments and unpermitted processing or disposal facilities); 25 Pa. Code §  287.131 (relating to scope); 25 Pa. Code §  287.134 (relating to waste analysis plan); 25 Pa. Code §  287.621 (relating to application for general permit); 25 Pa. Code §  287.641 (relating to inclusion in a general permit); 25 Pa. Code §  288.123 (relating to groundwater quality description); 25 Pa. Code §  288.254 (relating to sampling and analysis); 25 Pa. Code §  288.523 (relating to minimum requirements for acceptable waste); 25 Pa. Code §  288.623 (relating to minimum requirements for acceptable waste); 25 Pa. Code §  289.123 (relating to groundwater quality description); 25 Pa. Code §  289.264 (relating to sampling and analysis); 25 Pa. Code §  289.523 (relating to minimum requirements for acceptable waste); 25 Pa. Code §  291.104 (relating to soils description); and 25 Pa. Code §  291.222 (relating to annual operation report).



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