Subchapter E. ADDITIONAL OPERATING REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIAL HANDLING AND RESIDUAL WASTES


GENERAL

Sec.


273.501.    Scope.

SPECIFIC WASTES


273.511.    Processed regulated medical waste disposal.
273.512.    Chemotherapeutic waste.
273.513.    Sewage sludge.
273.514.    Ash residue from municipal waste incineration.
273.515.    PCBs, friable asbestos containing waste and other special handling wastes.
273.521.    [Reserved].

GENERAL


§ 273.501. Scope.

 (a)  A person or municipality that operates a municipal waste landfill shall comply with the applicable requirements of this subchapter if the person or municipality receives special handling or residual waste at the facility.

 (b)  The requirements of this subchapter are in addition to the operating requirements in Subchapter C (relating to operating requirements).

 (c)  Special handling and residual waste may not be received at a municipal waste landfill unless:

   (1)  The Department has expressly approved an application for the disposal of the specific waste submitted under Subchapter D (relating to additional application requirements for special handling and residual wastes).

   (2)  The waste is received in accordance with the terms and conditions of the permit, the requirements of this chapter, the act and the environmental protection acts.

   (3)  The waste is compatible with the liner system.

   (4)  The waste is compatible with other wastes disposed at the facility.

   (5)  The leachate generated by the disposed waste can be adequately treated by the leachate treatment facility.

   (6)  The physical characteristics of the waste will not cause or contribute to structural instability or other operation problems at the site.

Source

   The provisions of this §  273.501 amended December 22, 2000, effective December 23, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 6685. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (226242) to (226243).

SPECIFIC WASTES


§ 273.511. Processed regulated medical waste disposal.

 (a)  Regulated medical waste may not be disposed of at a municipal waste landfill unless:

   (1)  The waste has been disinfected in accordance with §  284.321 (relating to regulated medical waste monitoring requirements).

   (2)  Prior to initial disposal the landfill operator has obtained the necessary approval for disposal from the Department based on the application provided under §  273.411 (relating to processed regulated medical or chemotherapeutic waste disposal).

   (3)  The waste being received has been disinfected by a permitted processing facility.

 (b)  Waste consisting of human anatomical remains, including human fetal remains, may not be disposed at municipal waste landfills unless the waste has first been incinerated at a permitted waste processing facility.

 (c)  Body fluids and animal body fluids may be disposed by discharge into a permitted sewage treatment system that provides a minimum of secondary treatment in accordance with local, Federal and State requirements, including The Clean Stream Law (35 P. S. § §  691.1—691.1001).

 (d)  Used sharps and unused hypodermic needles or syringes shall be rendered incapable of being reused prior to disposal.

Source

   The provisions of this §  273.511 adopted April 8, 1988, effective April 9, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 1681; amended August 7, 1992, effective August 8, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 4185; amended December 22, 2000, effective December 23, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 6685; amended November 7, 2014, effective November 8, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 7021. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (273104).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  273.411 (relating to processed regulated medical or chemotherapeutic waste disposal).

§ 273.512. Chemotherapeutic waste.

 Chemotherapeutic wastes may not be disposed at municipal waste landfills unless:

   (1)  The waste is first incinerated at a processing facility that possesses a permit from the Department under Chapter 283 (relating to resource recovery and other processing facilities).

   (2)  The waste is first incinerated at a facility that possesses a permit from the Department under the Air Pollution Control Act (35 P. S. § §  4001—4015) and regulations thereunder.

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  273.411 (relating to processed regulated medical or chemotherapeutic waste disposal).

§ 273.513. Sewage sludge.

 Prior to receipt at a landfill, sewage sludge shall meet one of the processes to significantly reduce pathogens or one of the processes to further reduce pathogens set forth in Chapter 271, Subchapter J, Appendix A (relating to pathogen treatment processes) and one of the vector attraction reduction standards in §  271.933(b) (relating to vector attraction reduction). The Department may approve as part of a permit another method if the operator demonstrates that the method will control pathogens, vectors and odors.

Source

   The provisions of this §  273.513 amended December 22, 2000, effective December 23, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 6685. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (226244).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  273.412 (relating to sewage sludge plan).

§ 273.514. Ash residue from municipal waste incineration.

 (a)  Nonhazardous ash residue from municipal waste incineration, including ash residue that has been rendered nonhazardous waste by treatment, may not be disposed at a municipal waste landfill unless the landfill, or cell of the landfill where disposal would occur, meets the requirements of this chapter for municipal waste landfills permitted after April 9, 1988.

 (b)  The landfill, or cell of the landfill where disposal would occur, shall be designed, operated and maintained only for the disposal of ash residue, unless one of the following requirements is met:

   (1)  The leachate collection and treatment system at the facility can collect and treat leachate generated from the ash residue and other waste disposed at the facility under this chapter and other applicable laws.

   (2)  The ash residue has been treated to reduce leachability by treatment methods such as solidification, vitrification, pelletization, fixation or lime stabilization.

 (c)  Ash residue shall be covered immediately upon deposition at the landfill, except as otherwise approved by the Department in the permit based on a demonstration that wind dispersal will not take place.

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  273.413 (relating to plan for ash residue from municipal waste incineration).

§ 273.515. PCBs, friable asbestos containing waste and other special handling wastes.

 (a)  The disposal of PCBs at a municipal waste landfill shall comply with §  288.301 (relating to PCBs).

 (b)  The disposal of friable asbestos containing waste at a municipal waste landfill shall comply with §  288.302 (relating to disposal of friable asbestos-containing waste).

 (c)  The Department may impose additional requirements on the storage or disposal of special handling wastes at a municipal waste landfill that are necessary to protect public health, safety, welfare or the environment.

Source

   The provisions of this §  273.515 adopted July 2, 1992, effective July 4, 1992, 22 Pa. B. 3389.

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  273.414 (relating to plan for disposal of PCBs, friable asbestos containing waste and other special handling waste).

§ 273.521. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  273.521 adopted April 8, 1988, effective April 9, 1988, 18 Pa. B. 1681; reserved July 2, 1992, effective July 4, 1992, 22 Pa. B. 3389. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (126247).



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