Subchapter B. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR
TRANSFER FACILITIES


GENERAL

Sec.


279.101.    General requirements.
279.102.    Operating plan.
279.103.    Maps and related information.
279.104.    Plan for access roads.
279.105.    Soil erosion and sedimentation control plan.
279.106.    Soil and groundwater monitoring plan.
279.107.    Nuisance control plan.
279.108.    Litter control plan.
279.109.    Contingency plan.
279.110.    Radiation protection action plan.
279.111.    Daily volume.
279.112.    Notification of proximity to airport.

RECYCLING


279.121.    Recycling plan.
279.122.    Plan for recycled materials collection center.

GENERAL


§ 279.101. General requirements.

 (a)  An application to operate a transfer facility shall:

   (1)  Comply with the requirements of this subchapter.

   (2)  Comply with the applicable requirements of Chapter 271 (relating to municipal waste management—general provisions).

 (b)  Maps, plans and cross sections submitted to comply with this subchapter shall be on a scale in which 1 inch equals no more than 50 feet with 2-foot maximum contour intervals unless otherwise approved by the Department.

Source

   The provisions of this §  279.101 amended December 22, 2000, effective December 23, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 6685. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (226328).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  284.210 (relating to application requirements).

§ 279.102. Operating plan.

 (a)  An application to operate a transfer facility shall contain a narrative description of the general operating plan for the proposed facility, including the origin, composition and weight or volume of solid waste that is proposed to be received at the facility, the process to be used at the facility, the daily operational methodology of the proposed process, the loading rate, the proposed capacity of the facility and the expected life of the facility.

 (b)  An application shall contain a plan for an alternative waste handling or disposal system during periods when the proposed facility is not in operation, including procedures to be followed in case of equipment breakdown. Procedures may include the use of standby equipment, extension of operating hours and contractual agreements for diversion of municipal waste to other facilities.

 (c)  An application shall contain a plan for training equipment operators and other personnel concerning the operation and approved design of the facility, including safety measures to prevent injuries.

 (d)  An application shall contain a plan for assuring that solid waste received at the facility is consistent with §  279.201 (relating to basic limitations).

 (e)  An application shall contain the proposed operating hours of the proposed facility.

 (f)  An application shall contain a narrative describing the procedures for inspection and monitoring of incoming waste.

Source

   The provisions of this §  279.102 amended December 22, 2000, effective December 23, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 6685. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (226328) and (266313).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  284.210 (relating to application requirements).

§ 279.103. Maps and related information.

 (a)  An application shall contain a topographic map of the proposed permit area and adjacent area, including necessary narrative descriptions, which shows the following:

   (1)  The boundaries and names of present owners of record of land, both surface and subsurface, and including easements, rights-of-way and other property interests, for the proposed permit area and adjacent area; the boundaries of the land within the proposed permit area; and a description of title, deed or usage restrictions affecting the proposed permit area.

   (2)  The boundaries of the land to be affected over the estimated total life of the proposed facility.

   (3)  The location and name of surface water bodies, such as springs, streams, lakes, ponds, wetlands, constructed or natural drains and irrigation ditches that are located on the proposed permit area and adjacent area.

   (4)  The location and name of public and private water sources that are located on or within 1/4 mile of the proposed facility. If more than 50 wells are located within the 1/4-mile radius, the applicant may identify only the closest wells in each direction and generally describe the location and number of wells within the 1/4-mile radius.

   (5)  The location of rights-of-way for high-tension power lines, pipelines, railroads and public and private roads within 300 feet of the proposed facility.

   (6)  The location of buildings currently in use by a person within 300 feet of the proposed facility.

   (7)  The anticipated location of water quality monitoring points if monitoring is required by the Department.

   (8)  The boundaries of land within the proposed permit area or adjacent area identified in §  279.202 (relating to areas where transfer facilities are prohibited).

   (9)  The municipalities in which the permit area is proposed to be located.

   (10)  The location of the 100-year floodplain boundaries.

   (11)  The location of access roads to and within the proposed permit area, including slopes, grades and lengths of the roads.

   (12)  The location of barriers, fences and similar facilities required by §  279.212 (relating to access control).

   (13)  The water diversion, collection, conveyance, erosion and sedimentation control, treatment, storage and discharge facilities to be used.

   (14)  The solid waste storage or loading/unloading areas.

   (15)  The areas of land for which a bond will be posted under Chapter 271, Subchapter D (relating to financial assurances requirements).

   (16)  The location and use of buildings and related facilities which will be used in the operation, including their horizontal and vertical dimensions.

   (17)  The location of scales and weigh stations to be used in the operation.

   (18)  A designated area for vehicles for use in the event of the detection of waste containing radioactive material. The designated area shall, by location or shielding, protect the environment, facility staff and public from radiation originating in the vehicle. The Department’s “Guidance Document on Radioactivity Monitoring at Solid Waste Processing and Disposal Facilities,” Document Number 250-3100-001, describes various factors to consider in determining an appropriate designated area.

 (b)  The applicant shall also show the location of a permanent benchmark for horizontal and vertical control.

Source

   The provisions of this §  279.103 amended December 22, 2000, effective December 23, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 6685. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (266313) to (266314).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  284.210 (relating to application requirements).

§ 279.104. Plan for access roads.

 The application shall contain designs, cross sections and specifications for access roads, including load limits, under §  279.213 (relating to access roads).

Source

   The provisions of this §  279.104 amended December 22, 2000, effective December 23, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 6685. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (266314).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  279.213 (relating to access roads); and 25 Pa. Code §  284.210 (relating to application requirements).

§ 279.105. Soil erosion and sedimentation control plan.

 (a)  The applicant shall submit a plan to manage surface water and control erosion during the phases of construction and operation on the permit area. The plan shall be based on the requirements of Chapter 102 (relating to erosion and sediment control), §  279.232 (relating to soil erosion and sedimentation control) and other applicable State and Federal requirements. Calculations indicating water quantities shall be based on the 24-hour precipitation event in inches to be expected once in 25 years.

 (b)  The plan shall include fully dimensioned diversion ditches, indicating length, gradient and cross section for configuration by reach and capacities for ditch volume by reach. Calculations which are necessary to support design and siting shall be included in the plan.

Source

   The provisions of this §  279.105 amended December 22, 2000, effective December 23, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 6685. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (266314).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  284.210 (relating to application requirements).

§ 279.106. Soil and groundwater monitoring plan.

 (a)  If required by the Department, the applicant shall submit a groundwater monitoring plan to detect groundwater degradation from the facility.

 (b)  If required by the Department, the applicant shall submit a soil monitoring plan, capable of detecting soil contamination from the facility.

Source

   The provisions of this §  279.106 amended December 22, 2000, effective December 23, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 6685. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (266314).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  284.210 (relating to application requirements).

§ 279.107. Nuisance control plan.

 The application shall contain a plan under §  279.219 (relating to nuisance control) to prevent and control hazards or nuisances from vectors, odors, noise, dust and other nuisances not otherwise provided for in the permit application. The plan shall provide for the routine assessment of vector infestation and shall also provide for countermeasures. The plan may include a control program involving a contractual arrangement for services with an exterminator.

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  284.210 (relating to application requirements).

§ 279.108. Litter control plan.

 The application shall contain a plan under §  279.221 (relating to litter) to control litter.

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  284.210 (relating to application requirements).

§ 279.109. Contingency plan.

 An application shall contain a contingency plan consistent with § §  279.241—279.243 (relating to emergency procedures). The plan shall include a Preparedness, Prevention and Contingency (PPC) Plan that is consistent with the Department’s most recent guidelines for the development and implementation of PPC plans.

Source

   The provisions of this §  279.109 amended December 22, 2000, effective December 23, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 6685. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (226331).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  284.210 (relating to application requirements).

§ 279.110. Radiation protection action plan.

 (a)  An application shall contain an action plan specifying procedures for monitoring for and responding to radioactive material entering the facility, as well as related procedures for training, notification, recordkeeping and reporting.

 (b)  The action plan shall be prepared in accordance with the Department’s “Guidance Document on Radioactivity Monitoring at Solid Waste Processing and Disposal Facilities,” Document Number 250-3100-001, or in a manner at least as protective of the environment, facility staff and public health and safety and which meets all statutory and regulatory requirements.

 (c)  The action plan shall be incorporated into the facility’s approved waste analysis plan, under §  271.613 (relating to waste analysis plan).

Source

   The provisions of this §  279.110 adopted December 22, 2000, effective December 23, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 6685.

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  279.222 (relating to radiation monitoring and response); and 25 Pa. Code §  284.210 (relating to application requirements).

§ 279.111. Daily volume.

 The application shall contain a proposed maximum daily volume for the facility, and a detailed justification for the volume, based on § §  271.126 and 271.127 (relating to requirement for environmental assessment; and environmental assessment).

Source

   The provisions of this §  279.111 adopted December 22, 2000, effective December 23, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 6685.

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  284.210 (relating to application requiremetns).

§ 279.112. Notification of proximity to airport.

 An applicant shall notify the Bureau of Aviation of the Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration and the airport if a proposed transfer facility or expansion is within 6 miles of an airport runway. The application must include a copy of each notification and each response to each notification received by the applicant.

Source

   The provisions of this §  279.112 adopted March 21, 2008, effective March 22, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 1357.

RECYCLING


§ 279.121. Recycling plan.

 An application shall contain a plan for salvaging and recycling waste materials received at the facility for which recycling is cost effective, including proposed salvage areas, salvaging methods and anticipated markets for salvaged materials, under §  279.271 (relating to salvaging of materials).

Source

   The provisions of this §  279.121 adopted October 9, 1992, effective October 10, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 5105; amended December 22, 2000, effective December 23, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 6685. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (226331).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  279.271 (relating to salvaging of materials).

§ 279.122. Plan for recycled materials collection center.

 An application for a facility that will be receiving waste after September 26, 1990, including the expansion of an existing facility, shall include a plan consistent with §  283.282 (relating to recycling materials collection center).

Source

   The provisions of this §  279.122 adopted October 9, 1992, effective October 10, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 5105.



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