Subchapter B. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR
PROCESSING FACILITIES


Sec.


297.101.    General requirements.
297.102.    Operating plan.
297.103.    Maps and related information.
297.104.    Design and related information.
297.105.    Plan for access roads.
297.106.    Soil erosion and sedimentation control plan.
297.107.    Soil and groundwater monitoring plan.
297.108.    Nuisance control plan.
297.109.    Litter control plan.
297.110.    Waste reclamation plan.
297.111.    Contingency plan.
297.112.    Daily volume.
297.113.    Radiation protection action plan.

§ 297.101. General requirements.

 (a)  An application to operate a residual waste processing facility under this chapter shall:

   (1)  Comply with this subchapter.

   (2)  Comply with Chapter 287 (relating to residual waste management—general provisions).

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

§ 297.102. Operating plan.

 An application shall contain:

   (1)  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 processed 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.

   (2)  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 residual waste to other facilities.

   (3)  An operational safety, fire prevention and emergency response plan that will adequately protect workers and patrons of the facility, prepared by an expert in the field of industrial hygiene and safety.

   (4)  A plan for assuring that solid waste received at the facility is consistent with §  297.201 (relating to basic limitations).

   (5)  A plan for training equipment operators and other personnel concerning the operation and approved design of the facility.

   (6)  The proposed operating hours of the proposed facility.

   (7)  A narrative describing the procedures for inspection and monitoring of incoming waste.

Source

   The provisions of this §  297.102 amended January 12, 2001, effective January 13, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 235. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (226872) to (226873).

§ 297.103. Maps and related information.

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

   (1)  The boundaries and names of present owners of record of land, both surface and subsurface, 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 operation.

   (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 or within 1/4 mile of the proposed facility.

   (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 1/4 mile of the proposed facility.

   (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 in use 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 §  297.202 (relating to areas where incinerators and other processing facilities are prohibited).

   (9)  The location of underground mine shafts on the permit area and adjacent area.

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

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

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

   (13)  The location of barriers, fences and similar structures required by §  297.212 (relating to access control).

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

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

   (16)  The areas of land for which a bond will be posted under Chapter 287, Subchapter E (relating to bonding and insurance requirements).

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

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

   (19)  Utilities to be installed at the facility.

   (20)  For noncaptive residual waste processing facilities, 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.

Source

   The provisions of this §  297.103 amended January 12, 2001, effective January 13, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 235. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (226873) to (226874).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  287.135 (relating to transition period for radiation monitoring).

§ 297.104. Design and related information.

 The application shall contain a narrative description of:

   (1)  The sources, types and weight or volume of solid waste to be processed, including data on the moisture content of the waste, and information concerning special environmental pollution or handling problems that may be created by the solid waste.

   (2)  The methods to be used to control the flow of waste to the facility, including a flow chart with a materials balance depicting the processing of solid waste and mechanical components of the processing system.

   (3)  The interior dimensions of the tipping floor, storage area and, when applicable, ingress and egress thereto.

   (4)  The size, type, capacity and general specifications of equipment for the handling, processing and storage of the waste.

   (5)  The anticipated recovery rate of marketable materials or energy.

   (6)  The actual or expected physical and chemical composition of ash, residue or wash water produced by operation of the facility.

   (7)  The proposed location and method for disposal, storage or processing of ash, residue or wash water produced by operation of the facility.

   (8)  The plan for separation, storage and ultimate disposal of unmarketable waste generated by the process, including plans for the temporary storage of bulky waste.

   (9)  The minimum and maximum volume or weight of the types of material or solid waste to be stored prior to sale, reuse or disposal, and the minimum and maximum time that material or waste is to be stored.

   (10)  A plan for disposal or processing of waste if the facility or a processing line within the facility is closed or shut down.

   (11)  Utilities to be installed at the facility.

   (12)  The plans and design for operating and maintaining the proposed facility to prevent fires, explosions, the emission of noxious or toxic gases and other emergencies.

   (13)  A plan for the repair or replacement of equipment in the event of equipment breakdown, including plans for obtaining spare parts.

§ 297.105. Plan for access roads.

 The application shall contain designs, cross sections and specifications for access roads, including load limits, to demonstrate compliance with §  297.213 (relating to access roads).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  297.213 (relating to access roads).

§ 297.106. Soil erosion and sedimentation control plan.

 (a)  The applicant shall submit a plan to manage surface water and control erosion during all phases of construction and operation at the facility. The plan shall be based on §  297.232 (relating to soil erosion and sedimentation control), Chapter 102 (relating to soil and sediment erosion) 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. The calculations which are necessary to support design and siting shall be included in the plan.

§ 297.107. Soil and groundwater monitoring plan.

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

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

§ 297.108. Nuisance control plan.

 The application shall contain a plan under §  297.219 (relating to nuisance minimization and control) to prevent and control hazards or nuisances from vectors, odors, dust, noise 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.

§ 297.109. Litter control plan.

 The application shall contain a plan under §  297.221 (relating to litter) to control litter.

§ 297.110. Waste reclamation plan.

 If waste reclamation is proposed, an application shall contain a waste reclamation plan under §  297.243 (relating to waste reclamation) that includes the following information:

   (1)  Quality control specifications for the waste to be received, including acceptable ranges of concentrations of active ingredients, useful constituents, and contaminants or deleterious ingredients.

   (2)  Uses and markets for reclaimed materials, including quality specifications for the materials in the use or market.

   (3)  How resulting materials that are not used or approved for beneficial use will be managed as waste.

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  297.243 (relating to waste reclamation).

§ 297.111. Contingency plan.

 An application shall contain a contingency plan consistent with § §  297.251—297.253 (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.

§ 297.112. Daily volume.

 The application shall contain a proposed maximum daily volume for the facility, and a detailed justification for the volume, based on § §  287.126 and 287.127 (relating to requirement for environmental assessment; and environmental assessment).

Source

   The provisions of this §  297.112 adopted January 12, 2001, effective January 13, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 235.

§ 297.113. Radiation protection action plan.

 (a)  An application for a noncaptive residual waste processing facility 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 §  287.134 (relating to waste analysis plan).

Source

   The provisions of this §  297.113 adopted January 12, 2001, effective January 13, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 235.

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  287.135 (relating to transition period for radiation monitoring); and 25 Pa. Code §  297.233 (relating to radiation monitoring and response for noncaptive residual waste processing facilities).



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