Form ECY070-504 "Anaeobic Digester Checklist for Review of Solid Waste Permit Application Per Wac 173-350-250" - Washington

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ANAEROBIC DIGESTER
Checklist for Review of Solid Waste Permit Application
per WAC 173-350-250
See WAC 173.350.250 Table 250-A for Anaerobic Digester
Permit Exemptions
Name of Applicant:
Name of Facility:
Permit #
assigned by Health Department:
Phone:
Date Received:
Determination of Compliance with The Site or Facility:
Meets all solid waste, air and other applicable laws and regulations
Conforms with approved comprehensive solid waste handling plan
Complies with zoning requirements (JHD only)
Lead Agency Reviewer Name:
Signature:
To ask about the availability of this document in a version for the visually impaired call the Waste 2
Resources Program at 360-407-6900. Persons with hearing loss, call 711 for Washington Relay Service.
Persons with a speech disability, call 877-833-6341.
ECY 070-504
ANAEROBIC DIGESTER
Checklist for Review of Solid Waste Permit Application
per WAC 173-350-250
See WAC 173.350.250 Table 250-A for Anaerobic Digester
Permit Exemptions
Name of Applicant:
Name of Facility:
Permit #
assigned by Health Department:
Phone:
Date Received:
Determination of Compliance with The Site or Facility:
Meets all solid waste, air and other applicable laws and regulations
Conforms with approved comprehensive solid waste handling plan
Complies with zoning requirements (JHD only)
Lead Agency Reviewer Name:
Signature:
To ask about the availability of this document in a version for the visually impaired call the Waste 2
Resources Program at 360-407-6900. Persons with hearing loss, call 711 for Washington Relay Service.
Persons with a speech disability, call 877-833-6341.
ECY 070-504
Date &
Location standards
Page/section
Meets Requirements
Complete
Initials of
WAC 173-350-250(3)
location
175-350-040(5)
Reviewer
There are no specific location standards for anaerobic digesters subject to this
chapter; however, anaerobic digesters must meet the requirements provided
under WAC 173-350-040(5).
Agency Comments:
Date &
Design Standards (permit requirements)
Page/section
Complete
Meets Requirements
Initials of
WAC 173-350-250(4)
location
Reviewer
Anaerobic digesters/facilities must be designed to meet the requirements listed in
WAC 173-350-040.
(a) Washington licensed engineer must prepare engineering reports, plans,
specifications and construction quality assurance plan for the JHD and must
include:
(i) Engineering report with design basis and calculations for engineered features of
facility including but not limited to pads, impoundments, leachate management
features (if applicable), digestate management features, storm water management
features, and anaerobic digester features. Engineering report must demonstrate
that the proposed design will meet performance standards of this chapter;
(ii) Scale drawings of the facility including the location and size of feedstock storage
areas, fixed equipment, buildings, leachate management features (if applicable) ,
digestate management features, storm water management features, access road
and other constructed areas, and buildings integral to facility operation;
(iii) Design specifications for engineered features of facility including but not
limited to pads, storm water management features, leachate management features
(if applicable), digestate management features, and an anaerobic digester design
that shows all structures, containers, tanks, and/or surface impoundments meet all
requirements of this section, as well as federal, state, and local water and air
permits; and
(iv) Construction quality assurance plan describing monitoring, testing,
documentation procedures performed during facility construction in accordance
with approved design.
(b) Public access all-weather roads designed to prevent traffic congestion, traffic
hazards, dust and noise pollution.
(c) Design waste receiving areas, digesters, digestate management features, storm
water, and leachate management features (if applicable) to prevent contamination
of soil, water, and air.
(i) Feedstock, leachate (if applicable), and digestate receiving and storage areas in
tanks OR surface impoundments OR on pads to prevent contamination of air,
water, soil;
(ii) All pads meet the following requirements:
(A)
All pads must be curbed or graded to prevent ponding, control run-on and
runoff, and separately collect and convey all storm water and leachate to
separate storage or holding facilities. Storm water combined with leachate
must be treated as leachate;
(B)
All pads constructed on subgrades that support the weight of the pad, the
materials placed on them, and equipment;
(C)
Entire surface area of pad designed to maintain structural and hydraulic
integrity against feedstock, digestate, machinery loads and handling
procedures;
(D) Pad may be constructed of concrete (with sealed joints) OR asphaltic
concrete; and
(E)
JHD may approve alternative pad design and construction material if
engineering report shows alternatives provide sufficient environmental
protection.
(iii) Anaerobic digester design must comply with ONE of the following three
conditions:
(A) National Resources Conservation Service’s Washington Conservations
Practice Standard, Anaerobic Digester Code 366 (2010 or most current); OR
(B)
Surface Impoundment and tank design standards, WAC 173-350-330(3); OR
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(C)
Other engineered design that complies with 173-350-040 to the satisfaction
of the JHD and the department. Written consent from the JHD and the
department is required.
(iv) Storm water management features must divert storm water from feedstock
receiving and storage areas and from digestate collection and storage areas.
Features may include, but are not limited to, run-on prevention, berms, swales,
ditches;
(v) Leachate management features may include, but are not limited to, runoff
prevention systems, leachate collection, conveyance, storage structures, and
treatment systems;
(vi) Any leachate generated must be contained or collected; any discharges require
permit(s);
(vii) Leachate ponds or tanks or digestate liquid storage in ponds or tanks must
meet ONE of the following conditions:
(A)
Ponds must meet Natural Resources Conservation Service Standard in 2001
Washington Field Office Technical Guide 313 (rev 2011); OR
(B)
Pond liner consists of a minimum 30-mil thickness geomembrane on a
subgrade that supports the liner and the contents of the pond, or a high
density polyethylene geomembrane at least 60-mil thick to allow for proper
welding ; and
(I)
Dikes and slopes designed to maintain structural integrity if liner leaks
and able to withstand erosion from wave action, overfilling or
precipitation; and
(II) Freeboard > eighteen inches. JHD may reduce freeboard requirement if
other engineering controls are in place; these engineering controls must
be specified during the permitting process; OR
(C)
JHD approved (in permitting phase) alternative liner design demonstrated to
prevent migration of solid waste or leachate into area waters; OR
(D) Tanks used to store leachate or digestate liquid must meet design standards
in WAC 173-350-330(3)(b).
(viii) Leachate ponds and digestate liquid storage with potential to impound more
than 10 acre feet (3,259,000 gallons) of liquid must be reviewed and approved by
Ecology’s dam safety section.
Agency Comments:
Date &
Operating Standards (permit requirements)
Page/section
Initials of
WAC 173-350-250(5) (also see (f) for plan of operations)
location
Complete
Meets Requirements
Reviewer
(a) Operate the facility to:
(i) Control dust and odors from migrating off-site; (see (f)(ix) plan of operation)
(ii) Prevent attraction of vectors;
(iii) Prevent migration of agricultural pests;
(iv) Confine organic materials prior to and after processing to specifically
designated areas;
(v) Ensure that dangerous waste is not accepted, treated or stored;
(vi) Ensure the facility operates under supervision and control of properly trained
individual(s) during all hours of operation; (see also (f)(vi) plan of operation)
(vii) Ensure that facility employees are trained in facility operations, maintenance,
safety, and emergency procedures; and (see also (f)(vi) plan of operation)
(viii) Show that access to facility is restricted when facility is closed.
(b) Identify a facility inspection schedule; (see (f)(vi) plan of operation)
(c) Maintain operating records for:
(i) Process monitoring data;
(ii) Quantity in gallons or cubic yards and types of feedstocks received;
(iii) Results of analysis for digestate that is sold or distributed; (see 5(c) and (f)(iv))
(iv) Facility inspection reports.
(d) Provide an annual report.
(e) Properly manage digestate off-site (see also (f)(iv) plan of operation)
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(i) Test digestate on schedule (every 5000 cy or as approved by JHD);
(ii) Ensure digestate meets conditions for commercial fertilizer (15.54 RCW); OR
NA
(iii) Send digestate to permitted compost facility; OR
NA
(iv) Land apply digestate in accordance with 173-350-230, Land Application; OR
NA
(v) Use digestate in accordance with WAC 173-350-200, Beneficial Use Permit
Exemption; OR
NA
(vi) Apply digestate on agricultural lands in accordance with a nutrient
management plan; OR
NA
(vii) Manage digestate in an alternate manner approved by the JHD and Dept of
Ecology.
(f) Plan of Operation: submitted with the permit application will include:
(i) Description of types of feedstocks accepted at the facility (feedstocks must be
approved by the Ecology or the JHD);
(ii) Procedure for ensuring only approved feedstocks are accepted is described;
(iii) Description of how unacceptable wastes are handled;
(iv) If digestate distributed off-site, describe plan to process digestate to meet
requirements in (e) of this subsection
NA
(v) If using digestate on-site, a nutrient management plan for agricultural lands and
farm lands;
NA
(vi) A description of how facility staff will be appropriately trained;
(vii) Calculation of monthly capacity based on monthly volume (cubic yards or
gallons) of material on-site at any one time. All material on-site include feedstocks,
digesting materials and digestate;
(viii) Material flow plan describing general procedures to manage all materials on-
site (includes incoming feedstock, digestate materials, and digestate);
(ix) Odor management plan including, but not limited to:
(A) Methods for treating emissions to reduce odors;
(B)
Community relations plan to address odor issues should they arise; and
(C)
Description of facility and operational improvements that could be made if
nuisance odors are identified beyond facility borders – which must address
feedstock receiving, processing and digestate storage areas of facility.
(x) Description of how equipment, structures, and other systems will be inspected
and maintained including inspection schedule and log. Description must also
include:
(A) The groundwater monitoring system, if required;
(B)
Overfilling prevention equipment, including details of filling and emptying
techniques;
(C)
Liners of surface impoundments and tanks, tank piping, and secondary
containment as applicable.
(xi) Safety, fire, and emergency plans including spill prevention/response;
(xii) The forms used to record volumes (in cubic yards or gallons) of accepted
feedstocks; and
(xiii) Other such details demonstrating that the facility is operated in accordance
with this chapter and as required by the JHD.
Agency Comments:
Date &
Ground Water Monitoring
Page/section
Meets Requirements
Complete
Initials of
Requirements WAC 173-350-250(6)
location
173-350-040(5)
Reviewer
There are no specific ground water monitoring requirements for anaerobic
digesters subject to this chapter; however, anaerobic digesters must meet the
requirements provided under WAC 173-350-040(5).
Agency Comments:
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Closure Requirements
Page/section
Meets
Date &
WAC 173-350-250(7)
location
Requirements
Initials of
Complete
Reviewer
(a) Develop, keep and follow closure plan approved by the JHD as part of the
permitting process. At a minimum, closure plan must include removing all organic
materials, including digestate, from the facility;
(b) Notify JHD sixty days in advance of closure.
Agency Comments:
Meets
Date &
Page/section
Requirements 173-350-
Initials of
Financial Assurance Requirements WAC 173-350-250(8)
location
Complete
040(5)
Reviewer
There are no specific financial assurance requirements for anaerobic digesters
subject to this chapter; however, anaerobic digesters must meet the requirements
provided under WAC 173-350-040(5)
Agency Comments:
WAC 173-350-250(9)
Page/section
Meets
Date &
Permit Application Contents
location
Requirements
Initials of
Complete
Reviewer
Owner or operator of and anaerobic digestion facility not exempt under subsection
(2) of this section must obtain a permit from the JHD and all applications must be in
accordance with WAC 173-350-710, WAC 173-350-715 and must contain:
(a) Subsection (4) is complete and complies with the requirements of this rule;
(b) Subsection (5) is complete and complies with the requirements of this section;
(c) Subsection (7) is complete and complies with the requirements of this section.
WAC 173-350-250(10)
Page/section
Meets
Date &
Construction Records
location
Requirements
Initials of
Complete
Reviewer
Facilities must not start operation until the JHD has determined that the construction
was completed in accordance with the approved engineering report, plans and
specifications and has approved the construction documentation in writing and
issued a permit. Within thirty days of completing construction, the owner or
operator must provide the following materials to the JHD and Ecology:
(a) Copies of construction record drawings for engineered facilities at the site;
(b) A report documenting facility construction, including results of observations and
testing carried out as part of the construction quality assurance plan.
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