Form ECY040-136 "Composting Facility Checklist for Review of Solid Waste Permit Application Per Wac 173-350-220" - Washington

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COMPOSTING FACILITY
Checklist for Review of Solid Waste Permit Application
per WAC 173-350-220
Name of Applicant:
Name of Facility:
Permit # assigned by Health Department:
Date Received:
Lead Agency Reviewer
Determination of Compliance with:
Name:
The Site or Facility:
meets all solid waste, air and other applicable laws and
Phone:
regulations
conforms with the approved comprehensive solid waste
Signature:
handling plan
complies with zoning requirements (JHD only)
Complete
Meets
Page/section
Date &
Applicability
Requirements
location
Initials of
WAC 173-350-220(1)(c)
175-350-040(5)
Reviewer
(i) Comply with the performance standards of WAC 173-
350-040;
(ii) Manage the operation to prevent the migration of
Agricultural pests identified by local horticultural pest
And disease control boards, as applicable;
(iii) Control nuisance odors to prevent migration beyond
property boundaries;
(iv) Manage the operation to prevent attraction of flies,
rodents, and other vectors;
(v) Allow the department or the jurisdictional health
department to inspect the site at reasonable times.
Agency Comments:
Complete
Meets
Page/section
Date & Initials of
ocation requirements
L
Requirements
location
Reviewer
WAC 173-350-220(2)
175-350-
040(5)
There are no specific location standards for composting
facilities subject to this chapter; however, composting
facilities must meet the requirements provided under
WAC 173-350-040(5).
Agency Comments:
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COMPOSTING FACILITY
Checklist for Review of Solid Waste Permit Application
per WAC 173-350-220
Name of Applicant:
Name of Facility:
Permit # assigned by Health Department:
Date Received:
Lead Agency Reviewer
Determination of Compliance with:
Name:
The Site or Facility:
meets all solid waste, air and other applicable laws and
Phone:
regulations
conforms with the approved comprehensive solid waste
Signature:
handling plan
complies with zoning requirements (JHD only)
Complete
Meets
Page/section
Date &
Applicability
Requirements
location
Initials of
WAC 173-350-220(1)(c)
175-350-040(5)
Reviewer
(i) Comply with the performance standards of WAC 173-
350-040;
(ii) Manage the operation to prevent the migration of
Agricultural pests identified by local horticultural pest
And disease control boards, as applicable;
(iii) Control nuisance odors to prevent migration beyond
property boundaries;
(iv) Manage the operation to prevent attraction of flies,
rodents, and other vectors;
(v) Allow the department or the jurisdictional health
department to inspect the site at reasonable times.
Agency Comments:
Complete
Meets
Page/section
Date & Initials of
ocation requirements
L
Requirements
location
Reviewer
WAC 173-350-220(2)
175-350-
040(5)
There are no specific location standards for composting
facilities subject to this chapter; however, composting
facilities must meet the requirements provided under
WAC 173-350-040(5).
Agency Comments:
ECY 040-136 (Rev. 10/05/15)
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Complete
Meets
Page/section
Date & Initials of
Design Standards
permit requirements
Requirements
location
Reviewer
WAC 173-350-220(3)
(a)(ii) Facility designed with process parameters and
management procedures that promote aerobic
composting taking into account porosity, nutrient
balance, pile oxygen, pile moisture, pile temperature, and
retention time of composting.
(b) Prepare and provide to JHD: engineering reports,
engineering plans, and engineering specifications that
address design standards of this subsection. Engineering
documents must be prepared by an engineer licensed in
Washington State.
(i) Engineering report with design basis and calculations
for engineered features of facility including but not
limited to pad, impoundments, storm water management
features, leachate management features, aeration and
emission control features where applicable. 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 and composted material storage
areas, compost processing areas, fixed equipment,
buildings, storm water management features if
applicable, access roads, traffic patterns and other
constructed areas and buildings integral to facility
operations.
(iii) Design specifications for compost pads, storm water
management features, leachate management features, and
aeration and emission features.
(iv) Construction quality assurance plan describing
monitoring, testing, documentation procedures performed
during facility construction in accordance with approved
design.
3(c) Public access all-weather roads designed to prevent
traffic congestion, traffic hazards, dust and noise
pollution.
3(d) Compost facilities must manage storm water and
leachate to meet all federal, state and local water and air
quality permits including:
3(e) Storm water run-on prevention systems designed to
divert storm water from areas of feedstock preparation,
active composting and curing.
(i) Leachate must be collected from areas of feedstock
storage and preparation, active composting, and curing
and be conveyed to leachate storage structure or
treatment system; waste discharge permit if water
discharged to ground or sewer system.
(ii) Storm water and leachate collection and conveyance
structures designed to handle water from twenty-five-
year storm.
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(iii) Leachate storage structures such as ponds or tanks
must be of adequate capacity to store normal maximum
volume of leachate generated by the facility. Volume
calculations based on facility design;
precipitation/evaporation data; monthly leachate
reuse/removal; safety factor to account for variability
from normal conditions.
(iv) Leachate holding ponds and tanks designed
accordingly:
(A) For registered dairies, design and installation meet
Natural Resources Conservation Service standards in
place at the time of construction of the pond.
NA
(B) Leachate holding ponds at compost facilities other
than registered dairies:
(I)
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 or an alternative design
approved by the JHD during the permitting
process.
(II)
Dikes and slopes designed to maintain their
structural integrity under conditions of a
leaking liner and capable of withstanding
erosion from wave action, overfilling, or
precipitation.
(III)
Freeboard equal to or greater than eighteen
inches to avoid overtopping from wave
action, overfilling, or precipitation, or other
engineering controls approved by JHD
during the permitting process.
(IV)
Review and approval by Ecology’s Dam
Safety Section for ponds designed to
impound more than 10 acre feet.
NA
(C) Tanks used to store leachate meet design standards in
WAC 173-350-330 (3) (b).
NA
(3)(f) Compost pads for incoming feedstocks, active
composting, and curing meet the following
requirements:
(i) Pad curbed or graded in a manner to prevent ponding,
run-on and runoff, and separately collect and convey
storm water and leachate to separate storage or holding
systems. Storm water combined with leachate must be
managed as leachate.
(ii) Pad constructed on subgrades sufficient to support the
weight of the pad, the materials placed on them, and
processing equipment.
(iii) Entire surface area of the pad designed to maintain
structural and hydraulic integrity under any machinery
used for feedstock and compost handling, and from
surface wear or damage caused by feedstock, and
compost handling or by active composting at the facility.
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(iv) Pad may be constructed of materials such as concrete
(with sealed joints), asphaltic concrete, or soil cement to
prevent subsurface soil and ground water contamination.
(v) JHD approved other materials for compost pad
construction.
NA
Agency Comments:
Complete
Meets
Page/section
Date & Initials of
Operating Standards
Requirements
location
Reviewer
WAC 173-350-220(4)
(See also section (f): Plan of Operation)
(a) Describe facility features, operations or programs
that:
(i) Control dust and odors from migrating off-site
(ii) Prevent attraction of vectors.
(iii) Prevent migration of agricultural pests.
(iv) Restrict access to facility when closed.
(vi) Ensure the facility operates under supervision and
control of properly trained individual(s) during all hours
of operation.
(A) Facility operator training certification provided or
training timeline identified.
(vii) Implement and document pathogen reduction
activities, including compost pile temperatures, turnings
(as appropriate). Pathogen reduction activities must at a
minimum include:
(A) In vessel composting: process identified to promote
pathogen reduction (temperature of active compost
maintained at fifty-five degrees Celsius (131 degrees
Fahrenheit) for three consecutive days).
N/A
(B) Aerated static piles: Description of how piles will be
managed (covered with synthetic material or finished
compost and reach fifty-five degrees Celsius or higher
for three consecutive days).
N/A
(C) Windrow composting: description of how pile temps
maintained (55 degrees Celsius or higher for at least 15
days with a minimum of 5 turnings of the windrow).
N/A
(D) Alternative method of composting demonstrating
equivalent pathogen reduction.
(ix) Description of process to collect composted material
samples for analysis that are representative of the pile;
(x) Description of process to analyze composted material
for parameters listed in Table 220-B
(b) Facility inspection plan (regular facility inspections -
at least weekly or other schedule approved by JHD) to
identify/ prevent malfunctions, operator error,
discharges.
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(c) If facility has leachate pond(s), pond liner inspection
plan provided (inspection at least every five years or as
determined by JHD).
N/A
(f) Plan of Operation: submitted with the permit
application will include:
(i) List of feedstocks to be composted, including a
general description of the source of feedstocks;
(ii) Odor Management Plan (air quality control plan)
including:
(A) Description of how staff will document and
respond to nuisance odor complaints. Plan must include
a method for recording date and time of complaints,
weather conditions, and operations at the facility at the
time of complaint, and a summary of actions taken;
(B) Description of facility and operational features to
prevent nuisance odors beyond the facility’s property
boundary as determined by the JHD, the department, or
the air authority. Description must address receiving,
composting, curing, and storage areas of facility;
(C) Description of facility maintenance activities that
encompass nuisance odor prevention and control, such
as acquiring critical backup equipment, schedules for
aeration lines purging, changing biofilter media,
cleaning leachate ponds/tanks;
(D) Description of how feedstocks with high moisture
or the potential for high odors will be managed to reduce
nuisance odors upon receipt and through the composting
process.
(iii) A description of how wastes are to be handled on-
site during the facility's active life including:
(A) Maximum capacity in cubic yards for all materials
on-site at any one time. JHD may require cumulative
capacity for materials or separate capacities for
incoming feedstocks, composting, curing, and
composted materials, or any combination;
(B) Throughput in tons or cubic yards of solid waste
feedstocks processed in a given amount of time. JHD
may require monthly or annual throughput;
(C) Procedures for ensuring that only the feedstocks
described will be accepted. This includes a plan for
rejecting feedstocks contaminate with greater than five
percent physical contaminants by volume, or a plan to
accept and separate contaminated loads from non-
contaminated loads, and reduce physical contaminants to
an acceptable level prior to composting;
(Also listed at 173-350-220 (4)(a)(v))
(D) Procedure to reduce physical contaminants in
composted material to meet testing parameters in Table
220-B (grinding to reduce size of contaminant not
acceptable);
(E) Procedures for handling unacceptable wastes;
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