"Compost Facility Registration Application" - New Mexico

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NEW MEXICO
ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT
Solid Waste Bureau
Harold Runnels Building
1190 Saint Francis Drive, PO Box 5469Santa Fe, NM 87502-5469
Telephone (505) 827-0197
www.env.nm.gov/solid-waste
Compost Facility Registration Application
The New Mexico Solid Waste Rules, 20.9.3.27 NMAC, require the registration of a
composting facility with the New Mexico Environment Department.
A “composting facility” means a facility, other than a transformation facility, that is capable
of providing biological stabilization of organic material.
The owner or operator of a composting facility must apply for a registration at least 30
days prior to any operations and every five years thereafter. A composting facility that
fails to file a timely and complete application for registration is deemed an unpermitted solid
waste facility, subjecting the owner or operator to penalties, permit requirements and
nuisance abatement orders.
Registered composting facilities shall accept only source separated compostable materials.
If a composting facility has or plans to increase its operational rate to more than 25 tons per
day annual average, it must additionally comply with 20.9.3.28 NMAC. This is called an
“Advanced Registration.” Please contact the Permit Section Manager of the Solid Waste
Bureau for application and financial assurance requirements.
This registration must be updated whenever operations change. Submit the updated
registration to the Solid Waste Bureau within 30 days.
No fee is required for compost facility registration.
Instructions
Please complete the following form, which serves as your application and required
operations plan. Write “N/A” if a question does not apply to your facility.
Most questions require only a short answer. A short phrase or one or two sentences may be
enough to answer the question fully.
The information on this application and operations plan must describe your actual
operations. When operations change, please resubmit a revised version of this form within
30 days. If actual operations differ from that described in this application and operations
plan, the facility may be issued a violation.
If necessary, further explanation for any question may be given in the space at the end of
the form.
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NEW MEXICO
ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT
Solid Waste Bureau
Harold Runnels Building
1190 Saint Francis Drive, PO Box 5469Santa Fe, NM 87502-5469
Telephone (505) 827-0197
www.env.nm.gov/solid-waste
Compost Facility Registration Application
The New Mexico Solid Waste Rules, 20.9.3.27 NMAC, require the registration of a
composting facility with the New Mexico Environment Department.
A “composting facility” means a facility, other than a transformation facility, that is capable
of providing biological stabilization of organic material.
The owner or operator of a composting facility must apply for a registration at least 30
days prior to any operations and every five years thereafter. A composting facility that
fails to file a timely and complete application for registration is deemed an unpermitted solid
waste facility, subjecting the owner or operator to penalties, permit requirements and
nuisance abatement orders.
Registered composting facilities shall accept only source separated compostable materials.
If a composting facility has or plans to increase its operational rate to more than 25 tons per
day annual average, it must additionally comply with 20.9.3.28 NMAC. This is called an
“Advanced Registration.” Please contact the Permit Section Manager of the Solid Waste
Bureau for application and financial assurance requirements.
This registration must be updated whenever operations change. Submit the updated
registration to the Solid Waste Bureau within 30 days.
No fee is required for compost facility registration.
Instructions
Please complete the following form, which serves as your application and required
operations plan. Write “N/A” if a question does not apply to your facility.
Most questions require only a short answer. A short phrase or one or two sentences may be
enough to answer the question fully.
The information on this application and operations plan must describe your actual
operations. When operations change, please resubmit a revised version of this form within
30 days. If actual operations differ from that described in this application and operations
plan, the facility may be issued a violation.
If necessary, further explanation for any question may be given in the space at the end of
the form.
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Return the completed form with all attachments to:
Permit Section Manager
Solid Waste Bureau
New Mexico Environment Department
1190 St. Francis Dr.
PO Box 5469
Santa Fe, NM 87502-5469
For technical assistance, please contact Genevieve Morgan at (505) 827-0129. For
questions regarding registration requirements, please contact John Offersen at (505) 827-
2385.
Other Regulatory Requirements
Composting facilities may also be regulated by other agencies in addition to the Solid Waste
Bureau. You should be aware of the requirements of the following statutes, programs and
agencies. This list is provided for your convenience and is not intended to be
comprehensive.
Groundwater discharge: Notice of Intent to Discharge or Groundwater Discharge
Permit. Contact NMED Groundwater Quality Bureau, (505) 827-2900,
www.env.nm.gov/gwb/
Surface runoff: National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, 40 CFR Part 121,
includes requirements for Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). Contact
NMED Surface Water Quality Bureau, (505) 827-0187, www.env.nm.gov/swqb/
Biosolids and septage: 40 CFR Part 503 and 20.6.2 NMAC. For more information,
www.epa.gov/biosolids/biosolids-laws-and-regulations
Compost sales: NM Fertilizer Act, 76-11-1 to 76-11-20 NMSA, includes
requirements for fertilizer / soil conditioner registration. Contact NM Department of
Agriculture, (575) 646-3007, www.nmda.nmsu.edu/fsf/fertilizer-and-soil-
conditioners/fertilizersoil-conditioner-registration-and-tonnage/
Storage of combustible materials: International Fire Code, Chapter 28 (2018)
https://codes.iccsafe.org/content/IFC2018/CHAPTER-28-LUMBER-YARDS-AND-
AGRO-INDUSTRIAL-SOLID-BIOMASS-AND-WOODWORKING-FACILITIES
Large Composting Facilities
Composting facilities that accept greater than 25 tons per day (annual average)
compostable material or greater than 5 tons per day (annual average) of material that
would otherwise become a special waste (for example, sludge, offal, petroleum
contaminated soils) must complete an Advanced Registration, in compliance with
20.9.3.28 NMAC. Please contact the Solid Waste Bureau for application requirements.
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Compost Facility Registration Application
Facility Information
Facility Name
Facility Owner
Mailing Address
City, State, Zip
Telephone
E-mail Address
Contact person
Facility Operator
Mailing Address
City, State, Zip
Telephone
E-mail Address
Contact person
Emergency Coordinator
Telephone (24 hours)
Facility Physical Address
City, State
County
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Legal Description of
Property
(GPS coordinates)
Land Use and Zoning of
Facility
Please check one of the following boxes to indicate whether this is:
Initial application
Start-up date:
OR
Renewal of existing
Registration number:
registration
Expiration date:
This registration application is appropriate for facilities that meet all the following criteria.
Please check each box to indicate that this facility meets each criterion:
This facility accepts only source-separated compostable materials.
"Source separation" means the separation of compostable materials from solid
waste at the point of generation by the generator.
If this facility accepts non-source-separated waste, you will need a
solid waste facility permit as described in 20.9.3.14 NMAC. Please contact
the Solid Waste Bureau for application requirements.
This facility does not accept solid waste, except incidental to collection of
source-separated compostable materials (that is, contamination).
If this facility accepts solid waste, you will need a solid waste facility
permit as described in 20.9.3 NMAC. Please contact the Solid Waste
Bureau for application requirements.
This facility accepts less than 25 tons per day (annual average) of
compostable material including mortality waste.
If more than 25 tons per day, you must address additional
requirements. Please contact the Solid Waste Bureau for information.
This facility does not accept or accepts less
than 5 tons per day (annual average) of material that would become a
special waste if not composted (for example, sludge, offal).
If more than 5 tons per day, you must address additional
requirements. Please contact the Solid Waste Bureau for information.
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Operations Plan
Facility Management
Days / hours of operation
Please check the box to indicate that the following is true:
This facility has a written contingency plan. (Required)
Signs
Indicate where signs with the following information are posted at your facility (for example,
at the facility entrance). Please add any additional signs you may have in the spaces
provided. All signs must be large enough to be easily read and placed in locations where
they can be easily read.
Information on sign(s)
Where is the sign with this information
posted at your facility (describe location
within facility or indicate on site map)?
Required signs
Site address / location
Hours of operation
Emergency telephone
numbers
Delivery instructions
Fires and scavenging
prohibited
No smoking
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