"One-Time Landfarm License Application" - Montana

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MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTASL QUALITY
WASTE MANAGEMENT AND REMEDIATION DIVISION
SOLID WASTE SECTION
PO BOX 200901
HELENA, MT 59620-0901
Phone: (406) 444-5300
Fax: (406) 444-1374
GUIDELINES FOR LICENSING ONE-TIME LANDFARMS FOR THE REMEDIATION OF
HYDROCARBON CONTAMINATED SOILS*
The landfarming of hydrocarbon contaminated soil that is not hazardous waste is an activity regulated by
DEQ’s Solid Waste Program. Presently, the generators of less than 2,400 cubic yards of non-hazardous,
hydrocarbon contaminated soils have the following options available or management of the soils:
(1) Haul the contaminated soil to an existing licensed soil treatment facility.
(2) Dispose of the material in a licensed Class II landfill.
(3) Remediate the contaminated soils through one-time landfarm management techniques either in-situ, on
the generator's property, or on property contracted through another owner. For remediation activities that
occur on property offsite the point of generation, a one-time landfarm application must be completed and
submitted with the license review fee to DEQ’s Solid Waste Program.
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For generators of less than 2,400 cubic yards (yd
) of hydrocarbon contaminated soil resulting from a single
event who choose to remediate the contaminated soil at an off-site location, an application for a One-Time
Landfarm license from the Solid Waste Program must be submitted for review and approval prior to the
commencement of such an activity.
*This document discusses landfarming of hydrocarbon-contaminated soils that are not a hazardous waste. The Administrative
Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.54.402 state that a person who generates a waste must determine if that waste is a hazardous waste.
No waste that meets the definition of a hazardous waste, including conditionally exempt small quantity generators of hazardous
waste, may be treated stored or disposed of at the site. For more information about hazardous wastes, please contact the
H
W
P
at 444-5300.
AZARDOUS
ASTE
ROGRAM
There are siting and operation criteria that the operator should adhere to when landfarming contaminated soils. Landfarm siting
and operation must not cause a threat to human health or the environment. The landfarm operator is responsible for the proper
sampling, operations, monitoring, and remediation of the contaminated material at the site. The landfarm operator and the
landfarm property owner are liable for any environmental degradation resulting from the landfarm.
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MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTASL QUALITY
WASTE MANAGEMENT AND REMEDIATION DIVISION
SOLID WASTE SECTION
PO BOX 200901
HELENA, MT 59620-0901
Phone: (406) 444-5300
Fax: (406) 444-1374
GUIDELINES FOR LICENSING ONE-TIME LANDFARMS FOR THE REMEDIATION OF
HYDROCARBON CONTAMINATED SOILS*
The landfarming of hydrocarbon contaminated soil that is not hazardous waste is an activity regulated by
DEQ’s Solid Waste Program. Presently, the generators of less than 2,400 cubic yards of non-hazardous,
hydrocarbon contaminated soils have the following options available or management of the soils:
(1) Haul the contaminated soil to an existing licensed soil treatment facility.
(2) Dispose of the material in a licensed Class II landfill.
(3) Remediate the contaminated soils through one-time landfarm management techniques either in-situ, on
the generator's property, or on property contracted through another owner. For remediation activities that
occur on property offsite the point of generation, a one-time landfarm application must be completed and
submitted with the license review fee to DEQ’s Solid Waste Program.
3
For generators of less than 2,400 cubic yards (yd
) of hydrocarbon contaminated soil resulting from a single
event who choose to remediate the contaminated soil at an off-site location, an application for a One-Time
Landfarm license from the Solid Waste Program must be submitted for review and approval prior to the
commencement of such an activity.
*This document discusses landfarming of hydrocarbon-contaminated soils that are not a hazardous waste. The Administrative
Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.54.402 state that a person who generates a waste must determine if that waste is a hazardous waste.
No waste that meets the definition of a hazardous waste, including conditionally exempt small quantity generators of hazardous
waste, may be treated stored or disposed of at the site. For more information about hazardous wastes, please contact the
H
W
P
at 444-5300.
AZARDOUS
ASTE
ROGRAM
There are siting and operation criteria that the operator should adhere to when landfarming contaminated soils. Landfarm siting
and operation must not cause a threat to human health or the environment. The landfarm operator is responsible for the proper
sampling, operations, monitoring, and remediation of the contaminated material at the site. The landfarm operator and the
landfarm property owner are liable for any environmental degradation resulting from the landfarm.
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ONE-TIME LANDFARMS
What To Look For When Selecting a Landfarm Site
Landfarm Bioremediation uses a combination of oxygen, moisture content, temperature and naturally
occurring soil microorganisms to break down contaminants. The best landfarm sites are isolated flat areas
on high ground where wind can blow over the soils, where standing water cannot accumulate and where
there are no surface water drainages. Sites where soils have high silt and clay content are preferred over
sites where soils consist of sand and gravel. Generally, depending on soil type, the site should be at least
500 feet from any wells, and greater than 25 feet from the seasonally high ground water level. The location
of nearby wells and the depth to ground water must be evaluated through a review of well logs or other
available information; this information should be obtained from the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology,
Ground Water Information Center. Information on soils at the site should be obtained from the Natural
Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
No landfarming activity shall occur where petroleum wastes are likely to cause pollution of any state waters
(Section 75-5-604, MCA).
Proper Landfarming Procedures
1. Collect the background samples r of native soils at the approved landfarm site before spreading the
contaminated soil.
The samples should be analyzed for total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) or
extractable petroleum hydrocarbons (EPH) and volatile petroleum hydrocarbons (VPH), benzene,
toluene, ethyl benzene and xylene (BTEX). Representative samples of the contaminated soil, consisting
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of five sub-samples per two hundred cubic yards (200 yds
), must also be collected and analyzed for
BTEX, either TPH or EPH/VPH, and depending on the source of contamination, Total RCRA Metals.
2. Cobbles and rocks generated during excavation of the contaminated soils that may impede proper tilling
or reclamation of the one-time registered landfarm should be removed prior to spreading soil at the
landfarm site.
3. Spread the contaminated soil in a thin layer (less than 6 inches) at the landfarm site. Construct a berm
around the site, or otherwise prevent surface water run-on and run-off. Mechanically till or turn over the
soil periodically (approximately monthly) during the warm months (May to October) to promote soil
exposure to air and sunlight.
4. Collect soil samples within and beneath the treatment area on a periodic schedule to verify that there is
no significant leaching of constituents, and to determine when contaminant concentrations are low
enough to stop treatment activities. Retain all sampling and monitoring results for your records, and
send copies to the Solid Waste Program. Establish the necessary number and frequency of soil samples
to be collected at each site in order to determine when treatment can be halted. In most cases, soil
contaminated with gasoline should be relatively clean after a summer of proper landfarming. Soil
contaminated with diesel fuel, waste oil, or a mixture of petroleum products may require longer
treatment time.
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5. Some landfarming technologies recommend the addition of mixtures of fertilizer, moisture, or other
products to the soil to increase degradation of petroleum products. Refer to the landfarm guidelines for
suggested nutrient and moisture contents. Landfarming soils contaminated with other materials, such as
antifreeze or solvents, is prohibited.
6. When it can be documented that soils have been remediated, the site shall be reclaimed, using topsoil if
necessary, and re-vegetated in order to provide for pre-landfarm or some other beneficial use of the land
area.
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Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Waste Management and Remediation Division
Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau
Solid Waste Program
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901
ONE-TIME LANDFARM LICENSE APPLICATION
I
:
NSTRUCTIONS
1. Fill out the form in its entirety – Incomplete applications will be returned.
2. Sign the completed application.
3. Enclose a check or money order for the application review fee.
4. Return the completed form, with all attachments to:
DEQ Fiscal Services Division, PO Box 200901, Helena, MT 59620-0901
Once approved, the one-time landfarm license will be issued and mailed directly to the applicant.
Section 1
APPLICANT INFORMATION (Please Print)
Applicant Full Name:
Applicant Mailing Address:
Property Owner Name:
Property Owner Mailing Address:
Section 2
LANDFARM SITE INFORMATION
Landfarm Site Name:
Site Location/Physical Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Legal Description of Site: (to
Section:
Township:
Range:
County:
nearest ¼, ¼ Section)
______ ¼ ______ ¼
Dimensions of Landfarm Site:
Total Acreage Proposed for One-Time Landfarm Site:
_________ feet by _________ feet
Estimated Depth to Ground Water: Copies of Well Logs Attached:
Are any municipal water supplies located
Yes
within 5-miles of the proposed landfarm?
No If no, why not?
Yes If yes, attach location and
description information
Source of Ground Water
No
Information:
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Section 2 – continued
Have background Samples been taken at the Landfarm site?
Yes (Attach copies of background sample results)
No If no, why not?
Has Site Been Previously Used as a Landfarm Site? Yes
No
(If yes, attach details on a separate page)
Soil is Contaminated With: (check all that apply)
Estimated Volume of Soils to be
Gasoline: _____
Landfarmed:
Diesel: ____
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Waste oil: _____
_________________ yds
Heating fuel oil: _____
Other (describe)______________________________
(attach copies of contaminated soil sample results)
Cause of Soil Contamination:
Date of Spill/Contamination:
Date soil will be spread at the Landfarm Site:
Will Soil be Stockpiled at Landfarm Site
Will stockpiled soils be covered and/or bermed? (describe)
Before Being Tilled?
Yes
No
If yes, for how long?
What is the Current Use of the Landfarm Site?
What is the Proposed Use of the Site after Soil
Treatment is Completed?
Provide a summary of the proposed Operation and Maintenance activities of the landfarm that include:
Soil tilling schedule
Number and frequency of soil sampling activities
Proposed fertilizer, moisture, or other remediation-enhancing product additions
Proposed site reclamation and closure activities
Attach a copy of the Montana Natural Heritage Program’s (NHP) database information on sensitive,
threatened, or endangered species or habitats on and within one-mile of the facility boundary. The NHP
database may be accessed at:
http://mtnhp.org/
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