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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 20. Virginia Waste Management Board
Chapter 81. Solid Waste Management Regulations
4/1/2020

9VAC20-81-480. Part B Permit Application Requirements for Other Solid Waste Management Facilities.

Owners or operators of facilities who do not dispose of solid wastes onsite and who will remove all solid wastes or solid waste residues at closing, will use the application procedures of this section. The following information is required in a Part B permit application:

A. Design plans.

Design plans shall be prepared by a professional engineer. The plans shall demonstrate compliance with the applicable portions of this chapter and include at least the following:

1. Existing site conditions plans sheet indicating site conditions prior to development.

2. Engineering modification plan sheet indicating the appearance of the site after installation of engineering modifications. More than one plan sheet may be required for complicated sites. This plan is required only for those sites with engineering modifications.

3. Phasing plan sheets showing the progression of site development through time. At a minimum, a separate plan shall be provided for initial site preparations and for each subsequent major phase or new area where substantial site preparation must be performed. Each such plan shall include a list of construction items and quantities necessary to prepare the phase indicated.

4. Design drawings of the specific solid waste management processes, when applicable. For waste to energy, thermal treatment, and incinerator facilities, the design drawings of the solid waste management facilities to include:

(1) Profile and plan views of all structures and enclosures showing dimensions. Plan views showing building setbacks, side and rear distances between the proposed structure and other existing or proposed structures, roadways, parking areas, and site boundaries;

(2) Interior floor plans showing the layout, profile view and dimensions of the processing lines, interior unloading, sorting, storage, and loading areas as well as other functional areas;

(3) A plan identifying, locating and describing utilities that will service the facility including, but not limited to, the storm water drainage system, sanitary sewer system, water supply system, and energy system; interface of the proposed facility with the existing utility systems.

5. When applicable, the following information shall be presented on plan sheets:

a. All information on existing site conditions map unless including this information leads to confusion with the data intended for display.

b. A survey grid with base lines and monuments to be used for field control.

c. All drainage patterns and surface water drainage control structures both within the area and at the site perimeter to include berms, ditches, sedimentation basins, pumps, sumps, culverts, pipes, inlets, velocity breaks, sodding, erosion matting, or other methods of erosion control.

d. Access roads and traffic flow patterns to and within:

(1) The storage and transfer areas of waste to energy, thermal treatment, and incinerator facilities.

(2) The active fill area of all other facilities.

e. All temporary and permanent fencing.

f. The methods of screening such as berms, vegetation, or special fencing.

g. Wastewater or leachate collection, control and treatment systems, which may include pipes, manholes, trenches, berms, collection sumps or basins, pumps, risers, liners, and liner splices.

h. Special waste handling areas.

i. Construction notes and references to details.

j. Other site features.

6. Detailed drawings and typical sections for drainage control structures, access roads, fencing, buildings, signs, and other construction details.

B. A design report for the facility is required and will provide the technical details and specifications necessary to support the design plans consisting of, at least, the following information:

1. For waste to energy, thermal treatment, and incinerator facilities:

a. The design report shall identify the project title; engineering consultants; site owner, licensee and operator; site life and capacity; municipalities, industries, and collection and transportation agencies served; and waste types to be disposed. It shall also identify any exemptions desired by the applicant.

b. The design capacity specifications shall include, at a minimum, the following information:

(1) The process rate of the facility, in both tons per day and tons per hour;

(2) The expected short-term and projected future long-term daily loadings;

(3) The designation of normal loading, unloading and storage areas, including capacities in cubic yards and tons. Description of the time such areas can be practically used, based on expected short-term daily loadings;

(4) The designation of emergency loading, unloading, storage, or other disposal capabilities to be used when facility system down time exceeds 24 hours;

(5) The designation of alternate management facilities or plans for transfer of stored waste in the event facility system down time exceeds 72 hours;

c. The design specifications for process residues to include the following:

(1) The expected daily quantity of waste residue generations;

(2) The proposed ultimate disposal location for all facility-generated waste residues including, but not limited to, ash residues and bypass material, residues resulting from air pollution control devices, and the proposed alternate disposal locations for any unauthorized waste types, which may have been unknowingly accepted. The schedule for securing contracts for the disposal of these waste types at the designated locations shall be provided;

(3) A descriptive statement of any materials use, reuse, or reclamation activities to be operated in conjunction with the facility, either on the incoming solid waste or the ongoing residue;

d. A descriptive statement and detailed specification of the proposed onsite and offsite transportation system intended to service vehicles hauling waste to the facility for processing, and vehicles removing reclaimed materials and or process residues from the facility. Onsite parking, access and exit points, and the mechanisms or features that will be employed to provide for an even flow of traffic into, out of, and within the site, shall be identified.

e. An appendix to the design plan shall be submitted that shall include any additional data not previously presented, calculations, material specifications, operating agreements, wastewater treatment agreements, documents related to long-term care funding, and other appropriate information.

2. For all other facilities:

a. The design report shall identify the project title; engineering consultants; site owner, licensee and operator; site life and capacity; municipalities, industries and collection and transportation agencies served; and waste types and quantities to be disposed. It shall also identify any exemptions desired by the applicant. The specifications shall include, at a minimum, the following information:

(1) Design and construction specifications for the site shall be presented, including detailed instructions to the site operator for all aspects of site construction and development. References to specifications on the plan sheet shall be pointed out as well as additional instructions included, where appropriate.

(2) The design report specifications shall include access roads and entrance, screening, fencing, and other special design features.

b. An appendix shall be submitted that shall include any additional data not previously presented, calculations, material specifications, operating agreements, leachate treatment agreements, documents related to long-term care funding, and other appropriate information.

C. When required by the Financial Assurance Regulations of Solid Waste Disposal, Transfer, and Treatment Facilities (9VAC20-70), the applicant shall provide the completed documentation to demonstrate compliance with those regulations; proof of financial responsibility must be for the entity identified in accordance with 9VAC20-81-450 B 10.

D. Closure plan. The applicant shall prepare and submit a detailed plan for closing any SWMF. Such a plan shall be prepared to reflect the actions required at the time of closing the facility with the maximum permitted process rate onsite. The plan shall reflect all steps necessary to isolate the facility from the environment or to remove and dispose of all solid waste and residue in the facility. The closure plan shall reflect all actions necessary for facility abandonment or uses other than for solid waste management.

E. Sound level data. When required by the director, the applicant shall survey, record, and submit background sound level data in the vicinity of the proposed facility at the time of application for a permit.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1402 of the Code of Virginia; 42 USC § 6941 et seq.; 40 CFR Part 258.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 27, Issue 12, eff. March 16, 2011.

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