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TITLE 30ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 330MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
SUBCHAPTER AGENERAL INFORMATION
RULE §330.11Notification Required

(a) Except as provided by §330.13 of the title (relating to Waste Management Activities Exempt from Permitting, Registration, or Notification) and recycling facilities that notify in accordance with §328.5 of this title (relating to Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements), a person that intends to store, process, or dispose of municipal solid waste (MSW) without a permit as authorized by §330.7 of this title (relating to Permit Required), registration as authorized by §330.9 of this title (relating to Registration Required), or §330.25 of this title (relating to Relationship with County Licensing System), shall notify the executive director, and any local pollution agency with jurisdiction that has requested to be notified, in writing, that storage, processing, or disposal activities are planned, at least 90 days prior to engaging in these activities, except for recycling and other activities as may be specifically exempted. Additional information may be requested to enable the executive director to determine whether such storage, processing, or disposal is in compliance with the terms of this chapter. This information may include, but is not limited to, type of waste, waste management methods, facility engineering plans and specifications, and the geology and hydrogeology at the facility. Any information provided under this subsection shall be submitted to the executive director in duplicate with one copy sent directly to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) regional office. A person shall include a statement justifying the facility's eligibility for a notification as established under this section.

(b) Any person that stores, processes, or disposes of MSW shall have the continuing obligation to provide prompt written notice to the executive director of any changes or additional information concerning waste type, waste management methods, facility engineering plans and specifications, and geology and hydrogeology at the facility additional to that reported in subsection (a) of this section, authorized in any permit or registration, or stated in any application filed with the executive director. Any information provided under this subsection shall be submitted to the executive director in duplicate form with copies sent directly to the TCEQ's regional office and any local pollution agency with jurisdiction that has requested to be notified.

(c) A person that stores, processes, or disposes of MSW shall notify the executive director, and any local pollution agency with jurisdiction that has requested to be notified, in writing of any closure activity or activity of facility expansion not authorized by permit or registration, at least 90 days prior to conducting this activity. The executive director may request additional information to determine whether such activity is in compliance with this chapter. Any information provided under this subsection shall be submitted to the executive director in duplicate form.

(d) A notification is required for the storage or processing of the following types of MSW: grease trap wastes; grit trap wastes; or septage that contains free liquids if the waste is treated/processed at a permitted Type I MSW facility.

(e) A notification is required for the following facilities or locations:

  (1) a citizens' collection station;

  (2) a collection and processing point for only nonputrescible source-separated recyclable material, provided that the facility is in compliance with §§328.3 - 328.5 of this title (relating to General Requirements; Limitations on Storage of Recyclable Materials; and Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements);

  (3) a facility to treat petroleum-contaminated soil if the contaminated soil is treated/processed at a permitted Type I MSW facility;

  (4) an MSW transfer station in existence prior to the comprehensive rule revisions in this chapter as adopted in 2006 (2006 Revisions) that is used only in the transfer of grease trap waste, grit trap waste, septage, or other similar liquid waste if the facility used in the transfer will receive 32,000 gallons per day or less. These liquid waste transfer stations must be designed and operated in accordance with the requirements of Subchapter E of this chapter (relating to Operational Standards for Municipal Solid Waste Storage and Processing Units);

  (5) a temporary storage facility regulated under §312.147 of this title (relating to Temporary Storage) that stores 8,000 gallons or less for a period of four days or less in containers. This facility is not required to follow the requirements of Subchapter E of this chapter;

  (6) a liquid waste transfer facility in existence prior to the effective date of the 2006 Revisions located on or at other commission authorized facilities if the facility is designed and operated in accordance with the requirements of Subchapter E of this chapter; or

  (7) a pet cemetery. A person that intends to operate a pet cemetery shall comply with the requirements of §330.19 of this title (relating to Deed Recordation) and shall ensure that the animal carcasses are covered with at least two feet of soil within a time period that will prevent the generation of nuisance odors or health risks. A pet cemetery is a facility used only for the burial of domesticated animals kept as pets and service animals such as seeing-eye dogs. Animals raised for meat production or used only for animal husbandry may not be disposed of in a pet cemetery authorized under this subsection.

(f) A generator is required to notify the commission of the operation of an approved treatment process unit used only for the treatment of on-site generated medical waste, as defined in §330.1205(b) of this title (relating to Definitions).

(g) An operator is required to notify the commission of the intended operation of a low-volume transfer station subject to the following conditions.

  (1) The operator must own or otherwise effectively control the facility.

  (2) Prior to notification, the operator must coordinate with the county authority to ensure compliance with all appropriate ordinances.

  (3) The operator must notify the adjacent landowners, by first-class mail, concurrent with commission notification.

  (4) Collected waste shall be sent off-site to an authorized facility at least weekly.

(h) Generators that generate greater than 50 pounds per month of untreated medical waste and that transport their own untreated waste to an authorized medical waste storage or processing facility shall notify the commission.


Source Note: The provisions of this §330.11 adopted to be effective March 27, 2006, 31 TexReg 2502

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