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TITLE 30ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 330MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
SUBCHAPTER BPERMIT AND REGISTRATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES
RULE §330.63Contents of Part III of the Application

(a) Site development plan. This plan must include criteria that in the selection and design of a facility will provide for the safeguarding of the health, welfare, and physical property of the people and the environment through consideration of geology, soil conditions, drainage, land use, zoning, adequacy of access roads and highways, and other considerations as the specific facility dictates. The site development plan must include the items listed in this section.

(b) General facility design.

  (1) Facility access. The owner or operator shall describe how access will be controlled for the facility such as the type and location of fences or other suitable means of access control to prevent the entry of livestock, to protect the public from exposure to potential health and safety hazards, and to discourage unauthorized entry or uncontrolled disposal of solid waste or hazardous materials.

  (2) Waste movement. The owner or operator shall submit a generalized process design and working plan of the overall facility that includes, at a minimum:

    (A) flow diagrams indicating the storage, processing, and disposal sequences for the various types of wastes and feedstocks received;

    (B) schematic view drawings showing the various phases of collection, separation, processing, and disposal as applicable for the types of wastes and feedstocks received at the facility;

    (C) proposed ventilation and odor control measures for each storage, separation, processing, and disposal unit;

    (D) generalized construction details of all storage and processing units and ancillary equipment (i.e., tanks, foundations, sumps, etc.) with regard to approximate dimensions and capacities, construction materials, vents, covers, enclosures, protective coatings of surfaces, etc. Performance data on all units shall be provided;

    (E) generalized construction details of slab and subsurface supports of all storage and processing components;

    (F) locations and engineering design details of all containment dikes or walls (with indicated freeboard) proposed to enclose all storage and processing components and all loading and unloading areas;

    (G) plans for the storage of grease, oil, and sludge on site including determinations of maximum periods of time all separated materials will remain on site and the ultimate disposition of such materials off site;

    (H) proposed disposition of effluent resulting from all processing operations; and

    (I) for transfer stations, provide designs for noise pollution control.

  (3) Sanitation. The owner or operator shall describe how solid waste processing facilities will be designed to facilitate proper cleaning. This may be accomplished by:

    (A) controlling surface drainage in the vicinity of the facility to prevent surface water runoff onto, into, and off the treatment area;

    (B) constructing walls and floors in operating areas of masonry, concrete, or other hard-surfaced materials that can be hosed down and scrubbed;

    (C) providing necessary connections and equipment to permit thorough cleaning with water or steam; and

    (D) providing adequate floor or sump drains to remove wash water.

  (4) Water pollution control. The owner or operator shall describe how all liquids resulting from the operation of solid waste processing facilities will be disposed of in a manner that will not cause surface water or groundwater pollution. The owner or operator shall provide for the treatment of wastewaters resulting from the process or from cleaning and washing and specify how the procedure for wastewater disposal is in compliance with the rules of the commission.

  (5) Endangered species protection. If necessary, the owner or operator shall describe how the facility will be designed to protect endangered species.

(c) Facility surface water drainage report. The owner or operator of a municipal solid waste (MSW) facility shall include a statement that the facility design complies with the requirements of §330.303 of this title (relating to Surface Water Drainage for Municipal Solid Waste Facilities). Additionally, applications for landfill and compost units shall include a surface water drainage report to satisfy the requirements of Subchapter G of this chapter (relating to Surface Water Drainage) and shall include the following.

  (1) Drainage analyses. The owner or operator shall submit the following information and analyses:

    (A) drawing(s) showing the drainage areas and drainage calculations;

    (B) designs of all drainage facilities within the facility area, including such features as typical cross-sectional areas, ditch grades, flow rates, water surface elevation, velocities, and flowline elevations along the entire length of the ditch;

    (C) sample calculations provided to verify that existing drainage patterns will not be adversely altered;

    (D) a description of the hydrologic method and calculations used to estimate peak flow rates and runoff volumes including justification of necessary assumptions:

      (i) the 25-year rainfall intensity used for facility design including the source of the data; all other data and necessary input parameters used in conjunction with the selected hydrologic method and their sources should be documented and described;

      (ii) hydraulic calculations and designs for sizing the necessary collection, drainage, and/or detention facilities;

      (iii) discussion and analyses to demonstrate that existing drainage patterns will not be adversely altered as a result of the proposed landfill development; and

      (iv) structural designs of the collection, drainage, and/or storage facilities.

  (2) Flood control and analyses. The owner or operator shall:

    (A) identify whether the site is located within a 100-year floodplain. If applicable, indicate 100-year floodplain on the drawing in paragraph (1)(A) of this subsection;

    (B) provide the source of all data for such determination and include a copy of the relevant Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood map or the calculations and maps used where a FEMA map is not used. FEMA maps are prima facie evidence of floodplain locations. Information shall also be provided identifying the 100-year flood level and any other special flooding factors (e. g., wave action) that must be considered in designing, constructing, operating, or maintaining the proposed facility to withstand washout from a 100-year flood. The boundaries of the proposed landfill facility should be shown on the floodplain map;

    (C) if the site is located within the 100-year floodplain, provide information detailing the specific flooding levels and other events (e.g., design hurricane projected by Corps of Engineers) that impact the flood protection of the facility. Data should be that required by §§301.33 - 301.36 of this title (relating to Preliminary Plans: Data To Be Submitted, Criteria For Approval of Preliminary Plans; Additional Information; Plans To Bear Seal of Engineer). The owner or operator shall include cross-sections or elevations of landfill levees shown tied into contours;

    (D) for construction in a floodplain, submit, where applicable:

      (i) approval from the governmental entity with jurisdiction under Texas Water Code, §16.236, as implemented by Chapter 301 of this title (relating to Levee Improvement Districts, District Plans of Reclamation, and Levees and Other Improvements);

      (ii) a floodplain development permit from the city, county, or other agency with jurisdiction over the proposed improvements;

      (iii) a Conditional Letter of Map Amendment from FEMA; and

      (iv) a Corps of Engineers Section 404 Specification of Disposal Sites for Dredged or Fill Material permit for construction of all necessary improvements.

(d) Waste management unit design.

  (1) Storage and transfer units. The owner or operator shall:

    (A) describe how the solid waste management facility will be designed for the rapid processing and minimum detention of solid waste at the facility. The owner or operator shall specify that all solid waste capable of creating public health hazards or nuisances be stored indoors only and processed or transferred promptly and shall not be allowed to result in nuisances or public health hazards. If the facility is in continuous operation, such as for resource or energy recovery, the owner or operator shall provide design features for wastes storage units that will prevent the creation of nuisances or public health hazards due to odors, fly breeding, or harborage of other vectors;

    (B) design the units to control and contain spills and contaminated water from leaving the facility. The design shall be sufficient to control and contain a worst-case spill or release from the unit. Unenclosed containment areas shall also account for precipitation from a 25-year, 24-hour rainfall event; and

    (C) specify the maximum allowable period of time that unprocessed and processed wastes are to remain on site.

  (2) Incineration units. The owner or operator shall provide waste feed rates, an estimate of the amount and planned method for testing and final disposal of incinerator ash, an estimate of the volume of quench or process water, and the planned method of treatment and disposal of such water.

  (3) Surface impoundments. The owner or operator shall provide:

    (A) design specifications for surface impoundments, including a plan view and cross-section of the impoundment;

    (B) the minimum freeboard to be maintained and the basis of the design to prevent overtopping resulting from normal or abnormal operations; overfilling; wind and wave action; rainfall; run-on (if allowed); malfunctions of level controllers, alarms, and other equipment; and human error. The owner or operator shall show that adequate freeboard will be available to prevent overtopping from a 25-year, 24-hour rainfall event; and/or

    (C) in accordance with §330.339 of this title (relating to Liner Quality Control Plan), a liner quality control plan prepared in accordance with Subchapter H of this chapter (relating to Liner System Design and Operation).

  (4) Landfill units. The owner or operator shall specify:

    (A) provisions for all-weather operation, e.g., all-weather road, wet-weather pit, alternative disposal facility, etc., and provisions for all-weather access from publicly owned routes to the disposal facility and from the entrance of the facility to unloading areas used during wet weather. Interior access road locations and the type of surfacing shall be indicated on a facility plan. The roads within the facility shall be designed so as to minimize the tracking of mud onto the public access road;

    (B) the landfill method proposed, e.g., moving-face cell or trench, area fill, or combination;

    (C) elevation of deepest excavation, maximum elevation of waste, maximum elevation of final cover;

    (D) a calculation of the estimated rate of solid waste deposition and operating life of the landfill unit. As a general rule, 10,000 people with a per capita collection rate of five pounds per day, dispose of 10 - 15 acre-feet of solid waste in one year;

    (E) landfill unit cross-sections consisting of plan profiles across the facility clearly showing the top of the levee, top of the proposed fill (top of the final cover), maximum elevation of proposed fill, top of the wastes, existing ground, bottom of the excavations, side slopes of trenches and fill areas, gas vents or wells, and groundwater monitoring wells, plus the initial and static levels of any water encountered. The owner or operator shall provide a sufficient number of cross-sections, both latitudinally and longitudinally, so as to accurately depict the existing and proposed depths of all fill areas within the site. The plan portion shall be shown on an inset key map. The fill cross-sections shall go through or very near the soil borings in order that the boring logs obtained from the soils report can also be shown on the profile;

    (F) construction and design details of compacted perimeter or toe berms that are proposed in conjunction with aboveground (aerial-fill) waste disposal areas shall be included in the fill cross-sections; and

    (G) a liner quality control plan prepared in accordance with Subchapter H of this chapter.

  (5) Arid exemption landfill application information. Owners or operators of new, existing, and lateral expansions of small MSW landfill facilities that meet the criteria in §330.5(b) of this title (relating to Classification of Municipal Solid Waste Facilities) shall submit a certification of eligibility to the executive director and place a copy of the certification in the operating record. The certification shall be signed by a principal executive officer, a ranking elected official, or an independent professional engineer licensed to practice in the State of Texas. The certification must contain the following information:

    (A) a statement certifying that the small MSW landfill facility meets all requirements contained in §330.5(b) of this title for exemptions from Subchapter H of this chapter (relating to Liner System Design and Operation) and Subchapter J of this chapter (relating to Groundwater Monitoring and Corrective Action);

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