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1 . Certification of Compliance By Evita Lagard Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

2 SOLID WASTE REGULATIONS Promulgated on November 20, 2011 Citation: LAC 33:VII.525 Minor permit modification to current permits Due annually on October 1 of each year for the preceding July 1 to June 30 First submittal is due on October 1, 2013 Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

3 FACILITIES REQUIRED TO SUBMIT All permitted solid waste facilities: Landfills (Type I, II, III) Landfarms Surface Impoundments Incinerators Separation Facilities Resource Recovery Processing Transfer Stations Compost Facilities Air Curtain Destructors Shredder/Compactor Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

4 WHO IS NOT REQUIRED TO SUBMIT? Solid waste generators Waste tire processors Beneficial use facilities (Ch. 11) Non-processing transfer stations Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

5 CHANGES TO REPORTING REQUIREMENTS Facilities that submit the Certification of Compliance are no longer required to submit the following solid waste annual reports: -Generator -Disposer -Processor -Separation & composting Due date changes from August 1 to October 1 Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

6 REPORTING REQUIREMENTS Facilities that do not submit the Certification of Compliance are still required to submit solid waste annual reports: -Generator -Beneficial use (Ch. 11) -Non-processing transfer stations Due date is still August 1 Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

7 TWO FORMS Operating facilities which includes the Part I & II Certification of Compliance Facilities in post-closure (LDEQ has approved closure) Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

8 SUBMITTALS Each permit must be completed on a separate form - P-0000 for landfill and surface impoundment, complete one form - P-0000 for landfill and P-1111 for surface impoundment, complete two forms Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

9 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE-PAGE 1 Instructions -Reporting Period: July 1 – June 30 - Mail 2 copies to LDEQ: Enforcement & Financial Services Facility information Certification of responsible officia l Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

10 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE-PAGE 2 Type of Operation -Type I, Type I-A, Type II, Type II-A, Type III -Landfill, landfarm, surface impoundment processing transfer station, incinerator - Check all units covered by the permit Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

11 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE-PAGE 2 Provide calculations, including conversion factors -State device or describe method used to determine quantities of waste (scale, recordkeeping) Same requirement from annual solid waste reports Attach as Attachment 1 Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

12 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE-PAGE 2 Deviations from Permit Conditions Identify each Provide steps taken to return to permit conditions Provide steps taken to insure deviations of similar type are prevented in the future Examples: change in operating hours, not having required number of certified solid waste workers, not performing groundwater monitoring according to permit schedule Attach as Attachment 2 Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

13 DEVIATION ≠ VIOLATION

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15 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE-PAGE 2 Type and Quantities of Waste - Waste generated (Attachment 3) If more than one permit, only complete generator information once - Waste processed (Attachment 4) - Waste disposed (Attachment 5) Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

16 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE-PAGE 3 Capacity for Disposal Units Only - permitted (cubic yards & wt-wet tons) - remaining (cubic yards & wt-wet tons) - remaining capacity (months & years) - capacity used during reporting period Provide for each unit covered by the permit Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

17 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE-PAGE 3 Off-Site Reuse and/or Recycling - Provide type & quantity sent off-site for reuse or recycling (Attachment 4) - Provide end use Replaced the separation & composting annual report Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

18 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE-PAGE 3 Incinerator, shredders, balers, compactors & transfer stations - Provide types and quantities of waste transported for disposal Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

19 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE-PAGE 4 Solid Waste Worker Certification - Provide number of certified operators for each unit covered by the permit Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

20 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE-PAGE 4 Fees - Have all fees due to LDEQ been paid? - Applies to all media, not just solid waste fees - Any invoice in dispute? Explain & attach as Attachment 6 Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

21 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE-PAGE 4 Annual Certifications Required - Provide a list of certifications - Proof certification completed - Attach as Attachment 7 Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

22 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE-PAGE 4 Landfill Requirements - Permitted elevation - Current elevation, method to calculate & date of measurement (Attachment 8) - Last date landfill elevation certified by professional land surveyor or registered professional engineer in the state of Louisiana (required at least every 5 years) Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

23 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE-PAGE 4 Landfill Requirements - Maximum area requiring final cover at any time during the active life of the landfill (required for financial assurance estimates) - Waste disposal area without cover in acres Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

24 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE-PAGE 5 Air Curtain Destructors - Provide location of the site used - Provide quantity of waste processed at each site - Attach as Attachment 9 Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

25 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE-PAGE 5 Ultimate Off-Site Disposal Site - Facility name - Facility agency interest number - City and state Applies to permitted disposal facilities that send unacceptable waste off-site Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

26 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE-PAGE 5 Financial Assurance - Updated cost estimates - Updated mechanisms - Local government financial test & local government guarantee have additional questions on updating information and recordkeeping Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

27 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE-PAGE 6 Part II Certification of Compliance, Item 15 - Facilities with TEMPO permits or modifications complete Item 15.B - If TEMPO permit requires specific conditions, address each one - Attach as attachment 13 Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

28 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE-PAGE 6 Part II Certification of Compliance, Item 15 - Facilities without TEMPO permits or modifications complete Item 15.C & D - Have all required reports been submitted as required? - Have all monitoring requirements been met? - If “no” is the answer to either question, must provide an explanation and attach as Attachment 13 Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

29 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE-PAGE 7-16 Attachments Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

30 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE-Post-Closure Same as form for operating facilities: - Reporting period, mailing instructions, certification of responsible official - Type of operation - Financial assurance - Fees Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

31 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE-Post-Closure Different from form for operating facilities: - Final cover information - Leachate - Gas collection/treatment - Groundwater monitoring Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

32 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE-Post-Closure Final cover information - Significant erosion? - Depressed areas holding water? - Cover well vegetated? - Has final cover been maintained? - Has LDEQ been notified of any problems or corrective action taken? - Have annual reports on integrity of the cap been submitted to LDEQ? Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

33 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE-Post-Closure Leachate - Has leachate collection and removal system been maintained? - Any leachate outbreaks? - Are pumps adequate & maintained? Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

34 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE-Post-Closure Gas collection/treatment - Gas collection/treatment or removal system maintained & operated? - Gas monitoring system maintained & operated? - Has the methane concentration exceed the lower explosive limit? - Is an air permit required? Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

35 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE-Post-Closure Groundwater monitoring - Has a groundwater monitoring system been maintained. - Provide date of last groundwater monitoring report submitted to LDEQ - Site in assessment or corrective action? - Have any statistically significant increases been detected? Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

36 LDEQ Web Site Home page: Divisions Waste Permits Solid Waste Permits Annual Report Forms Certification of Compliance (Due October 1) Certification of Compliance for Facilities in Postclosure (Due October 1) Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

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38 Key Points: - Required for all permitted facilities, except waste tire processors - Certification of Compliance replaces solid waste annual reports & due on October 1 - Generator only, beneficial use facilities or non-processing transfer stations continue submitting solid waste annual reports & due on August 1 - Deviation ≠ Violation Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

39 QUESTIONS Evita Lagard Environmental Scientist Senior Office of Environmental Services Waste Permits Division (225) Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality


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