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1 Ohio’s Solid Waste and C&DD Program Annual Meeting May 9, 2013 Ohio’s Composting Program Barry Chapman and Jen Hagar

2 Registrations Registration submitted to Ohio EPA- Central Office Scanned and sent to District Office inspector for review Inspector will verify that siting criteria have been met – through a site visit

3 Registrations Registration will be issued and facility will be prepared Inspector will inspect site to verify rule requirements have been met Ohio EPA will issue written concurrence – No material may be accepted until written concurrence is received

4 Registrations If application is incomplete, applicant shall correct deficiencies and resubmit within 30 days New and changed criteria for approval Amending registration Amendment required for changes to application Change to material placement areas shall be included on revised plan view drawing

5 Copies of letters of intent required by rule Registration Form Plan View Drawing New Plan View Drawing

6 Scale of 1”=100’ Property lines of all land owned or leased for the composting facility The boundary lines of the composting facility Public roads, railroads, and structures Existing topography– streams, wetlands, lakes, springs, other surface waters of the state The North arrow

7 Registrations Location of materials placement areas Existing occupied structures Any leachate management structure Limits of the one hundred year floodplain National park, national recreation area, state park, etc.

8 Registrations State nature preserves, state wildlife areas, state scenic rivers, etc. Existing public water supply wells, developed springs, or private potable water supply wells.

9 Not on a national park or national recreation area Not on a state park or established state park purchase area 200 feet from surface waters of the state

10 Siting Criteria 500 feet from wetlands and other designated areas 300 feet from a public water supply well, developed spring, or private potable water well 300 feet from sinkhole or agricultural drainage well

11 Siting Criteria 250 feet from an occupied dwelling (500 feet-Class I) unless owned or leased by O/O 50 feet from private well controlled by facility owner Not in a 100 year flood plain

12 CRITERIA FOR APPROVAL OAC , 201, 301, 401

13 Registration application is complete Siting criteria has been met Plan view drawing contains necessary information Letter of intent sent to applicable parties

14 Criteria for Approval Letter of intent sent to applicable parties If applicable, Rule 13 authorization obtained The o/o is in substantial compliance at other solid waste disposal facilities owned or operated Criteria for Approval

15 PROCEDURES FOR COMMENCEMENT OAC , 202, 302, 402

16 Commencing Operations No materials shall be accepted until: Prepared facility shall be inspected by Ohio EPA and written concurrence received 90 day have passed since Ohio EPA received the application Deficiencies in application shall be addressed or permit to install/registration may be denied

17 Facility Site Preparation 1 – 6% slope Materials placement area constructed to allow operation in inclement weather Roads shall be constructed to allow passage of vehicles at all times Construction of leachate and surface water management structures Signs posted

18 HIGHLIGHTS OF 2012 RULE CHANGES

19 “300 square foot” Full Exclusion (E)(1) New Yard waste, agricultural waste, animal waste, food scraps, bulking agents, & additive OAC does not apply when: 300 sq. ft. No nuisance & health hazards No surface water & ground water pollution

20 Cost Closure Estimate – Class II New If cost estimate is $3,500 or less, no financial assurance required (A)(2)

21 Methods of Composting Windrows In-vessel Static Pile Other Methods by Approval New Aerated static pile

22 Methods of Composting Windrow Composting Construction, C/N ratio, moisture content, and turning frequency shall enable the controlled biological decomposition under primarily aerobic conditions. Constructed parallel to line of slope Turned at least four times per year New

23 Methods of Composting Static Pile Composting Construction, C/N ratio, moisture content, and turning frequency shall enable the controlled biological decomposition under primarily aerobic conditions Turn at least twice a year to reintroduce oxygen into the process New

24 Authorized Materials Management Distribute compost at a minimum rate of ¼ the amount of material from the previous calendar year New

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26 Composting Class I & II Facilities – 29 Registered Facilities Received 30 Annual Reports (includes closing facilities) Currently missing 3 Annual Reports Class III & IV Facilities – 372 Registered Facilities Received 340 Annual Reports (includes closing facilities) Currently missing 55 Annual Reports Class I & II Facilities – 29 Registered Facilities Received 30 Annual Reports (includes closing facilities) Currently missing 3 Annual Reports Class III & IV Facilities – 372 Registered Facilities Received 340 Annual Reports (includes closing facilities) Currently missing 55 Annual Reports

27 NOVs Sent out 211 NOVs on May 17 th, 2013 – Class I: 0 – Class II: 6 – Class III: 9 – Class IV: Missing Annual Report and Plan View Drawing 149 Missing Only Plan View Drawing – 288 Class IVs submitted reports (51.7%) Sent out 211 NOVs on May 17 th, 2013 – Class I: 0 – Class II: 6 – Class III: 9 – Class IV: Missing Annual Report and Plan View Drawing 149 Missing Only Plan View Drawing – 288 Class IVs submitted reports (51.7%)

28 Compost Issues for 2012 Date reports were due switched from April 1 st to February 1 st New plan view drawing rule for Class IV facilities 25% Removal Rule Date reports were due switched from April 1 st to February 1 st New plan view drawing rule for Class IV facilities 25% Removal Rule

29 (110, 210, 310 & 410) Operational requirements for class (I, II, III & IV) composting facilities. – (E) Authorized materials management. The owner or operator shall distribute compost product at a minimum rate of one fourth the amount of material received the previous calendar year (110, 210, 310 & 410) Operational requirements for class (I, II, III & IV) composting facilities. – (E) Authorized materials management. The owner or operator shall distribute compost product at a minimum rate of one fourth the amount of material received the previous calendar year.

30 25% Removal Rule 2012: Submitted Reports DO NOT meet 25% removal: – 16/30 Class I & II 13 : Uncertain if filled out form entirely Blanks could be zero or not filled out 3 : Correctly filled out forms – 163/342 Class III & IV 114 : Uncertain if filled out form entirely. 49 : Correctly filled out forms 2012: Submitted Reports DO NOT meet 25% removal: – 16/30 Class I & II 13 : Uncertain if filled out form entirely Blanks could be zero or not filled out 3 : Correctly filled out forms – 163/342 Class III & IV 114 : Uncertain if filled out form entirely. 49 : Correctly filled out forms

31 Next Steps Look to the Health Departments and District Offices – Follow up with each facility to check compliance Planning Report Look to the Health Departments and District Offices – Follow up with each facility to check compliance Planning Report

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33 Infectious Waste Stericycle Warren, OH: – Treated 10, tons 6, in state Stericycle Toledo, OH: – Treated 8, tons 1, tons in state Stericycle Warren, OH: – Treated 10, tons 6, in state Stericycle Toledo, OH: – Treated 8, tons 1, tons in state

34 Scrap Tire Facilities : 34 Licensed Facilities – Received: 34 Transporters : 95 Registered Transporters – Received: 88 NOVs being sent out Report being generated – Broken down by county and transporter Facilities : 34 Licensed Facilities – Received: 34 Transporters : 95 Registered Transporters – Received: 88 NOVs being sent out Report being generated – Broken down by county and transporter

35 Facility Annual Reports Due April 1 st Process of scanning, organizing and inputting into database Next step : attempt to collect reports from facilities that have not submitted – Attempt to contact facilities – Send NOVs Due April 1 st Process of scanning, organizing and inputting into database Next step : attempt to collect reports from facilities that have not submitted – Attempt to contact facilities – Send NOVs

36 Questions?


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