Monitoring Your Landfill Chapter 08. Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection Division of Compliance Assistance 300 Fair Oaks Lane • Frankfort, KY 40601 Phone: 502.564.0323 • 800.926.8111 • Fax: 502.564.9720 Email: [email protected] • Website: dca.ky.gov.
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Explain the monitoring procedures associated with each type of landfill (with emphasis on groundwater and surface water monitoring).
Monitoring Plans Included in Permit Applications
Each facility MUST BE MONITORED in accordance with the applicable REGULATIONS, APPROVED PLANS and the PERMIT.
eight samples per well, before waste disposal begins
Residualor Special Waste Landfill applicants should do an industrial waste analyses for the chemical parameters based on a review of raw materials feed dataor an analyses of the chemicals from one of the following:
Detected chemical constituents could become the characterizationor assessment list while the top two or three concentrated metals or organicswith common indicators could make up the detectionor quarterly (or, semi-annual for special waste) monitoring.
All lab results must be submitted, within 60 days of the sampling eventor 15 days after receipt of the statistical analysis–whichever is sooner.
If laboratory delays are encountered, a letterrequesting an extension must be sent to the Solid Waste Branch, Permit Review Section
ALL landfills that are required to monitor groundwater and surfacewater must have samples collected using proper and permitted collection procedures.
The landfill manager must ensure proper collection techniques are followed so that the sample is NOT contaminated.
Each landfill facility is REQUIRED to
The owner’s qualified representativemust SUBMIT a CERTIFICATION REPORTensuring that the facility was constructed in accordance withapproved plans immediately upon completion.
401 KAR 47:190, Section 8
Reports are to be submitted on forms approved by the Division on the following schedule:
The owner or operator shall maintain records from all groundwater monitoring wells and associated groundwater surface elevations, for the active life of the facility, and for the post-closure care period as well.