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Ohio’s Solid Waste and C&DD Program Annual Meeting May 9, 2013 Ohio’s Composting ProgramBarry Chapman and Jen Hagar
Registrations Registrations Inspector will verify that siting criteria have been met – through a site visit Registration submitted to Ohio EPA-Central Office Scanned and sent to District Office inspector for review
Registrations 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
Registrations 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
Registrations New Registration Form Plan View Drawing Plan View Drawing Copies of letters of intent required by rule
Plan View Drawing Registrations
Plan View Drawing Registrations • Existing public water supply wells, developed springs, or private potable water supply wells. • State nature preserves, state wildlife areas, state scenic rivers, etc.
Siting Criteria 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
Siting Criteria 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
Siting Criteria 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
OAC 3745-560-101, 201, 301, 401 Criteria for approval
Criteria for Approval Registration application is complete Siting criteria has been met Plan view drawing contains necessary information Letter of intent sent to applicable parties
Criteria for Approval Criteria for Approval 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
OAC 3745-560-102, 202, 302, 402 Procedures for commencement
Commencing Operations Commencing Operations No materials shall be accepted until:
Facility Site Preparation Facility Site Preparation
New “300 square foot” Full Exclusion OAC 3745-560 does not apply when: Yard waste, agricultural waste, animal waste, food scraps, bulking agents, & additive 300 sq. ft. No nuisance & health hazards No surface water & ground water pollution 3745-560-01(E)(1)
New Cost Closure Estimate – Class II If cost estimate is $3,500 or less, no financial assurance required 3745-560-200(A)(2)
Methods of Composting Windrows New In-vessel Static Pile Other Methods by Approval Aerated static pile
Methods of Composting New 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
Methods of Composting Static Pile Composting New 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
Authorized Materials Management Distribute compost at a minimum rate of ¼ the amount of material from the previous calendar year New
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
NOVs • Sent out 211 NOVs on May 17th, 2013 • Class I: 0 • Class II: 6 • Class III: 9 • Class IV: 196 • 47 Missing Annual Report and Plan View Drawing • 149 Missing Only Plan View Drawing • 288 Class IVs submitted reports (51.7%)
Compost Issues for 2012 • Date reports were due switched from April 1st to February 1st • New plan view drawing rule for Class IV facilities • 25% Removal Rule
25% Removal Rule • 3745-560-(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.
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
Next Steps • Look to the Health Departments and District Offices • Follow up with each facility to check compliance • Planning Report
Infectious Waste • Stericycle Warren, OH: • Treated 10,998.57 tons • 6,592.84 in state • Stericycle Toledo, OH: • Treated 8,475.21 tons • 1,695.05 tons in state
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
Facility Annual Reports • Due April 1st • 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