MONTEREY BAY UNIFIED AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT


RULE 1001. SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL SITES

(Adopted 12-17-86, reaffirmed 1-21-87, revised 9-16-87, 12-16-87)
 
 
CONTENTS
 

PART 1.0. GENERAL

PART 2.0. DEFINITIONS

PART 3.0. REQUIREMENTS

PART 4.0. FEES

PART 5.0. EXEMPTIONS

PART 6.0. APPLICABILITY OF OTHER RULES



PART 1.0. GENERAL.

1.1. Purpose.

To comply with Health & Safety Code Section 41805.5, by determining the emission of specified air contaminants from solid waste disposal sites.

PART 2.0. DEFINITIONS.

2.1. SWAT

means solid waste assessment test.

2.2. Landfill gas

means any untreated, raw gas derived through a natural process from the decomposition of organic waste deposited in a solid waste disposal site or from the evolution of volatile species in the waste.

2.3. Perimeter

means the outer boundary of the entire solid waste disposal site property.

2.4. Solid waste disposal site

means a place, location, tract of land, area or premises in use, or which has been used, for the landfill disposal of solid waste, as defined in Section 66719 of the Government Code, or hazardous waste, as defined in Section 66714.8 of the Government Code, or both.

2.5. Specified air contaminants

means benzene, chloroethene, 1,2 dibromomethane, 1,2 dichloroethane, 1,1 dichloroethane, 1.1 dichloroethene, dichloromethane, tetrachloroethene, tetrachloromethane, 1,1,1 trichloroethane, trichloroethylene, trichloromethane, or any other substance deemed appropriate by the APCO.

2.6. Inactive solid waste disposal site

means a solid waste disposal site which has not received any solid waste for disposal after January 1, 1984.

2.7.  Operator

means the person who operates or manages, or who has operated or managed, the solid waste disposal site.  If the operator of the solid waste disposal site no longer exists, or is unable, as determined by the District, to comply with the requirements of this section, "operator" means any person who owns or who has owned the solid waste disposal site.

PART 3.0. REQUIREMENTS.
The operator of a solid waste disposal site shall be required as follows:

3.1. By July 1, 1987 all active solid waste disposal site operators must submit to the District a solid waste assessment test report.  The report must contain:

3.1.1. An analysis and testing for specified air contaminants in the air adjacent to the solid waste disposal site.

3.1.2. A chemical characterization test to determine the composition of the gas streams within the solid waste disposal site and immediately above the solid waste disposal site.

3.1.3. Testing for any gas migration outside the solid waste disposal site perimeter.

3.2. By November 1, 1986, all inactive solid waste disposal site operators shall complete and submit to the APCO a screening questionnaire which is to be developed and published by the California Air Resources Board.

3.2.1. The APCO shall evaluate the submitted screening questionnaire in accordance with screening questionnaire guidelines published by the California Air Resources Board.  Based on the information supplied with the completed screening questionnaire, the APCO shall notify the site operator in writing, by January 1, 1987, of the information to be submitted in the SWAT report.

3.3. The SWAT Report for inactive landfills is to be submitted by January 1, 1988.

3.4. Should a SWAT report be deemed inadequate by the APCO, the APCO may require the report to be resubmitted.

3.5. As part of the report process, the APCO must review the report to determine its adequacy. To ensure that an adequate report is prepared, each operator shall submit a preliminary testing plan to the APCO. The plan should include the location of all monitoring wells, both on and off site, and an ambient air monitoring testing protocol.  The testing plan shall conform at a minimum to the Guidelines for Landfill Gas Testing published by the California Air Resources Board.  Once the plan is approved, actual testing and monitoring may begin.

3.6.  Any operator of a solid waste disposal site shall submit any information regarding its operation of such disposal site as requested by the APCO, regardless of whether the site is active or inactive at the time of the request.

PART 4.0. FEES.

4.1. Each operator of a solid waste disposal site shall be required to pay a SWAT evaluation fee subject to Rule 301, Schedule 7.

PART 5.0. EXEMPTIONS.

5.1. A solid waste disposal site may be exempt from all or any portion of the requirements of this rule if the operator can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the APCO that due to the size, nature and age of the refuse, projected landfill gas generation, or remoteness of the facility, there will be no adverse impact on air quality.  Such an exemption shall be reviewed annually by the APCO, to consider the development of the operations and gaseous emissions, and the impact of such development on the public.  Depending on the results of the review, the APCO may extend or terminate the exemption.

5.2. To qualify for an exemption all of the following criteria will be considered:

  1. Only inert and non-decomposable solids have been accepted at the site.
  2. The site is located no less than one mile or within a distance as to significantly impact any schools, hospitals, residences, or other sensitive areas.
  3. No odor problems have been or are projected to be associated with the site.
  4. Landfill gas generation has ceased.

PART 6.0. APPLICABILITY OF OTHER RULES.

6.1. Compliance with the provisions of this rule does not exempt a person from complying with the requirements of Rule 1000 (Permit Guidelines and Requirements for Toxic Air Contaminants), Rule 207 (Review of New or Modified Sources) or Health & Safety Code Section 41700.

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