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26.04.06.00.htm 26.04.06.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 04 REGULATION OF WATER SUPPLY, SEWAGE DISPOSAL, AND SOLID WASTE Chapter 06 Sewage Sludge Management Authority: Environment Article, Title 1, Subtitle 6, and Title 9, Subtitle 2, Part III, Annotated Code of Maryland
26.04.06.01.htm 26.04.06.01. 01 Purpose and Scope.. A. The purpose of this chapter is to establish requirements and control measures for the utilization of sewage sludge.B. These regulations specifically apply to all persons engaged in the following utilization activities of sewage sludge, or any product containing this material, which is either generated or utilized in the State of Maryland:1) Treatment facility, Regulations .12―16 of this chapter;. 2) Composting facility, Regulations .17―21 of this chapter;.
26.04.06.02.htm 26.04.06.02. 02 Incorporation by Reference.. In this chapter, the following documents are incorporated by reference:. A. 40 CFR §503.32, as amended; and. B. 40 CFR §503.33, as amended..
26.04.06.03.htm 26.04.06.03. 03 Definitions.. A. The following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Aerobic digestion" means the biochemical decomposition of organic matter in sewage sludge by microorganisms in the presence of air.2) "Agricultural land" means as defined in COMAR 15.20.06.. 3) "Agronomic rate" means the sewage sludge application rate, in dry weight basis, based on the nitrogen or phosphorus requirement of the crop or vegetation to be grown, whichever is determined to be
26.04.06.04.htm 26.04.06.04. 04 Right of Entry.. The person applying for a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit shall agree, as a condition for the issuance of the permit or any other authorization or approval issued by the Department, to allow the Secretary of the Department of the Environment, the local health official, or their authorized representatives, at reasonable times and upon presentation of credentials, to:A. Enter upon the premises or a location where any records are required to
26.04.06.05.htm 26.04.06.05. 05 Constituent Limits for Sewage Sludge.. A. Specific Constituent Limitations for Sewage Sludge.. 1) The following constituent limitations apply to application of sewage sludge:. a) Bulk sewage sludge may not be applied to the land if the concentration of any constituent in the sewage sludge exceeds the ceiling concentration for the constituent in Table 1 of §B(1) of this regulation;b) Bulk sewage sludge may not be applied to agricultural or marginal land, forest, or a public conta
26.04.06.06.htm 26.04.06.06. 06 Sampling and Testing Requirements for a Sewage Sludge Generator.. A. Except for owners or operators of on-site sewage disposal systems as defined in COMAR 26.04.02.02B(27) each sewage sludge generator shall submit to the Department the results of laboratory analysis of representative composite sewage sludge samples from each wastewater treatment plant located in State and out-of-State in accordance with the following requirements:1) All sample analyses shall be performed by an in
26.04.06.07.htm 26.04.06.07. 07 Record-Keeping and Reporting Requirements for a Sewage Sludge Generator.. A. Except for owners or operators of on-site sewage disposal systems as defined in COMAR 26.04.02.02B(27) each sewage sludge generator shall submit to the Department a complete and accurate generator’s report on a form provided by the Department.B. A sewage sludge generator whose wastewater treatment plant is located out-of-State shall submit to the Department a generator's report for that por
26.04.06.08.htm 26.04.06.08. 08 Sewage Sludge Generator Fees.. A. Each sewage sludge generator shall pay the Department an annual sewage sludge generator fee for each wet ton of sewage sludge generated by the sewage sludge generator during the previous calendar year as reported on the Sewage Sludge Generator Report Form provided by the Department.B. The sewage sludge generator fee shall be determined based on:. 1) The amount of sewage sludge generated; and. 2) A per ton fee rate that may vary depending on t
26.04.06.09.htm 26.04.06.09. 09 Sewage Sludge Utilization Permits.. A. Except as provided under the provisions of §C of this regulation, a person may not engage in the following utilization activities of sewage sludge, or any product containing this material, without first obtaining a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit from the Department: treatment, composting, transportation, storage, distribution, application on agricultural land or marginal land, energy generation or incineration, marke
26.04.06.10.htm 26.04.06.10. 10 Performance Bonds, Liability Insurance, or Other Form of Security.. A. Except as provided under the provisions of §B of this regulation, a person applying for a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit shall file with the Department a performance bond on a form prescribed or approved by the Department, liability insurance, or other form of security. The performance bond, liability insurance, or other form of security shall be payable to the Department and the obligation o
26.04.06.11.htm 26.04.06.11. 11 Denial of Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application.. A. The Department shall deny an application for a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit if the Department finds that:1) The person applying for a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit cannot utilize sewage sludge without causing an undue risk to the environment or the public health, safety, or welfare as may be determined by the Department;2) The person applying for a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit is violating
26.04.06.12.htm 26.04.06.12. 12 Treatment Facility.. A. The Department may issue a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit to construct and operate a treatment facility to generate Class A or B sewage sludge and to market the Class A sewage sludge in Maryland if the person applying for a permit demonstrates that the following conditions and requirements will be met:1) The treatment process shall meet, at a minimum, the applicable requirements for Class A or B sewage sludge;2) For a facility constru
26.04.06.13.htm 26.04.06.13. 13 Treatment Facility ― Permit Application Requirements.. A. A person shall submit to the Department a separate Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application for each site where a sewage sludge treatment facility is to be located. A person shall submit to the Department six completed copies of the Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application on a form provided by the Department. A person shall also submit a performance bond, liability insurance, or other form of security required
26.04.06.14.htm 26.04.06.14. 14 Treatment Facility ― Public and Local Government Participation Requirements for a Permit Application.A. To provide a county or a municipal corporation, if appropriate, with an opportunity to consult with the Department about the decision to issue, deny, or place restrictions on a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit, the Department shall:1) Publish a notice of the receipt of the Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application in a local newspaper having a substant
26.04.06.15.htm 26.04.06.15. 15 Treatment Facility ― Record-Keeping and Reporting Requirements for a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit.A. The permittee shall generate a report containing the following information and maintain all documents used to generate the report for a period of 10 years:1) The source, type, and quantity, including documentation of sewage sludge received and treated at the treatment facility;2) The sewage sludge treatment methods;. 3) Process monitoring and operating information de
26.04.06.16.htm 26.04.06.16. 16 Treatment Facility ― Modifications of a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit.. A. The Department may modify a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit to include a new condition as may be required by a new law or regulation, to clarify permit conditions, or for other good cause.B. The Department may modify a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit upon request by the permittee if the following conditions are met:1) The permittee submits to the Department four completed copies of the Sew
26.04.06.17.htm 26.04.06.17. 17 Composting Facility.. A. The Department may not issue a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit to install, materially alter, or materially extend a sewage sludge composting facility until:1) The composting facility meets all zoning and local land use requirements of the county where the composting facility is to be located; and2) The Department has received a written statement that the board of county commissioners or the county council of the county where the composting fac
26.04.06.18.htm 26.04.06.18. 18 Composting Facility ― Permit Application Requirements.. A. A person shall submit to the Department a separate Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application for each site where a sewage sludge composting facility is to be installed, materially altered, or materially extended. A person shall submit to the Department seven completed copies of the Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application on a form provided by the Department. A person shall also submit a performance bond, liabil
26.04.06.19.htm 26.04.06.19. 19 Composting Facility ― Public and Local Government Participation Requirements for a Permit Application.A. To provide a county or a municipal corporation, if appropriate, with an opportunity to consult with the Department about the decision to issue, deny, or place restrictions on a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit, the Department shall:1) Publish a notice of the receipt of the Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application in a local newspaper having a substant
26.04.06.20.htm 26.04.06.20. 20 Composting Facility ― Record-Keeping and Reporting Requirements for a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit.A. The permittee shall generate a report containing the following information and maintain all documents used to generate the report for a period of 10 years:1) The source, type, and quantity, including documentation of sewage sludge received and composted at the composting facility;2) The types of sewage sludge composting methods;. 3) Process monitoring and
26.04.06.21.htm 26.04.06.21. 21 Composting Facility ― Modifications, Material Alteration, or Extension.. A. The Department may modify a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit to include a new condition as may be required by new law or regulation, to clarify permit conditions, or for other good cause.B. The Department may modify a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit or materially alter or extend a composting facility upon request by the permittee if the following conditions are met:1) The permittee submits
26.04.06.22.htm 26.04.06.22. 22 Transportation.. A. The Department may issue a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit to transport sewage sludge if the equipment to be used, the operation plan, and the destination of the sewage sludge meet the requirements established by the Department.B. Liquid sewage sludge may be pumped and transported by pipeline, truck, rail, or barge. Liquid sewage sludge shall be transported in closed watertight vessels or containers.C. Sewage sludge cake that is greater than 15 perc
26.04.06.23.htm 26.04.06.23. 23 Transportation ― Permit Application Requirements.. A. A person shall submit to the Department a separate Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application for each site where sewage sludge is to be transported. A person shall submit to the Department six completed copies of the Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application on a form provided by the Department. A person shall also submit a performance bond, liability insurance, or other form of security required under the provis
26.04.06.24.htm 26.04.06.24. 24 Transportation ― Public and Local Government Participation Requirements for a Permit Application.. A. To provide a county or a municipal corporation, if appropriate, with an opportunity to consult with the Department about the decision to issue, deny, or place restrictions on a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit, the Department shall mail a copy of the application to transport sewage sludge in Maryland to:1) The chairman of the legislative body and any elected executive of the co
26.04.06.25.htm 26.04.06.25. 25 Transportation ― Record-Keeping and Reporting Requirements for a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit.A. The permittee shall generate a report containing the following information and maintain all documents used to generate the report for a period of 10 years:1) The source, type, and quantity, including documentation of treated and untreated sewage sludge transported;2) The types of treatment the transported sewage sludge has received;.
26.04.06.26.htm 26.04.06.26. 26 Transportation ― Modifications of a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit.. A. The Department may modify a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit to include a new condition as may be required by a new law or regulation, to clarify permit conditions, or for other good cause.B. The Department may modify a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit upon request by the permittee if the following conditions are met:1) The permittee submits to the Department four completed copies of the Sew
26.04.06.27.htm 26.04.06.27. 27 Storage Facility.. A. The Department may not issue a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit to install, materially alter, or materially extend a sewage sludge storage facility until the storage facility meets all zoning and local land use requirements of the county where the storage facility is to be located.B. The Department may issue a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit to install, materially alter, or materially extend a sewage sludge storage facility if the person applying for a
26.04.06.28.htm 26.04.06.28. 28 Storage Facility ― Permit Application Requirements.. A. A person shall submit to the Department a separate Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application for each site where a sewage sludge storage facility is to be installed, materially altered, or materially extended. A person shall submit to the Department seven completed copies of the Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application for a new Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit, a modification to a Sewage Sludge Utilization Perm
26.04.06.29.htm 26.04.06.29. 29 Storage Facility ― Public and Local Government Participation.. A. To provide a county or a municipal corporation, if appropriate, with an opportunity to consult with the Department about the decision to issue, deny, or place restrictions on a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit, the Department shall mail a copy of a new, modification, or renewal Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application to install, materially alter, or materially extend a sewage sludge storage facility to:
26.04.06.30.htm 26.04.06.30. 30 Storage Facility ― Record-Keeping and Reporting Requirements for a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit.A. The permittee shall generate a report containing the following information and maintain all documents used to generate the report for a period of 10 years:1) The source, type, and quantity, including documentation of sewage sludge received and stored at the storage facility;2) The quantity, including documentation of sewage sludge transported from the storage facility;.
26.04.06.31.htm 26.04.06.31. 31 Storage Facility ― Modifications, Material Alterations or Extensions.. A. The Department may modify a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit to include a new condition as may be required by a new law or regulation, to clarify permit conditions, or for other good cause.B. The Department may modify a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit or materially alter or extend a storage facility upon request by the permittee if the following conditions are met:1) The permittee submits
26.04.06.32.htm 26.04.06.32. 32 Distribution Facility.. A. The Department may issue a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit to install, materially alter, or materially extend a sewage sludge distribution facility if the person applying for a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit demonstrates that the following conditions and requirements will be met:1) The sewage sludge has been classified by the Department as Class A sewage sludge;. 2) When distributed, a label shall accompany the distributed sewage sludge, which:.
26.04.06.33.htm 26.04.06.33. 33 Distribution Facility ― Permit Application Requirements.. A. A person shall submit to the Department a separate Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application for each site where a sewage sludge distribution facility is to be located. A person shall submit to the Department six completed copies of the Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application for a new Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit, a modification to a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit, or a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit r
26.04.06.34.htm 26.04.06.34. 34 Distribution Facility ― Public and Local Government Participation Requirements for a Permit Application.A. To provide a county or a municipal corporation, if appropriate, with an opportunity to consult with the Department about the decision to issue, deny, or place restrictions on a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit, the Department shall mail a copy of a new, modification, or renewal Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application to install, materially alter, or materially exte
26.04.06.35.htm 26.04.06.35. 35 Distribution Facility ― Record-Keeping and Reporting Requirements for a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit.A. The permittee shall generate a report containing the following information and maintain all documents used to generate the report for a period of 10 years:1) The source, type, and quantity, including documentation of sewage sludge received at and distributed from the distribution facility;2) The dates of transportation and distribution of Class A sewage sludge to
26.04.06.36.htm 26.04.06.36. 36 Distribution Facility ― Modifications, Material Alterations or Extensions.. A. The Department may modify a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit to include a new condition as may be required by a new law or regulation, to clarify permit conditions, or for other good cause.B. The Department may modify a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit or materially alter or extend a distribution facility upon request by the permittee if the following conditions are met:1) The permittee submits
26.04.06.37.htm 26.04.06.37. 37 Agricultural Land.. A. The Department may issue a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit to apply sewage sludge on agricultural land if the following requirements are met:1) The sewage sludge has been classified by the Department as Class B sewage sludge and meets the applicable vector attraction reduction requirements in 40 CFR §503.33;2) The concentration of each constituent in the sewage sludge is less than or equal to the ceiling concentration for the constituent listed in Table 1
26.04.06.38.htm 26.04.06.38. 38 Agricultural Land ― Permit Application Requirements.. A. A person shall submit to the Department a separate Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application for each site where sewage sludge is to be applied on agricultural land, subject to the following:1) Adjacent properties owned and operated by separate persons shall be considered as separate sites; and2) Nonadjacent parcels of land that are owned or operated by the same person, as evidenced by a farm plan or other documentat
26.04.06.39.htm 26.04.06.39. 39 Agricultural Land ― Public and Local Government Participation Requirements for a Permit Application.A. To provide a county or a municipal corporation, if appropriate, with an opportunity to consult with the Department about the decision to issue, deny, or place restrictions on a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit, the Department shall mail a copy of the application to apply sewage sludge on agricultural land to:1) The chairman of the legislative body and any el
26.04.06.40.htm 26.04.06.40. 40 Agricultural Land ― Record-Keeping and Reporting Requirements for a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit.A. The permittee shall generate a report containing the following information and maintain all documents used to generate the report for a period of 5 years:1) The source, type, and quantity, including documentation of sewage sludge received and applied on the agricultural land;2) The dates of land application of sewage sludge;.
26.04.06.41.htm 26.04.06.41. 41 Agricultural Land ― Modifications of a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit.. A. The Department may modify a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit to include a new condition as may be required by a new law or regulation, to clarify permit conditions, or for other good cause.B. The Department may modify a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit upon request by the permittee if the following conditions are met:1) The permittee submits to the Department four completed copies of the Sew
26.04.06.42.htm 26.04.06.42. 42 Marginal Land.. A. The Department may issue a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit to apply sewage sludge on a marginal land at rates up to 50 dry tons per acre if the following requirements are met:1) The sewage sludge has been classified by the Department as Class B sewage sludge and meets the applicable vector attraction reduction requirements in 40 CFR §503.33;2) The concentration of each constituent in the sewage sludge is less than or equal to the ceiling c
26.04.06.43.htm 26.04.06.43. 43 Marginal Land ― Permit Application Requirements.. A. A person shall submit to the Department a separate Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application for each site where sewage sludge is to be applied on a marginal land, subject to the following:1) Adjacent properties owned and operated by separate persons shall be considered as separate sites; and2) Nonadjacent parcels of land that are owned or operated by the same person, as evidenced by a farm plan or other documentat
26.04.06.44.htm 26.04.06.44. 44 Marginal Land ― Public and Local Government Participation Requirements for a Permit Application.. A. To provide a county or a municipal corporation, if appropriate, with an opportunity to consult with the Department about the decision to issue, deny, or place restrictions on a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit, the Department shall:1) Publish a notice of the receipt of the Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application in a local newspaper having a substantial circulation in the co
26.04.06.45.htm 26.04.06.45. 45 Marginal Land ― Record-Keeping and Reporting Requirements for a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit.. A. The permittee shall generate a report containing the following information and maintain all documents used to generate the report for a period of 5 years:1) The source, type, and quantity, including documentation of sewage sludge received and applied on the marginal land;2) The dates of land application of sewage sludge;.
26.04.06.46.htm 26.04.06.46. 46 Marginal Land ― Modifications of a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit.. A. The Department may modify a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit to include a new condition as may be required by a new law or regulation, to clarify permit conditions, or for other good cause.B. The Department may modify a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit upon request by the permittee if the following conditions are met:1) The permittee submits to the Department four completed copies of the Sew
26.04.06.47.htm 26.04.06.47. 47 Energy Generation or Incineration.. A. The Department may issue a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit to incinerate sewage sludge at a permitted waste- to- energy facility or an incinerator if:1) The Refuse Disposal Permit holder for the waste-to-energy facility or incinerator submits to the Department a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application for the energy generation or incineration at the permitted waste-to-energy facility or incinerator; and2) The person applying fo
26.04.06.48.htm 26.04.06.48. 48 Energy Generation or Incineration ― Permit Application Requirements.. A. A Refuse Disposal Permit holder seeking a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit to incinerate sewage sludge shall:1) Submit to the Department a separate Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application for each waste-to-energy facility or incinerator where sewage sludge is to be utilized;2) Submit to the Department six completed copies of the Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application on a form provided by th
26.04.06.49.htm 26.04.06.49. 49 Energy Generation or Incineration ― Public and Local Government Participation Requirements for a Permit Application.A. To provide a county or a municipal corporation, if appropriate, with an opportunity to consult with the Department about the decision to issue, deny, or place restrictions on a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit to incinerate sewage sludge at a waste-to-energy facility or an incinerator, the Department shall mail a copy of the application to:
26.04.06.50.htm 26.04.06.50. 50 Energy Generation or Incineration ― Record-Keeping and Reporting Requirements for a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit.A. The permittee shall generate a report containing the following information and maintain all documents used to generate the report for a period of 5 years:1) The source, type, and quantity, including documentation of sewage sludge received and utilized at the waste-to-energy facility or incinerator;
26.04.06.51.htm 26.04.06.51. 51 Energy Generation or Incineration ― Modifications of a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit.. A. The Department may modify a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit to include a new condition as may be required by a new law or regulation, to clarify permit conditions, or for other good cause.B. The Department may modify a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit upon request by the permittee if the following conditions are met:1) The permittee submits to the Department four co
26.04.06.52.htm 26.04.06.52. 52 Marketing.. A. The Department may issue a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit to market in Maryland sewage sludge generated out-of-State if:1) The sewage sludge has been classified by the Department as Class A sewage sludge;. 2) The sewage sludge to be marketed will not cause an undue risk to the environment or public health, safety, or welfare as may be determined by the Department;3) The sewage sludge does not contain free liquid, with the presence of free liquid determined by:.
26.04.06.53.htm 26.04.06.53. 53 Marketing ― Permit Application Requirements.. A. A person seeking to market, in Maryland, sewage sludge generated out-of-State shall:. 1) Submit to the Department six completed copies of the Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application on a form provided by the Department;2) Include, as part of the permit application required by §A(1) of this regulation, the information specified in §B of this regulation; and3) Submit to the Department a performance bond, li
26.04.06.54.htm 26.04.06.54. 54 Marketing ― Record-Keeping and Reporting Requirements for a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit.. A. The permittee shall generate a report containing the following information and shall maintain all documents used to generate the report for a period of 5 years:1) The source, type, and quantity, including documentation of Class A sewage sludge received and marketed;2) The type of treatment the marketed Class A sewage sludge has received;.
26.04.06.55.htm 26.04.06.55. 55 Marketing ― Modifications of a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit.. A. The Department may modify a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit to include a new condition as may be required by a new law or regulation, to clarify permit conditions, or for other good cause.B. The Department may modify a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit upon request by the permittee if the following conditions are met:1) The permittee submits to the Department four completed copies of the Sew
26.04.06.56.htm 26.04.06.56. 56 Research Project.. A. The Department may issue a Sewage Sludge Utilization permit to utilize sewage sludge as part of a research project.B. A research project may be designed to improve current sewage sludge utilization methods, develop new methods, determine the environmental or health effects of sewage sludge utilization, or any other sewage sludge related research project approved by the Department.C. A research project may include:. 1) The application of sew
26.04.06.57.htm 26.04.06.57. 57 Research Project ― Permit Application Requirements.. A. A person who intends to utilize sewage sludge as part of a research project as provided in Regulation .56 of this chapter shall:1) Submit to the Department a separate Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application for each site where a sewage sludge research project is to be located;2) Submit to the Department six completed copies of the Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application on a form provided by the Department;
26.04.06.58.htm 26.04.06.58. 58 Research Project ― Public and Local Government Participation Requirements for a Permit Application.A. To provide a county or a municipal corporation, if appropriate, with an opportunity to consult with the Department about the decision to issue, deny, or place restrictions on a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit, the Department shall mail a copy of the application for a research project to utilize sewage sludge to:1) The chairman of the legislative body and any el
26.04.06.59.htm 26.04.06.59. 59 Research Project ― Record-Keeping and Reporting Requirements for a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit.A. The permittee shall generate a report containing the following information and maintain all documents used to generate the report for a period of 5 years:1) The source, type, and quantity, including documentation of sewage sludge received and utilized;. 2) The results of the project;. 3) The quantity, including documentation and final utilization of unutilize
26.04.06.60.htm 26.04.06.60. 60 Research Project ― Modifications of a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit.. A. The Department may modify a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit to include a new condition as may be required by a new law or regulation, to clarify permit conditions, or for other good cause.B. The Department may modify a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit upon request by the permittee if the following conditions are met:1) The permittee submits to the Department four completed copies of the Sew
26.04.06.61.htm 26.04.06.61. 61 Innovative Project.. The Department may issue a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit for an innovative project to utilize sewage sludge in deep rows, brickmaking, resource recovery projects, as fuel, and in other projects, if the sewage sludge is utilized in a manner that will not cause an undue risk to the environment or public health, safety, or welfare as may be determined by the Department.
26.04.06.62.htm 26.04.06.62. 62 Innovative Project ― Permit Application Requirements.. A. A person who intends to use sewage sludge in an innovative project as described in Regulation .61 of this chapter shall:1) Submit to the Department a separate Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application for each site where a sewage sludge innovative project is to be located;2) Submit to the Department six completed copies of the Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application on a form provided by th3) Include, as part of th
26.04.06.63.htm 26.04.06.63. 63 Innovative Project ― Public and Local Government Participation Requirements for a Permit Application.A. To provide a county or a municipal corporation, if appropriate, with an opportunity to consult with the Department about the decision to issue, deny, or place restrictions on a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit, the Department shall mail a copy of the application for an innovative project to utilize sewage sludge to:1) The chairman of the legislative body and any el
26.04.06.64.htm 26.04.06.64. 64 Innovative Project ― Record-Keeping and Reporting Requirements for a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit.A. The permittee shall generate a report containing the following information and maintain all documents used to generate the report for a period of 5 years:1) The source, type, and quantity, including documentation of sewage sludge received and utilized;. 2) The results of the project;. 3) The quantity, including documentation and final utilization of unutilize
26.04.06.65.htm 26.04.06.65. 65 Innovative Project ― Modifications of a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit.. A. The Department may modify a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit to include a new condition as may be required by a new law or regulation, to clarify permit conditions, or for other good cause.B. The Department may modify a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit upon request by the permittee if the following conditions are met:1) The permittee submits to the Department four completed copies of the Sew
26.04.06.66.htm 26.04.06.66. 66 Disposal or Alternative Utilization at a Municipal Landfill.. A. The Department may issue a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit for the disposal or alternative utilization of sewage sludge at a municipal landfill if:1) The Refuse Disposal Permit holder for the municipal landfill submits to the Department a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application for the disposal or alternative utilization of sewage sludge at the permitted municipal landfill;2) The proposed sewage sl
26.04.06.67.htm 26.04.06.67. 67 Disposal or Alternative Utilization at a Municipal Landfill ― Permit Application Requirements.. A. A Refuse Disposal Permit holder who intends to dispose or alternatively utilize sewage sludge shall:1) Submit to the Department a separate Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application for each municipal landfill where sewage sludge is to be disposed or alternatively utilized;2) Submit to the Department six completed copies of the Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application
26.04.06.68.htm 26.04.06.68. 68 Disposal or Alternative Utilization at Municipal Landfill ― Public and Local Government Participation Requirements for a Permit Application.A. To provide a county or a municipal corporation, if appropriate, with an opportunity to consult with the Department about the decision to issue, deny, or place restrictions on a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit, the Department shall mail a copy of the application for disposal or alternative utilization of sewage sludge at
26.04.06.69.htm 26.04.06.69. 69 Disposal or Alternative Utilization at a Municipal Landfill ― Record-Keeping and Reporting Requirements for a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit.A. The permittee shall generate a report containing the following information and maintain all documents used to generate the report for a period of 5 years:1) The source, type, and quantity, including documentation of sewage sludge that has been received and disposed of or utilized at the municipal landfill;
26.04.06.70.htm 26.04.06.70. 70 Disposal or Alternative Utilization at Municipal Landfill ― Modifications of a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit.A. The Department may modify a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit to include a new condition as may be required by a new law or regulation, to clarify permit conditions, or for other good cause.B. The Department may modify a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit upon request by the permittee if the following conditions are met:1) The permittee submits to the Department four co
26.04.06.71.htm 26.04.06.71. 71 Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Term and Renewal.. A. As a requirement for maintaining a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit, the permittee shall:. 1) Comply with the applicable State laws and regulations and with the terms and conditions of the Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit;2) Maintain a performance bond, liability insurance, or other form of security as required in Regulation .10 of this chapter;3) Allow authorized State and local health officials to conduct inspections
26.04.06.72.htm 26.04.06.72. 72 Transfer of a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit or Ownership.. A. Thirty days before any change in control or ownership of the permitted property, site, or facility, the permittee shall:1) Provide the succeeding legal owners of the permitted property, site, or facility by certified mail, with a copy of:a) The “Owner’s Consent Form” signed by the current owners of the permitted property, site, or facility; and
26.04.06.73.htm 26.04.06.73. 73 Variance.. A. A person who utilizes or proposes to utilize sewage sludge may apply to the Department for a variance from one or more of the provisions of this chapter. Variances may be sought for the Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application requirements, or the design, construction, operation, monitoring, record-keeping, or reporting requirements of these regulations. The Department may grant a variance if the person demonstrates to the satisfaction of
26.04.06.74.htm 26.04.06.74. 74 Suspension, Revocation, or Modification by the Department.. A. After written notification and an opportunity to request a hearing by the Department, the Department may suspend, revoke, or modify a Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit if the Department finds that:1) False or inaccurate information was contained in:. a) The Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application;. b) The information and forms required as part of the Sewage Sludge Utilization Permit Application; or
26.04.06.75.htm 26.04.06.75. 75 Delegation of Inspection, Monitoring, or Enforcement.. A. A local health official or the local health official’s designee may seek delegation authority from the Department to inspect, monitor, or enforce the provisions of Sewage Sludge Utilization Permits issued for sewage sludge utilization activities in that local jurisdiction.B. The Department may delegate the inspection, monitoring, or enforcement authority to a local health official if the Department determines that the l
26.04.06.9999.htm 26.04.06.9999. Administrative History Effective date: August 4, 1976 (3:16 Md. R. 852). Regulations .01―06 amended effective August 3, 1981 (8:15 Md. R. 1307). Chapter, Uses and Methods of Collection, Handling, Burning, Storage, Transportation, Processing or Distribution of Sewage Sludge, Processed Sludge, orAny Other Product Containing These Materials, repealed effective November 3, 1986 (13:22 Md. R. 2399) ―
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