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26.04.07.00.htm 26.04.07.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 04 REGULATION OF WATER SUPPLY, SEWAGE DISPOSAL, AND SOLID WASTE Chapter 07 Solid Waste Management Authority: Environment Article, §9-204, 9-252, and 9-314, Annotated Code of Maryland
26.04.07.01.htm 26.04.07.01. 01 Scope.. Except as otherwise specifically provided, these regulations apply to all persons engaged in the construction and operation of all solid waste acceptance facilities.
26.04.07.02.htm 26.04.07.02. 02 Definitions.. A. The following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Agricultural waste" means domestic animal manure or residuals in liquid or solid form generated in the production of poultry, livestock, fur-bearing animals, and their products. The term "agricultural waste"a) Includes residuals generated in the production and harvesting but not subsequent processing of all agricultural horticultural, silvicultural, or aquacultural commodities;
26.04.07.03.htm 26.04.07.03. 03 General Restrictions and Specifically Prohibited Acts.. A. General Restrictions. The Department, in exercising its authority under these regulations with respect to the granting or renewal of permits or reviewing operations of a facility, shall consider all material required to be submitted under these regulations to evaluate whether any of the following factors is likely to occur or has occurred. A person may not engage in solid waste handling in a manner which will likely:
26.04.07.04.htm 26.04.07.04. 04 Sanitary Landfills ― General.. A. Permits Required. Unless excepted under the provisions of §C, a person may not construct or operate a sanitary landfill, or materially alter or extend one, without obtaining a permit from the Approving Authority before any work, including site preparation, is begun. This requirement applies to all the following types of sanitary landfills:1) Municipal landfills, Regulations .05―10 of this chapter;.
26.04.07.05.htm 26.04.07.05. 05 Sanitary Landfills ― Municipal Landfills ― General.. A. Sanitary landfills that are municipal landfills as defined in Regulation .02B(20) of this chapter, are required to satisfy the informational, design, and other requirements of this regulation.B. Application. Written request for permits under the provisions of Regulation .04 shall be submitted to the Approving Authority using the application forms provided by the Approving Authority. The request shall briefly descr
26.04.07.06.htm 26.04.07.06. 06 Sanitary Landfills ― Municipal Landfills ― Phase I Report.. A. Phase I Report Required. Twelve copies of a preliminary (Phase I) report shall be prepared and submitted along with the request for a permit.B. Contents of Phase I Report. At a minimum, the Phase I report shall include a:. 1) Completed and signed application form referenced in Regulation .05B of this chapter;. 2) Current U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute quadrangle map with the proposed site outlined;. 3) Current topographic ma
26.04.07.07.htm 26.04.07.07. 07 Sanitary Landfills ― Municipal Landfills ― Phase II Report.. A. Phase II Report ― Site Geology. The applicant shall prepare and submit to the Approving Authority ten copies of a geologic report, known as the Phase II report, describing the soils, geology, meteorology, and hydrology of the proposed site.B. The report shall be developed and signed by a geologist or geotechnical engineer. The geologist shall possess at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or uni
26.04.07.08.htm 26.04.07.08. 08 Sanitary Landfills ― Municipal Landfills ― Phase III Report.. A. Ten complete sets of plans and engineering reports, known as the Phase III report, covering the proposed project, prepared, signed, and bearing the seal of a registered professional engineer shall be submitted to the Approving Authority.B. These plans and specifications shall include the following information in sufficient detail to permit a comprehensive review of the project:1) A map which designates
26.04.07.09.htm 26.04.07.09. 09 Sanitary Landfills ― Municipal Landfills ― Other Requirements For Permits.. A. Public Hearing. Before issuing a refuse disposal permit for a municipal landfill, the Department shall hold a public hearing on the permit application, as required by Environment Article, §9-209, Annotated Code of Maryland. At the time of the public hearing the applicant shall establish that the applicant has met all the provisions of Environment Article, §9-204, 9-209, 9-210, and 9-211, Annota
26.04.07.10.htm 26.04.07.10. 10 Sanitary Landfills ― Municipal Landfills ― Minimum Operating Procedures.. A. Unloading. Solid waste unloading shall be restricted to the working face of the landfill in a manner that waste may be easily incorporated into the municipal landfill with the available equipment, except when containers or other special facilities are provided for the unloading of solid waste from passenger vehicles.B. Spreading and Compaction. Solid waste shall be spread in uniform layers
26.04.07.11.htm 26.04.07.11. 11 Sanitary Landfills ― Land Clearing Debris Landfills ― General.. A. General. Sanitary landfills restricted to acceptance of land clearing debris as specified in this regulation are not required to satisfy the informational requirements and design specifications as specified in Regulations .05―10. Instead, these facilities are required to satisfy the design and operational requirements of this regulation. Unless excluded under Regulation .04C, these landfills ar
26.04.07.12.htm 26.04.07.12. 12 Sanitary Landfills ― Land Clearing Debris Landfills ― Permit Requirements.. A. Permit Application Requirements. To obtain a permit to construct or operate a land clearing debris landfill, an applicant shall submit eight copies of the following information:1) A completed and signed application on a form provided by the Department.. 2) A U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute quadrangle map with the proposed site outlined.. 3) A topographic map which is an accurate depiction of the site at the time
26.04.07.13.htm 26.04.07.13. 13 Sanitary Landfills ― Rubble Landfills ― General.. A. General. Sanitary landfills which accept only rubble (rubble landfills) are required to satisfy the design and operational requirements of Regulation .18. of this chapter, Unless excluded under Regulation .04C, of this chapter, these landfills are subject to the permit requirements of Regulations .14―17 of this chapter.B. Acceptable Wastes. The following types of waste may be accepted at rubble landfills unless specif
26.04.07.14.htm 26.04.07.14. 14 Sanitary Landfills ― Rubble Landfills ― Phase I.. A. Permit Application. To obtain a permit required under Regulation .04 of this chapter to construct or operate a rubble landfill, an applicant shall submit 12 copies of a Phase I report which contains the informational requirements specified in Regulation .06B(1)9) of this chapter.B. Phase I Site Inspection.. 1) Following receipt of the specified number of copies of the required information, the Department s
26.04.07.15.htm 26.04.07.15. 15 Sanitary Landfills ― Rubble Landfills ― Phase II.. A. Phase II Report―Site Geology. The applicant shall prepare and submit to the Approving Authority ten copies of a Phase II report describing the soils, geology, and hydrology of the proposed site. This report shall be developed and signed by a geologist who possesses at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the field of geology or a related field of earth science. The Phase II report shall
26.04.07.16.htm 26.04.07.16. 16 Sanitary Landfills ― Rubble Landfills ― Phase III.. A. Phase III―Engineering Plans and Specifications. Ten complete sets of plans and engineering reports covering the proposed project, prepared, signed, and bearing the seal of a registered professional engineer shall be submitted to the Approving Authority. These plans and specifications shall include the following information in sufficient detail to permit a comprehensive review of the project:1) A map which designates
26.04.07.17.htm 26.04.07.17. 17 Sanitary Landfills ― Rubble Landfills ― Other Requirements.. A. Public Hearing―Before issuing a permit for a sanitary landfill to accept rubble, a public hearing shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Regulation .09A of this chapter.B. Before the Department issues a permit for a sanitary landfill to accept rubble, the applicant shall satisfy the provisions of Regulation .09B and C of this chapter and the requirements of Environment Article, §9-210, Annot
26.04.07.18.htm 26.04.07.18. 18 Sanitary Landfills ― Rubble Landfills ― Minimum Operating Procedures.. A. The provisions of §B―U of this regulation are established as minimum operating procedures for sanitary landfills which accept only rubble, unless otherwise specified.B. Protection of Liner and Leachate Collection System. A minimum of 4 feet of select waste containing no long pipes, boards, or other materials that could damage the liner or leachate collection system shall be placed over th
26.04.07.19.htm 26.04.07.19. 19 Sanitary Landfills ― Industrial Waste Landfills ― General.. A. General. Sanitary landfills which accept only nonhazardous industrial waste (industrial waste landfills) are required to satisfy the siting, design, and operational requirements of this regulation. Unless excluded under Regulation .04C of this chapter, these landfills are subject to the permit requirements of Regulation .20 of this chapter.B. Acceptable Wastes. Industrial waste landfills are limited to accepting n
26.04.07.20.htm 26.04.07.20. 20 Sanitary Landfills ― Industrial Landfills ― Permit Requirements.. A. Permit Application Requirements. When required to obtain a permit to construct or operate an industrial waste landfill, an applicant shall submit five copies of the following information:1) A completed and signed application on a form provided by the Department.. 2) A comprehensive physical and chemical description of the waste materials to be disposed of in the landfill.3) A description, includi
26.04.07.21.htm 26.04.07.21. 21 Sanitary Landfill ― Closure.. A. General. A landfill whose design capacity has been exhausted or which has been ordered by the Department to cease accepting wastes and to initiate closure activities after the effective date of this regulation shall close the landfill in accordance with the provisions of this regulation.B. Closure Cap. The closure cap shall be designed to minimize infiltration into the landfill and shall be developed through an engineering analysis of
26.04.07.22.htm 26.04.07.22. 22 Sanitary Landfills ― Post-Closure Monitoring and Maintenance.. A. Landfills in Maryland shall be subject to post-closure monitoring and maintenance by the permittee as specified in this regulation, for a period of time not less than 5 years after the complete installation of the landfill cap. This time period may be extended by the Department if significant maintenance situations occur at the landfill during the 5-year period after closure.B. Inspections. The close
26.04.07.23.htm 26.04.07.23. 23 Processing Facilities.. A. Permits.. 1) Permits Required. Unless excepted under the provisions of §A(2) of this regulation, a person may neither construct or operate a processing facility, nor materially alter or extend one, without obtaining a permit from the Approving Authority before any work, including site preparation, is begun.2) Exceptions. Permits issued under this regulation are not required for processing facilities constructed and operated for p
26.04.07.24.htm 26.04.07.24. 24 Transfer Stations.. A. Permits Required. A person may neither construct nor operate a transfer station for public use, nor materially alter or extend one, without obtaining a permit from the Approving Authority before any work, including site preparation, is begun.B. Application for Permit.. 1) Requirement for Application. An application for a permit under the provisions of §A shall be submitted to the Approving Authority. The application shall consist of a letter
26.04.07.25.htm 26.04.07.25. 25 Incinerators.. A. Permits.. 1) Permits Required. Unless excepted under the provisions of §A(2) of this regulation, a person may neither construct or operate an incinerator for burning solid waste, nor materially alter or extend one, without obtaining a permit from the Approving Authority before any work, including site preparation, is begun.2) Exceptions. Permits issued under this regulation are not required for the following:. a) Incinerators located at places such as schools,
26.04.07.26.htm 26.04.07.26. 26 Variances.. A. An owner, operator, or person proposing to construct or currently operating a solid waste acceptance facility may apply to the Approving Authority for a variance from one or more of the provisions of these regulations. Variance may be sought for design or operation and maintenance requirements, or both. The Approving Authority shall grant a variance when the design or method of operation proposed in the variance application has been shown by t
26.04.07.27.htm 26.04.07.27. 27 Enforcement Provisions.. A. Suspension or Revocation of Permits.. 1) Permits may be revoked or temporarily suspended by the Approving Authority for failure of the holder to comply with:a) The requirements of these regulations;. b) The requirements of the permit; or. c) A corrective order issued by the Approving Authority.. 2) After written notification of the violation by the Approving Authority which provides the permittee an opportunity for a hearing, and if no immedia
26.04.07.9999.htm 26.04.07.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 25, 1980 (7:15 Md. R. 1423). Regulation .04B amended effective June 21, 1982 (9:12 Md. R. 1224). Chapter, Installation and Operation of Systems of Refuse Disposal for Public Use, repealed effective March 7, 1988 (15:5 Md. R. 618) ―Regulations .01―27, Solid Waste Management, adopted effective March 7, 1988 (15:5 Md. R. 618). COMAR 10.17.11 recodified to COMAR 26.04.07. Regulation .02B amended effective September 22, 19
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