SOLID WASTE PROCESSING AND DISPOSAL
(Rule 1200-01-07-.01, continued)
“Taking” an endangered or threatened species means harassing, harming, pursuing, hunting, wounding, killing, trapping, capturing, or collecting or attempting to engage in such conduct.
“Thermophilic stage” means a biological stage in the composting process characterized by active bacteria which favor a high temperature range of 45o C to 75o C. It occurs early in a composting process before the mesophilic stage and is associated with a high rate of decomposition.
“Transfer station” means a combination of structures, machinery or devices at a place or facility which receives solid waste taken from public and/or private collection vehicles and which is placed in other transportation units for movement to another solid waste management facility.
“Underground drinking water source” means:
An aquifer supplying drinking water for human consumption, or
An aquifer in which the ground water contains less than 10,000 mg/1 total
“Underground injection” means the subsurface emplacement of fluids through a bored, drilled, or driven well; or through a dry well, where the depth of the well is greater than the largest surface dimension.
“Unstable area” means a location that is susceptible to natural or human-induced events or
forces capable of impairing responsible for preventing foundation conditions, areas
the integrity of some or all of the landfill structural components
releases from a landfill.
Unstable areas can include
“Uppermost aquifer” means the geologic formation nearest the natural ground surface that is an aquifer, as well as, lower aquifers that are hydraulically interconnected with the aquifer within the facility’s property boundary.
“Vector” means a carrier organism that is capable of transmitting a pathogen from one organism to another.
“Washout” means the carrying away of solid waste by waters of a flood.
“Waste management boundary” means a vertical surface located at the hydraulically downgradient limit of the solid waste landfill unit. This vertical surface extends down into the uppermost aquifer.
“Water table” means the surface of unconfined water at which pressure is atmospheric and is
defined by the levels at which water stands in wells that penetrate the water.
“Well” means a shaft or pit dug, bored, drilled, jetted or driven into the earth.
generally of a cylindrical form, and often walled with bricks or tubing to prevent the earth from caving in.
“Wet weather conveyances” means natural watercourses, including natural watercourses that have been modified by channelization, that flow only in direct response to precipitation in their immediate locality and whose channels are above the groundwater table and which do not support fish or aquatic life and are not suitable for drinking water supplies.
“Wetlands” means those areas that are inundated or saturated by surface water or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and under normal circumstances do
May, 2010 (Revised)