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SOLID WASTE PROCESSING AND DISPOSAL

CHAPTER 1200-01-07

1200-01-07-.11 REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPOST AND COMPOSTING FACILITIES.

(1) General

  • (a)

    Purpose - The purpose of this rule is to establish procedures, documentation, and other requirements which must be met in order for a person to operate a composting facility or offer for sale compost in Tennessee.

  • (b)

    Scope/Applicability

1.

The requirements of this rule apply as specified to operators of composting facilities in Tennessee. Except as specifically provided elsewhere in these rules, no facility may compost solid waste without a permit as provided in rule 1200-01- 07-.02(2). Composting facilities, subject to a full permit on the effective date of

this rule, must submit a part I

comply

with

this

rule.

The

effective

date

of

this

rule

and

and part II permit application to describe how it application must be filed within 180 days of implemented upon approval. The Division will

will the not

charge an application fee, nor require public notice which already have permit-by-rule for composting.

of

the

application

for

facilities

2.

Compost produced from the solid waste classification criteria outside the State of Tennessee, which is used or sold for use within the state, shall comply with rule

1200-01-07-.11(4) subparagraphs requirements; and (c) testing.

(a)

classification

criteria;

(b)

labeling

  • 3.

    Composting facilities that process domestic sludge as a feedstock shall also comply with all other applicable federal or state laws regarding sludge management.

  • 4.

    The following facilities or activities are not subject to the requirement to have a permit.

5.

  • (i)

    Backyard composting and the resulting compost;

  • (ii)

    Normal farming operations. For the purpose of this rule, composting of only landscaping/land clearing waste, hereafter referred to as landscaping waste, or manure by persons on their own property for their own use on that property as part of agronomic or horticultural operations will be considered normal farming operations;

A composting facility processing up to 10,000 cubic yards per year of only landscaping waste and manure may receive a permit pursuant to rule 1200-01- 07-.02(1)(c) Permits by Rule, for Solid Waste Processing.

(2)

  • 6.

    A composting facility processing only landscaping waste may receive a permit pursuant to rule 1200-01-07-.02(1)(c) Permits by Rule, for Solid Waste Processing.

  • 7.

    A processing facility composting sewage sludge that is one acre or less in size may apply for a permit by rule pursuant to rule 1200-01-07-.02(1)(c).

General Facility Standards - Unless specifically noted otherwise, the standards of this paragraph shall apply to all compost facilities subject to a permit as provided at rule 1200-01-07-.02(2).

May, 2010 (Revised)

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