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CHAPTER 1200-01-07

(Rule 1200-01-07-.01, continued)

“Commissioner” means the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation or his authorized representative.

“Compost” means solid waste which has undergone biological decomposition of organic matter, and has been disinfected using composting or similar technologies, and has been stabilized to a degree which is potentially beneficial to plant growth and which is suitable for use as a soil amendment, artificial top soil, growing medium amendment or other similar uses.

“Compost disinfection” means the selective destruction of pathogens indicated by a reduction in indicator organisms to less than or equal to 1000 fecal coliform most probable number per gram of volatile suspended solid where the organic solid waste was maintained at or above 55o C (= 131o F) for three consecutive days in a mechanical composter or in an aerated, insulated static pile, or for 15 cumulative days in an aerated windrow with at least one turning or a nonaerated windrow with at least four turnings of the windrow.

“Compostable material” means solid organic waste that may be decomposed under controlled conditions by micro-organisms under aerobic or anaerobic conditions which result in a stable humus-like material free of pathogenic organisms (e.g., food wastes, yard wastes, and low moisture content wastewater sludge).

“Composting” means the process by which biological decomposition of organic solid waste is carried out under controlled aerobic conditions, and which stabilizes the organic fraction into a material which can easily and safely be stored, handled and used in an environmentally acceptable manner. The presence of anaerobic zones within the composting material will not cause the process to be classified as other than composting.

“Composting facility” means a solid waste management facility where solid waste is

processed using composting technology.

Processing may include



windrowing, aeration or other mechanical handling of organic matter.

“Construction/demolition wastes” means wastes, other than special wastes, resulting from construction, remodeling, repair and demolition of structures and from road building. Such wastes include but are not limited to bricks, concrete and other masonry materials, soil, rock and lumber, road spoils, rebar, paving material.

“Convenience center” means any area which is staffed and fenced that has waste receptacles on site that are open to the public, when an attendant is present, to receive domestic waste, municipal solid waste and recyclable materials.

“Curing area” means an area where organic material that has undergone the rapid initial stage of composting is further stabilized into a humus-like material.

“Department” means the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

“Destruction or adverse modification” means a direct or indirect alteration of critical habitat which appreciably diminishes the likelihood of the survival and recovery of threatened or endangered species using that habitat.

“Displacement” means the relative movement of any two sides of a fault measured in any direction.

“Disposal facility” means a facility or part of a facility at which solid waste disposal occurs.

“Division” means the Division of Solid Waste Management of the Department.

May, 2010 (Revised)


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