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RULE §330.203Waste Acceptance and Analysis

(a) The owner or operator shall identify the sources and characteristics of wastes (e.g., residential, commercial, grease trap, grit trap, sludges, septage, special wastes, Class 1, Class 2, or Class 3 industrial solid wastes, compost feedstocks) proposed to be received for storage or processing. Municipal solid waste facilities may not receive regulated hazardous waste, unless authorized in accordance with Chapter 335 of this title (relating to Industrial Solid Waste and Municipal Hazardous Waste). If a waste constituent or characteristic could be a limiting parameter that may impact or influence the design and operation of the facility, the owner or operator shall specify parameter limitations of each type of waste to be managed by the facility that may include constituent concentrations and characteristics such as pH, fats, oil and grease concentrations, total suspended solids, chemical oxygen demand, biochemical oxygen demand, organic and metal constituent concentrations, water content, or other constituents.

(b) The owner or operator shall determine types and an estimate of the amount of each waste to be received daily; the maximum amount of waste to be stored at any one point in time; the maximum and average lengths of time that waste is to remain at the facility; the maximum and average waste processing times; and the intended destination of the solids and liquids generated by a facility. If applicable, a narrative must be included that describes how 10% of the incoming waste will be recovered and its intended use.

(c) For solid waste processing and experimental facilities, the following requirements apply.

  (1) The owner or operator shall establish the method of sampling and analysis for the effluent discharged to a trap, interceptor, or treatment facility permitted under Texas Water Code, Chapter 26. At a minimum, the method of sampling, the frequency of sampling, and the tests to be made shall be part of the sampling and analysis plan. All sampling and analysis shall be done according to approved United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) methods. Records shall be maintained for a three-year period.

  (2) At a minimum, analyses for wastes received shall be made for benzene, lead, and total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH). Grit trap wastes must be analyzed annually for biochemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids, benzene, TPH, and lead. Sludges that are disposed of at a municipal solid waste landfill must be analyzed annually for benzene, lead, and TPH. At a minimum, effluent from the facility must be analyzed annually for TPH, fats, oil and grease, and pH. Records of each analysis shall be maintained at the facility for a minimum of three years. All sampling and analysis shall be done according to EPA-approved methods.

Source Note: The provisions of this §330.203 adopted to be effective March 27, 2006, 31 TexReg 2502

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