Texas Administrative Code
|TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
|MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
|Seismic Impact Zones
For the purposes of this section, a seismic impact zone is defined as an area with a 10% or greater probability that the maximum horizontal acceleration in lithified earth material, expressed as a percentage of the earth's gravitational pull, will exceed 0.10g in 250 years. Maximum horizontal acceleration is defined as the maximum expected horizontal acceleration depicted on a seismic hazard map, with a 90% or greater probability that the acceleration will not be exceeded in 250 years, or the maximum expected horizontal acceleration based on a site-specific seismic risk assessment. Lithified earth material is defined as all rocks, including all naturally occurring and naturally formed aggregates or masses of minerals or small particles of older rock that formed by crystallization of magma or by induration of loose sediments. This term does not include man-made materials, such as fill, concrete, and asphalt, or unconsolidated earth materials, soil, or regolith lying at or near the earth surface. New municipal solid waste landfill units and lateral expansions shall not be located in seismic impact zones, unless the owner or operator demonstrates to the executive director that all containment structures, including liners, leachate collection systems, and surface water control systems, are designed to resist the maximum horizontal acceleration in lithified earth material for the site. The owner or operator shall submit the demonstration with a permit application or a permit amendment application. The demonstration must become part of the operating record once approved.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §330.557 adopted to be effective March 27, 2006, 31 TexReg 2502