| (1) The design capacity of the facility shall not be
exceeded during operation. The facility shall not accumulate solid
waste in quantities that cannot be processed within such time as will
preclude the creation of odors, insect breeding, or harborage of other
vectors. If such accumulations occur, additional solid waste shall
not be received until the adverse conditions are abated.
(2) If a significant work stoppage should occur at
a solid waste processing facility due to a mechanical breakdown or
other causes, the facility shall accordingly restrict the receiving
of solid waste. Under such circumstances, incoming solid waste shall
be diverted to an approved backup processing or disposal facility.
If the work stoppage is anticipated to last long enough to create
objectionable odors, insect breeding, or harborage of vectors, steps
shall be taken to remove the accumulated solid waste from the facility
to an approved backup processing or disposal facility.
(3) The owner or operator shall have alternative processing
or disposal procedures for the solid waste in the event that the facility
becomes inoperable for periods longer than 24 hours.
(1) The owner or operator shall provide potable water
and sanitary facilities for all employees and visitors.
(2) At processing facilities, all working surfaces
that come in contact with wastes shall be washed down on a weekly
basis at the completion of processing. Processing facilities that
operate on a continuous basis shall be swept daily and washed down
at least twice per week.
(3) Wash waters shall not be accumulated on site without
proper treatment to prevent the creation of odors or an attraction
(4) All wash waters shall be collected and disposed
of in an authorized manner.
(p) Ventilation and air pollution control. All facilities
and air pollution abatement devices must obtain authorization, under
Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), Chapter 382 (Texas Clean Air
Act) and Chapter 106 or 116 of this title (relating to Permits by
Rule; and Control of Air Pollution by Permits for New Construction
or Modification), from the Air Permits Division prior to the commencement
of construction, except as authorized in THSC, §382.004. Additionally,
all facilities and air pollution abatement devices must operate in
compliance with all applicable air related rules including Chapter
101 of this title (relating to General Air Quality Rules) related
to prevention of nuisance odors, minimizing maintenance, startup and
shutdown emissions, and emission event reporting and recordkeeping.
(q) Health and safety. Facility personnel shall be
trained in the appropriate sections of the facility's health and safety
(r) Disposal of treated medical waste. Medical wastes
that have been treated in accordance with the provisions of 25 TAC §1.136
may be managed as routine municipal solid waste unless otherwise specified
in paragraphs (1) - (5) of this subsection.
(1) Incinerator ash shall be disposed of in a permitted
landfill in accordance with Chapter 330 of this title (relating to
Municipal Solid Waste).
(2) Treated microbiological waste, blood, blood products,
body fluids, laboratory specimens of blood and tissue, and animal
bedding may be disposed of in a permitted landfill. Any markings that
identify the waste as a medical waste shall be covered with a label
that identifies the waste as treated medical waste. The identification
of the waste as treated may be accomplished by the use of color-coded,
disposable containers for the treated waste or by a label that states
that the contents of the disposable container have been treated in
accordance with the provisions of 25 TAC §1.136.
(3) Treated carcasses and body parts of animals designated
as a medical waste may, after treatment, be disposed of in a permitted
landfill in accordance with Chapter 330 of this title. The collection
and transportation of these wastes shall conform to the applicable
local ordinance or rule, if such ordinance or rule is more stringent
than this subsection.
(4) Treated recognizable human body parts, tissues,
fetuses, organs, and the products of human abortions, spontaneous
or induced, shall not be disposed of in a municipal solid waste landfill.
These items shall be disposed of in accordance with the provisions
of 25 TAC §1.136(a)(4).
(5) Sharps treated and containerized with one of the
approved methods as described under 25 TAC §1.136(a)(5) shall
be disposed of in a permitted landfill in accordance with Chapter
330 of this title. Unused sharps shall be disposed of as treated sharps.