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RULE §330.63Contents of Part III of the Application

(a) Site development plan. This plan must include criteria that in the selection and design of a facility will provide for the safeguarding of the health, welfare, and physical property of the people and the environment through consideration of geology, soil conditions, drainage, land use, zoning, adequacy of access roads and highways, and other considerations as the specific facility dictates. The site development plan must include the items listed in this section.

(b) General facility design.

  (1) Facility access. The owner or operator shall describe how access will be controlled for the facility such as the type and location of fences or other suitable means of access control to prevent the entry of livestock, to protect the public from exposure to potential health and safety hazards, and to discourage unauthorized entry or uncontrolled disposal of solid waste or hazardous materials.

  (2) Waste movement. The owner or operator shall submit a generalized process design and working plan of the overall facility that includes, at a minimum:

    (A) flow diagrams indicating the storage, processing, and disposal sequences for the various types of wastes and feedstocks received;

    (B) schematic view drawings showing the various phases of collection, separation, processing, and disposal as applicable for the types of wastes and feedstocks received at the facility;

    (C) proposed ventilation and odor control measures for each storage, separation, processing, and disposal unit;

    (D) generalized construction details of all storage and processing units and ancillary equipment (i.e., tanks, foundations, sumps, etc.) with regard to approximate dimensions and capacities, construction materials, vents, covers, enclosures, protective coatings of surfaces, etc. Performance data on all units shall be provided;

    (E) generalized construction details of slab and subsurface supports of all storage and processing components;

    (F) locations and engineering design details of all containment dikes or walls (with indicated freeboard) proposed to enclose all storage and processing components and all loading and unloading areas;

    (G) plans for the storage of grease, oil, and sludge on site including determinations of maximum periods of time all separated materials will remain on site and the ultimate disposition of such materials off site;

    (H) proposed disposition of effluent resulting from all processing operations; and

    (I) for transfer stations, provide designs for noise pollution control.

  (3) Sanitation. The owner or operator shall describe how solid waste processing facilities will be designed to facilitate proper cleaning. This may be accomplished by:

    (A) controlling surface drainage in the vicinity of the facility to prevent surface water runoff onto, into, and off the treatment area;

    (B) constructing walls and floors in operating areas of masonry, concrete, or other hard-surfaced materials that can be hosed down and scrubbed;

    (C) providing necessary connections and equipment to permit thorough cleaning with water or steam; and

    (D) providing adequate floor or sump drains to remove wash water.

  (4) Water pollution control. The owner or operator shall describe how all liquids resulting from the operation of solid waste processing facilities will be disposed of in a manner that will not cause surface water or groundwater pollution. The owner or operator shall provide for the treatment of wastewaters resulting from the process or from cleaning and washing and specify how the procedure for wastewater disposal is in compliance with the rules of the commission.

  (5) Endangered species protection. If necessary, the owner or operator shall describe how the facility will be designed to protect endangered species.

(c) Facility surface water drainage report. The owner or operator of a municipal solid waste (MSW) facility shall include a statement that the facility design complies with the requirements of §330.303 of this title (relating to Surface Water Drainage for Municipal Solid Waste Facilities). Additionally, applications for landfill and compost units shall include a surface water drainage report to satisfy the requirements of Subchapter G of this chapter (relating to Surface Water Drainage) and shall include the following.

  (1) Drainage analyses. The owner or operator shall submit the following information and analyses:

    (A) drawing(s) showing the drainage areas and drainage calculations;

    (B) designs of all drainage facilities within the facility area, including such features as typical cross-sectional areas, ditch grades, flow rates, water surface elevation, velocities, and flowline elevations along the entire length of the ditch;

    (C) sample calculations provided to verify that existing drainage patterns will not be adversely altered;

    (D) a description of the hydrologic method and calculations used to estimate peak flow rates and runoff volumes including justification of necessary assumptions:

      (i) the 25-year rainfall intensity used for facility design including the source of the data; all other data and necessary input parameters used in conjunction with the selected hydrologic method and their sources should be documented and described;

      (ii) hydraulic calculations and designs for sizing the necessary collection, drainage, and/or detention facilities;

      (iii) discussion and analyses to demonstrate that existing drainage patterns will not be adversely altered as a result of the proposed landfill development; and

      (iv) structural designs of the collection, drainage, and/or storage facilities.

  (2) Flood control and analyses. The owner or operator shall:

    (A) identify whether the site is located within a 100-year floodplain. If applicable, indicate 100-year floodplain on the drawing in paragraph (1)(A) of this subsection;

    (B) provide the source of all data for such determination and include a copy of the relevant Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood map or the calculations and maps used where a FEMA map is not used. FEMA maps are prima facie evidence of floodplain locations. Information shall also be provided identifying the 100-year flood level and any other special flooding factors (e. g., wave action) that must be considered in designing, constructing, operating, or maintaining the proposed facility to withstand washout from a 100-year flood. The boundaries of the proposed landfill facility should be shown on the floodplain map;

    (C) if the site is located within the 100-year floodplain, provide information detailing the specific flooding levels and other events (e.g., design hurricane projected by Corps of Engineers) that impact the flood protection of the facility. Data should be that required by §§301.33 - 301.36 of this title (relating to Preliminary Plans: Data To Be Submitted, Criteria For Approval of Preliminary Plans; Additional Information; Plans To Bear Seal of Engineer). The owner or operator shall include cross-sections or elevations of landfill levees shown tied into contours;

    (D) for construction in a floodplain, submit, where applicable:

      (i) approval from the governmental entity with jurisdiction under Texas Water Code, §16.236, as implemented by Chapter 301 of this title (relating to Levee Improvement Districts, District Plans of Reclamation, and Levees and Other Improvements);

      (ii) a floodplain development permit from the city, county, or other agency with jurisdiction over the proposed improvements;

      (iii) a Conditional Letter of Map Amendment from FEMA; and

      (iv) a Corps of Engineers Section 404 Specification of Disposal Sites for Dredged or Fill Material permit for construction of all necessary improvements.

(d) Waste management unit design.

  (1) Storage and transfer units. The owner or operator shall:

    (A) describe how the solid waste management facility will be designed for the rapid processing and minimum detention of solid waste at the facility. The owner or operator shall specify that all solid waste capable of creating public health hazards or nuisances be stored indoors only and processed or transferred promptly and shall not be allowed to result in nuisances or public health hazards. If the facility is in continuous operation, such as for resource or energy recovery, the owner or operator shall provide design features for wastes storage units that will prevent the creation of nuisances or public health hazards due to odors, fly breeding, or harborage of other vectors;

    (B) design the units to control and contain spills and contaminated water from leaving the facility. The design shall be sufficient to control and contain a worst-case spill or release from the unit. Unenclosed containment areas shall also account for precipitation from a 25-year, 24-hour rainfall event; and


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