62-640.300. General Requirements  


Effective on Sunday, August 29, 2010
  • 1(1) 2Facilities that receive or generate biosolids shall have a valid Department permit prior to treatment, land application, distribution and marketing, or disposal of biosolids. Facility permits shall specify the use or disposal of the facility’s biosolids. Biosolids shall be managed in accordance with the facility permit and the requirements of this chapter.

    54(2) Treatment Facility Permit for Facilities that Land Apply Biosolids.

    64(a) The permit for a facility that provides final treatment of land applied biosolids shall identify each permitted biosolids application site where the facility’s biosolids are to be land applied.

    94(b) The Treatment Facility Biosolids Plan, Form 10162-640.210(2)(a), 102effective August 29, 2010, hereby adopted and incorporated by reference, shall be submitted with the permit application to identify sites where the facility’s biosolids are permitted to be land applied. This form is available from the Department of Environmental Protection, Domestic Wastewater Section, M.S. 3540, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400 or any of the Department’s District Offices.

    161(c) To use an alternate permitted application site not identified on the submitted Treatment Facility Biosolids Plan, Form 17962-640.210(2)(a), 180the treatment facility shall notify the Department before beginning biosolids application at the application site and submit the applicable revised portions of the Treatment Facility Biosolids Plan, Form 20862-640.210(2)(a), 209to the Department within 30 days. The revised portion of the Treatment Facility Biosolids Plan, Form 22562-640.210(2)(a), 226shall become part of the treatment facility permit.

    234(3) Biosolids Application Site Permit.

    239(a) All biosolids application sites shall have a valid Department permit as a biosolids management facility. Alternatively, when an application site is used solely by a single facility, the applicant can choose to have the site permitted through the Department permit for the wastewater treatment facility, a biosolids treatment facility, or a septage management facility.

    2941. An individually permitted biosolids application site shall be permitted as a biosolids management facility in accordance with the applicable requirements of this chapter and Chapters 62-600 and 62-620, F.A.C. An individual biosolids application site permit shall cover only one site and shall not include multiple biosolids application sites.

    3432. The applicant of a wastewater treatment facility, biosolids treatment facility, or septage management facility permit can choose to include one or more biosolids land application sites used solely by the facility.

    375(b) A biosolids application site shall be permitted under one permit.

    386(c) Applicants for a permitted biosolids application site shall submit the Biosolids Site Permit Application, Form 40262-640.210(2)(d), 403effective August 29, 2010, hereby adopted and incorporated by reference, the applicable fee, and supporting documentation to the appropriate District Office of the Department or delegated local program responsible for the geographic area in which the application site is located. This form is available from the Department of Environmental Protection, Domestic Wastewater Section, M.S. 3540, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400 or any of the Department’s District Offices.

    4721. If permitted individually, the fee shall be the Type III biosolids management facility fee specified in sub-subparagraph 49062-4.050(4)(b)2.c., 491F.A.C.

    4922. If permitted in a wastewater treatment facility, biosolids treatment facility, or septage management facility permit, the Biosolids Site Permit Application, Form 51462-640.210(2)(d), 515shall be submitted with the facility’s application for a new permit, permit renewal, or substantial modification to the permit. No additional fee will be charged beyond the fee required for the facility’s application for a new permit, permit renewal, or substantial modification to the permit.

    560(d) The following shall require a minor permit modification through the procedures provided in subsection 57562-620.325(2), 576F.A.C.:

    5771. Expansions or changes to the physical boundaries of the application areas of a permitted application site that encompass areas not addressed in the site permit and NMP; or

    6062. Changes to the agricultural operations at the application site, such as a change in crops or management practices, that will result in increased nutrient loading or application rates not addressed in the NMP. A revised NMP shall be submitted with the minor permit revision application.

    652(e) New application sites shall be permitted prior to use. Existing application sites shall be permitted prior to applying biosolids from facilities required to use a permitted site in accordance with subsection 68462-640.300(2), 685F.A.C. All existing application sites shall be permitted no later than January 1, 2013.

    699(4) Biosolids Storage.

    702(a) The treatment facility permittee shall submit a biosolids storage plan with the facility permit application. The plan shall demonstrate that storage capacity is available to provide retention of biosolids under adverse weather conditions, harvesting conditions, or other conditions which preclude land application or the use or disposal of the facility’s biosolids. The demonstration of storage capacity provided by the permittee can take into account alternative options and operational flexibility, such as the use of excess digester capacity.

    780(b) Biosolids storage facilities at the treatment facility shall be designed in accordance with sound engineering practice. General technical guidance is provided in the EPA document 806Process Design Manual for Sludge Treatment and Disposal, 814paragraph 81562-640.210(1)(d), 816F.A.C.; the Health Education Service document 822Recommended Standards for Wastewater Facilities, 827paragraph 82862-640.210(1)(e), 829F.A.C., and the EPA document 834Guide to Field Storage of Biosolids, 840paragraph 84162-640.210(1)(k), 842F.A.C.

    843(c) Biosolids storage at the land application site shall be in accordance with paragraph 85762-640.700(6)(e), 858F.A.C.

    859Rulemaking Authority 861373.043, 862403.051, 863403.061, 864403.062, 865403.087, 866403.088, 867403.704, 868403.707 FS. 870Law Implemented 872373.4595, 873403.021, 874403.051, 875403.061, 876403.087, 877403.088, 878403.0881, 879403.702, 880403.704, 881403.707, 882403.708 FS. 884History–New 8-12-90, Formerly 17-640.300, Amended 3-30-98, 8-29-10.

     

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