62-640.650. Monitoring, Record Keeping, Reporting, and Notification  


Effective on Sunday, August 29, 2010
  • 1(1) The minimum requirements in this chapter for monitoring, record keeping, or reporting by a permittee shall be increased or reduced by the Department considering any of the following site-specific requirements: the quality or quantity of wastewater or biosolids treated; historical variations in biosolids characteristics; industrial wastewater or sludge contributions to the facility; 54the use, land application, or disposal of the biosolids; the water quality of surface and ground water and the hydrogeology of the area; wastewater or biosolids treatment processes; and the compliance history of the facility or application site.

    92(2) An increase or reduction in a permittee’s monitoring or reporting requirements will require a minor permit revision under Rule 11262-620.325, 113F.A.C. Revisions to decrease permit requirements for monitoring or reporting shall be subject to the public notice requirements of subsection 13362-620.325(2), 134F.A.C.

    135(3) Monitoring Requirements.

    138(a) Biosolids Monitoring.

    1411. Biosolids sampling and analysis to monitor for the pathogen and vector attraction reduction requirements of Rule 15862-640.600, 159F.A.C., and the parameters in subparagraph 16562-640.650(3)(a)3., 166F.A.C., shall be conducted by the treatment facility in accordance with 17740 CFR 503.8, 180and the 182POTW Sludge Sampling and Analysis Guidance Document, 189August 1989, which the Department adopts and incorporates by reference. 199This document 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. In cases where disagreements exist between 23440 CFR 503.8 237and the 239POTW Sludge Sampling and Analysis Guidance Document, 246the requirements in 24940 CFR 503.8 252will apply.

    2542. Permit applications for all treatment facilities that land apply or distribute and market biosolids shall identify the monitoring that will be conducted for all microbial and all operational and process parameters necessary to demonstrate compliance with the pathogen reduction and vector attraction reduction requirements of Rule 30162-640.600, 302F.A.C. All operational and process parameters, such as time and temperature, number of windrow turnings, pH readings, etc., shall be monitored on a continual basis as applicable to the treatment process to demonstrate compliance with Rule 33862-640.600, 339F.A.C.

    3403. All treatment facilities that land apply or distribute and market biosolids shall analyze biosolids for the following parameters, except as provided in paragraph 36462-640.880(5)(a), 365F.A.C.:

    366Total Nitrogen368% dry weight basis

    372Total Phosphorus374% dry weight basis

    378Total Potassium380% dry weight basis

    384Arsenic385mg/kg dry weight basis

    389Cadmium390mg/kg dry weight basis

    394Copper395mg/kg dry weight basis

    399Lead400mg/kg dry weight basis

    404Mercury405mg/kg dry weight basis

    409Molybdenum410mg/kg dry weight basis

    414Nickel415mg/kg dry weight basis

    419Selenium420mg/kg dry weight basis

    424Zinc425mg/kg dry weight basis

    429pH430standard units

    432Total Solids434%

    435Calcium Carbonate Equivalent*438% dry weight basis

    442* Only required for biosolids treated by alkaline addition

    4514. Treatment facilities that land apply or distribute and market biosolids shall monitor microbial parameters and the parameters listed in subparagraph 62-540.650(3)(a)3., F.A.C., as follows:

    476a. For biosolids that are distributed and marketed under the provisions of Rule 48962-640.850, 490F.A.C., the minimum frequency of monitoring shall be once per month.

    501b. For biosolids treatment facilities that land apply biosolids, the minimum frequency of monitoring shall be in accordance with sub-subparagraph 52162-640.650(3)(a)4.c., 522F.A.C, but at least quarterly.

    527c. For all other biosolids that are land applied, the minimum frequency of monitoring shall be in accordance with the following table:

    549BIOSOLIDS GENERATED551MONITORING FREQUENCY

    553(DRY TONS PER YEAR)

    557Greater than zero but561Once per year.

    564less than 160.

    567Equal to or greater than572Once per quarter.

    575160 but less

    578than 800.

    580Equal to or greater than585Once per 60 days.

    589800 but less

    592than 8000.

    594Equal to or greater than599Once per month.

    6028000.

    6035. Sampling locations, sampling frequency, and monitoring parameters shall be specified in the treatment facility’s permit. All biosolids samples shall be representative of the biosolids used, land applied, or distributed and marketed, and shall be taken after final treatment of the biosolids but before use, land application, or distribution and marketing. If Class AA biosolids are to be stored by the treatment facility permittee for more than 45 days, then the permittee shall address the need to re-sample for fecal coliform or 685salmonella sp687. in the facility biosolids storage plan submitted with the permit application699.

    7006. Grab samples shall be used to monitor pathogens and determine percent volatile solids. Composite samples shall be used to monitor metals and nutrients.

    7247. Monthly averages of parameter concentrations shall be determined by taking the arithmetic mean of all sample results for the month.

    745(b) Soil Monitoring.

    7481. The site permittee shall ensure soil fertility testing is conducted in accordance with the NMP. Soil testing shall follow the procedures in the IFAS publications “Soil Testing”, UF/IFAS Circular 239, September 2003, identified in paragraph 78462-640.210(1)(o), 785F.A.C., and “Extension Soil Testing Laboratory (ESTL) Analytical Procedure and Training Manual”, UF/IFAS Circular 1248, February 2009, identified in paragraph 80562-640.210(1)(p), 806F.A.C., which are hereby incorporated by reference. These documents are 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. Results of soil fertility tests shall be included in the application site records.

    8552. Representative soil monitoring for parameters in subsection 86362-640.700(5), 864F.A.C., shall be conducted at application sites for each application zone prior to application site permitting, except for sites only permitted for Class AA biosolids. At a minimum, one soil sample shall be taken for each application zone or for every 50 acres of application area, whichever is smaller. Each sample shall be a composite of at least ten random samples to a depth of six inches and shall be completely mixed to form a minimum one-pound sample. Sampling and analysis shall be in accordance with 95040 CFR 503.8(4), 953which is hereby incorporated by reference. Results of initial soil monitoring shall be reported on the Biosolids Site Permit Application, Form 97462-640.210(2)(d).

    975(c) Ground Water Monitoring.

    9791. A ground water monitoring program shall be established by the site permittee, and approved by the Department for land application sites when the application rate in the NMP exceeds more than 400 lbs/acre/year of plant available nitrogen.

    10172. The ground water monitoring program shall be established in accordance with Rule 103062-520.600, 1031F.A.C., and submitted with the site permit application.

    10393. When a ground water monitoring program is required for a biosolids application site with multiple application zones, one or more of the zones shall be selected by the site permittee and approved by the Department as the model zone(s) for monitoring of the ground water. The model zone(s) shall be representative of each zone’s hydrogeological characteristics, soil characteristics, vegetative cover, biosolids application method, and the characteristics of the biosolids to be applied.

    11124. A characterization of ground water quality shall be conducted for nitrate (as N), total nitrogen, total phosphorus, pH, fecal coliform, the metals listed in paragraph 113862-640.650(3)(a), 1139F.A.C. For new sites, this characterization shall be conducted prior to the application of biosolids. For existing sites, this characterization shall be conducted within 30 days of the date of permit issuance for the site by the Department.

    11775. Each groundwater monitoring well shall be sampled quarterly for nitrate (as N), total nitrogen, total phosphorus, pH, and fecal coliform.

    1198(d) Any laboratory tests required by this chapter shall be performed by a laboratory certified in accordance with paragraph 121762-620.610(18)(d), 1218F.A.C. Sample collection required by this chapter shall be performed in accordance with paragraph 123262-620.610(18)(e), 1233F.A.C. The Specific Oxygen Uptake Rate (SOUR) test, as required by 124440 CFR 503.33(b)(4), 1247shall be conducted within 15 minutes of sample collection and shall be performed by a certified laboratory or under the direction of an operator certified in accordance with Chapter 62-602, F.A.C.

    1278(4) Record Keeping Requirements.

    1282(a) Treatment facility permittees shall keep records of the quantities of biosolids generated, received from source facilities, treated, landfilled, incinerated, transferred to another facility, land applied, or distributed and marketed. These records shall be kept for a minimum of five years.

    1323(b) Treatment facility permittees shall keep records of all biosolids monitoring required by paragraph 133762-640.650(3)(a), 1338F.A.C., for a minimum of five years.

    1345(c) Treatment facility permittees shall retain the Biosolids Application Site Annual Summaries received in accordance with paragraph 136262-640.650(5)(e), 1363F.A.C., indefinitely.

    1365(d) Treatment facility permittees that land apply biosolids and site permittees receiving biosolids shall maintain hauling records to track the transport of biosolids between the treatment facility and the application site. The hauling records for each party shall contain the following information:

    1407TREATMENT FACILITY

    1409PERMITTEE1410SITE PERMITTEE

    14121. Date and Time Shipped and14181. Date and Time Received and

    1424Shipment ID1426Shipment ID

    14282. Amount of Biosolids14322. Name and ID Number of

    1438Shipped1439Treatment Facility from

    14423. Concentration of1445which Biosolids are

    1448Parameters in subparagraph1451Received

    145262-640.650(3)(a)3., 1453F.A.C.,14543. Signature of Hauler

    1458and the Date of Analysis14634. Signature of Site Manager

    14684. Class of Biosolids Shipped1473at the Application Site or

    14785. Name and ID Number of1484Designee

    1485Permitted Application Site Where

    1489Biosolids are Shipped

    14926. Signature of Certified Operator

    1497at the Treatment Facility

    1501or Designee

    15037. Signature of Hauler

    1507and Name of Hauling Firm

    1512(e) The hauling records shall be kept by both the treatment facility permittee and the site permittee for a minimum of five years and shall be made available for inspection upon request by the Department.

    1547(f) A copy of the treatment facility hauling records required by paragraph 155962-640.650(4)(d), 1560F.A.C., shall be provided upon delivery of the biosolids to the site manager.

    1573(g) For each shipment of biosolids received, the site manager shall provide a receipt to the treatment facility within 30 calendar days of delivery of the biosolids. The receipt shall include information required to be maintained by the site permittee in accordance with paragraph 161762-640.650(4)(d), 1618F.A.C.

    1619(h) The treatment facility shall maintain each receipt required by paragraph 163062-640.650(4)(g), 1631F.A.C., for a minimum of five years.

    1638(i) The treatment facility permittee shall report to the appropriate District Office of the Department within 24 hours of discovery of any discrepancy in delivery of biosolids leaving the treatment facility and arriving at the permitted application site.

    1676(j) Logs and records detailing biosolids applications to each application zone at an application site shall be maintained by the site permittee indefinitely and shall be available for inspection within seven days of request by the Department or the Delegated Local Program. At a minimum, the logs and records for the most recent six months of application shall be available for inspection at the land application site (i.e. maintained onsite). The logs and records shall include:

    17521. A copy of the approved NMP;

    17592. The cumulative loading for each zone in accordance with subsection 177062-640.700(7), 1771F.A.C.;

    17723. For each application zone, maintain Biosolids Application Site Log, Form 178362-640.210(2)(e), 1784F.A.C., effective August 29, 2010, hereby adopted and incorporated by reference, and 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;

    18224. The results of all soil monitoring and ground water monitoring conducted in accordance with paragraphs 183862-640.650(3)(b) 1839and (c), F.A.C.;

    18425. Any records necessary for demonstrating compliance with the NMP such as crop planting records, harvesting dates, harvested yields, applications of other sources of nutrients, or other records identified in the NMP; and

    18756. Any records necessary for demonstrating compliance with the demonstration submitted with the NMP for sites located within the Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie River, and Caloosahatchee River watersheds in accordance with subsection 190762-640.500(8), 1908F.A.C.

    1909(5) Reporting Requirements.

    1912(a) 1913Treatment facility permittees shall report the following information on the facility’s monthly Discharge Monitoring Report required by subsection 193162-620.610(18), 1932F.A.C.

    19331. The total quantities of biosolids received from source facilities, landfilled, incinerated, transferred to another facility, land applied, or distributed and marketed for the reporting period.

    19592. The results of all monitoring conducted under subparagraph 196862-640.650(3)(a)3., 1969F.A.C., for the month in which the sampling event occurs.

    19793. For facilities distributing and marketing biosolids in Florida, the information required in subsection 199362-640.850(4), 1994F.A.C.

    1995(b) Distribution and Marketing Reporting. Any person who delivers biosolids to Florida for distribution and marketing shall submit a monthly Discharge Monitoring Report that includes the information required in subsection 202562-640.850(4), 2026F.A.C., on the appropriate form provided by the Department.

    2035(c) Treatment Facility Biosolids Annual Summary. Permittees of wastewater treatment facilities or biosolids treatment facilities permitted for land application shall submit a summary of the shipment records required by paragraph 206562-640.650(4)(d) 2066and subsection 206862-640.880(4), 2069F.A.C., as applicable, to the appropriate District Office of the Department, or to the delegated local program, on an annual basis. The summary must be submitted on Department Form 209862-640.210(2)(b), 2099effective August 29, 2010, hereby adopted and incorporated by reference, and 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. The summary shall include all biosolids shipped during the period January 1 through December 31. The summary for each year shall be submitted to the Department by February 19 of the following year.

    2169(d) Biosolids Application Site Annual Summary. The site permittee shall submit a summary of land application activity to the appropriate District Office of the Department, or to the delegated local program, on an annual basis. The summary shall be submitted on Department Form 221262-640.210(2)(c), 2213effective August 29, 2010, hereby adopted and incorporated by reference, and 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. The summary for each year, covering the period from January 1 through December 31, shall be submitted to the Department by February 19 of the following year. The summary shall include all of the following, as applicable:

    22871. The total quantities of biosolids, other solids, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and heavy metals applied to each application zone identified in the site’s NMP. Reporting of heavy metals applied is not required for sites where only Class AA biosolids are applied.

    23282. Except for sites where only Class AA biosolids are applied, the total cumulative loading for the parameters specified in paragraph 234962-640.700(7)(b), 2350F.A.C., applied to each application zone identified in the site’s NMP. Cumulative loading shall be determined as described in subsection 237062-640.700(7), 2371F.A.C., and shall be calculated for all biosolids applications at a site beginning with the earlier of:

    2388a. The date of the first application of biosolids at the site subject to regulation by Chapter 62-640, F.A.C.; or

    2408b. The date of the first application of biosolids at the application site subject to regulation by 242540 CFR 503.

    24283. A summary of the total quantities of biosolids applied from each treatment facility using the application site.

    24464. The results of any ground water monitoring required by paragraph 245762-640.650(3)(c), 2458F.A.C.

    24595. A copy of any revised sections of the NMP made in accordance with Rule 247462-640.500, 2475F.A.C.

    24766. Copies of records kept in accordance with subparagraph 248562-640.650(4)(j)6., 2486F.A.C., demonstrating compliance with the demonstration submitted with the NMP for sites located within the Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie River, and Caloosahatchee River watersheds in accordance with subsection 251462-640.500(8), 2515F.A.C.

    2516(e) The site permittee shall send copies of the Biosolids Application Site Annual Summary required by paragraph 253362-640.650(5)(d), 2534F.A.C., to each treatment facility permittee from which biosolids have been received at the time the Biosolids Application Site Annual Summary is submitted to the Department.

    2560(6) Notification Requirements. Notifications required by paragraphs 256762-640.650(6)(a) 2568through (i), F.A.C., shall be provided orally to the appropriate District Office of the Department. A written submittal shall also be provided to the District Office within seven calendar days of the time when a person subject to this chapter becomes aware of the circumstances. The written submittal must include the time and date of the oral notification, and the name of the person to whom the oral notification was made.

    2639(a) If an alternate application site is used under the provisions of subsection 265262-640.300(2), 2653F.A.C., the treatment facility permittee using the alternate site must notify the Department within 24 hours before beginning biosolids application at the alternate site.

    2677(b) Surface or ground water quality violations that are discovered as a result of testing shall be reported to the Department within 24 hours of discovery.

    2703(c) Any discrepancy that occurs in the inventory of biosolids leaving a source facility and arriving at a biosolids treatment facility must be reported to the Department and to the source facility by the biosolids treatment facility permittee within 24 hours of discovery under paragraph 274862-640.880(4)(c), 2749F.A.C.

    2750(d) Any person intending to import Class AA biosolids from outside Florida for distribution and marketing or land application must notify the Department’s Domestic Wastewater Section in Tallahassee, in writing, at least 30 days before beginning importation, in accordance with subsection 279162-640.850(6), 2792F.A.C.

    2793(e) Biosolids treatment facility permittees must notify the Department and all affected parties in writing at least 60 days before ceasing operation, in accordance with paragraph 281962-640.880(2)(j), 2820F.A.C.

    2821(f) Treatment facility permittees shall notify the Department, the site manager, and site permittee within 24 hours of discovery of sending biosolids that did not meet the requirements of Rule 285162-640.600, 2852F.A.C., or subsection 285562-640.700(5), 2856F.A.C., to a land application site.

    2862(g) Treatment facility permittees and those persons who deliver Class AA biosolids for distribution and marketing in Florida shall notify the Department and all persons to whom they delivered or distributed and marketed the Class AA biosolids, within 24 hours of discovery of distributing and marketing biosolids that did not meet the requirements of paragraph 291762-640.600(1)(a), 2918F.A.C., subsection 292062-640.600(2), 2921F.A.C., or paragraph 292462-640.700(5)(a) 2925or (b), F.A.C.

    2928(h) Site permittees shall notify the Department and facilities sending biosolids to the site in writing at least 60 days before ceasing operation of a permitted biosolids land application site.

    2958(i) Permittees of sites where Class A or Class B biosolids are applied shall notify the site land owners and owners of animals that graze on the permitted site in writing within 30 days of discovering that the cumulative loading of molybdenum to the site has reached or exceeded 35.7 lbs per acre. Owners of grazing animals shall be specifically informed about the potential for molybdenosis to occur in the animals. A copy of the notification letter shall be provided to the Department.

     

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