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House Bill 1112


House Bill 1112

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF HB1112 (Updated April 25, 2011 2:52 pm - DI 84)


Land application of industrial waste products. Requires the commissioner of the department of environmental management (department) to approve or deny an application for a permit: (1) concerning the land application of a material; or (2) for marketing and distribution of a biosolid or an industrial waste product; within 180 days after receiving the application. Provides that the department and the environmental rulemaking boards may allow a person to use industrial waste products in a land application operation or as ingredients in a soil amendment or soil substitute to be land applied under certain circumstances. Provides that the department may allow the use of industrial waste products in a land application operation or as ingredients in a soil amendment or soil substitute to be land applied on the same basis as other materials under the rules concerning land application and marketing and distribution permits. Imposes a fee that may not exceed the costs incurred by the department to issue the permit. Prohibits the department from: (1) discriminating against the use of industrial waste products on the basis that the industrial waste products lack biological carbon; (2) imposing requirements beyond criteria found in the applicable water pollution control board rules, unless necessary for protection of human health and the environment; (3) requiring that the finished soil amendment, soil substitute, or material to be land applied must be of a particular economic value; or (4) for certain pollutants subject to an established pollutant limit or concentration, requiring that an industrial waste product or the finished soil amendment, soil substitute, or material to be land applied satisfies: (a) the department's risk integrated system of closures nonrule policy document; or (b) any other standards other than criteria found in rules adopted by the water pollution control board concerning land application of biosolids, industrial waste products, and pollutant-bearing water. Requires the department, in the case of a pollutant present in industrial waste products that does not have an established pollutant limit or concentration, to weigh the benefits of a finished soil amendment, soil substitute, or material to be land applied against the risks to human health and the environment. Allows the department to require that a permit application for industrial waste products includes characterization of individual waste stream at the point of generation before mixing with other waste streams.
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