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NC DEQ Rules Review Working Groups - General Information

The Transfer Station rules working group will hold a conference call at 2pm on April 10th. The call in # for everyone will be 336-334-3198

Prior to the meeting date, I will supply the group with more information on the meeting topics including definitions and prior draft rule work done. Jason Watkins

If you are not a member of the working group, but would like to listen in; please mute your line upon entering the conference call. Thank you.

 


 

MSW and C&D Rules Review Working Group: Our next stakeholder meeting will be at 12 noon on April 6th, immediately after the SWANA session closes. We will meet at the conference hotel in Asheville. Ed Mussler

For those who can’t make it, the call in number is 919-420-1374

 


 

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NC DEQ Rules Review - Financial Assurance

NC SWANA has representatives on each of the NC DEQ working groups for the Rules Review process: This Forum will allow Members to see updated information as it becomes available. Members may also ask questions and post responses to this Thread: All posts must be approved by Moderator prior to publishing on page.

 

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NC DEQ Rules Review - MSW and C&D Landfills

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NC DEQ Rules Review - Transfer Station

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NC DEQ Rules Review - Environmental Monitoring

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The following is the draft summary from our first meeting held 4/3/17: 

the working group began reviewing 15A NCAC 13B.0503(2), and discussed landfill gas monitoring and hydrogen sulfide gas monitoring.   Items discussed included:

  • possibly requiring a PG or PE stamp for landfill gas monitoring data,
  • the need for defensible accurate monitoring data and good QA/QC,
  • the need for the use of proper instrumentation and possibly utilizing numerical accuracy thresholds,
  • the need for a level playing field,
  • the need for a landfill gas monitoring plan based upon science and site specifics,
  • the need to have language to implement a landfill gas rememdiation plan, and
  • the need for rule triggers for landfill gas assessment and remediation. 

This also led into review of federal and state rule and statute definitions for sanitary landfill, industrial landfill and explosive gases, which may also be addressed in this process.

In addition, a stakeholder provided a comment as it applies to 15A NCAC 13B.0503(1)9b)(iii).  The comment was that the rule was not specific enough.  The same stakeholder provided a comment on 15A NCAC 13B.0503(1(b)(iv) that the rule should mitigate or address any known impacts.  It was suggested that language similar to 15A NCAC 13B.1622(7)(a) be adopted in place of this language.

Finally, creating a new rule set to address monitoring at all solid waste management facilities was discussed as an option.  This would not constitute new requirements that all types of facilities do the same monitoring, but rather would require certain exemptions/requirements for the various facility types to be addressed in the rule. 

The next meeting is scheduled for May 4th.

Please provide any thoughts/comments on these discussions that we can bring to the next meeting. 

 

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NC DEQ Rules Review - Septage

Although Septage does not meet the definition of Solid Waste, the Solid Waste Section does administer the Septage Program. NC SWANA will not take an active role in the Septage Rules Review. However, we will be monitoring this working group and important information will be added to this thread.

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NC SWANA Safety Ambassador

 

Meet Your Safety Ambassador

As a member of SWANA you have my undivided attention! I’m John Pfleger, M.S., your NC SWANA Safety Ambassador, and this year I want to help you as a local EHS professional with over 30 years of combined industrial safety experience in maintenance and the solid waste industry.

The SWANA Safety Ambassador role was initiated to provide members with a local safety professional capable of answering important regulatory and industry specific safety questions. I look forward to meeting members at chapter events and working together to improve our safety culture.  

An unfortunate part of the ambassador position is being notified of industry related fatalities. Please don’t wait for a tragedy, reach out to me today through the NC SWANA webpage Safety Matters e-mail link. Together we will keep our coworkers and community safe.

 

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