Standards for Waste Tire Storage Sites
(1)All permitted waste tire storage sites must comply with the technical and operational standards in this rule.
(2)The holder of a “first-stage” waste tire storage permit shall comply with the technical and operational standards in this part if the site receives any waste tires after the effective date of these rules.
(3)A waste tire storage site shall not be constructed or operated in a wetland, waterway, floodway, 25-year floodplain, or any area where it may be subjected to submersion in water.
(4)Operation. A waste tire storage site shall be operated in compliance with the following standards:
(a)An outdoor waste tire pile shall have no greater than the following maximum dimensions:
(A)Width: 50 feet;
(B)Area: 15,000 square feet;
(C)Height: 6 feet.
(b)A 50-foot fire lane shall be placed around the perimeter of each waste fire pile. Access to the fire lane for emergency vehicles must be unobstructed at all times;
(c)Waste tire piles shall be located at least 60 feet from buildings;
(d)Waste tires to be stored for one month or longer shall be ricked, unless the Department waives this requirement;
(e)The permittee shall operate and maintain the site in a manner which controls mosquitoes and rodents if the site is likely to become a public nuisance or health hazard and is close to residential areas;
(f)A sign shall be posted at the entrance of the storage site stating operating hours, cost of disposal and site rules if the site receives tires from persons other than the operator of the site;
(g)No operations involving the use of open flames or blow torches shall be conducted within 25 feet of a waste tire pile;
(h)An approach and access road to the waste tire storage site shall be maintained passable for any vehicle at all times. Access to the site shall be controlled through the use of fences, gates, or other means of controlling access;
(i)If required by the Department, the site shall be screened from public view;
(j)An attendant shall be present at all times the waste tire storage site is open for business, if the site receives tires from persons other than the operator of the site;
(k)The site shall be bermed or given other adequate protection if necessary to keep any liquid runoff from potential tire fires from entering waterways;
(l)If pyrolytic oil is released at the waste tire storage site, the permittee shall remove contaminated soil in accordance with applicable rules governing the removal, transportation and disposal of the material;
(m)In the case of tire fences, the following are also required:
(A)For vector control:
(i)Drilling a two-inch hole into each quadrant of the downside of each tire used in the fence; or
(ii)Filling each individual waste tire with dirt; or
(iii)Another treatment approved in advance by the Department.
(B)A 20-foot fire lane shall be maintained on land under control of the permittee along the entire length of the tire fence. Access to the fire lane for emergency vehicles must be unobstructed and clear of vegetation at all times;
(C)Weeds shall not be allowed to grow on or over the tire fence;
(D)A tire fence shall not be constructed wider than one tire width.
(n)In the case of waste tires stored for seasonal agricultural uses: During the annual period(s) during which the waste tires are not being used for the beneficial use, they shall be stored to meet the standards in this rule.
(5)Operational standards for storage of tire-derived products: the following standards must be met:
(a)The product pile shall have no greater than the following maximum dimensions:
(A)Width: 40 yards;
(B)Volume: 6,400 cubic yards;
(C)Height: 4 yards.
(b)A maximum of four piles of product are allowed on a site;
(c)Compliance with waste tire storage standards under section (3) and subsections (4)(b), (c), and (e) through (l) of this rule.
(6)The Department may impose additional storage requirements for an individual site which are reasonably necessary to protect the public health or the environment.
(7)Waste tires stored indoors shall be stored in compliance with Section 2509.1 of the 2010 Oregon Fire Code.
(8)The Department may approve exceptions to the preceding technical and operational standards for a company processing waste tires and/or storing tire-derived products if:
(a)The average time of storage for a waste tire and/or tire-derived products on that site is one month or less; and
(b)The Department and the local fire authority are satisfied that the permittee has sufficient fire suppression equipment and/or materials on site to extinguish any potential tire and tire chip fire within an acceptable length of time.
(9)The director may grant a variance to the technical and operational standards in this rule or the requirements of OAR 340-064-0025 (Permittee Obligations)(3)(a) through (3)(c)(D) for a waste tire storage site in existence on or before January 1, 1988, or for a waste tire storage site using tires for a beneficial use. This may include certain requirements of these technical and operational standards when circumstances of the waste tire storage site location, operating procedures, and fire control protection indicate that the purpose and intent of these rules can be achieved without strict adherence to all of the requirements, or when the site is not receiving additional tires and is under a closure schedule approved by the Department.
Rule 340-064-0035 — Standards for Waste Tire Storage Sites,