Transfer Stations and Material Recovery Facilities
(1)Applicability. This rule applies to all transfer stations and material recovery facilities (except composting facilities). Such facilities are disposal sites as defined by ORS Chapter 459 (Solid Waste Management), and are also subject to the requirements of OAR chapter 340, divisions 93, 95 and 97 as applicable.
(2)Plans and Specifications. Plans and specifications for a fixed or permanent transfer station or material recovery facility shall include, but not be limited to, the location and physical features of the facility such as contours, surface drainage control, access and on-site roads, traffic routing, landscaping, weigh stations, fences and specifications for solid waste handling equipment, truck and area washing facilities and wash water disposal, and water supply and sanitary waste disposal.
(3)Design and Construction:
(a)Waste Water Discharges. There shall be no discharge of waste water to public waters except in accordance with a permit from the Department, issued under ORS 468B.050 (Water quality permit);
(b)Access Roads. All weather roads shall be provided from the public highways or roads, to and within the disposal site and shall be designed and maintained to prevent traffic congestion, traffic hazards and dust and noise pollution;
(c)Drainage. The site shall be designed such that surface drainage will be diverted around or away from the operational area of the site;
(d)Fire Protection. Fire protection shall be provided in accordance with plans approved in writing by the Department and in compliance with pertinent state and local fire regulations;
(e)Fences. Access to the site shall be controlled by means of a complete perimeter fence and gates which may be locked;
(f)Sewage Disposal. Sanitary waste disposal shall be accomplished in a manner approved by the Department or state or local health agency having jurisdiction;
(g)Truck Washing Facilities. Truck washing areas, if provided, shall be hard surfaced and all wash waters shall be conveyed to a catch basin, drainage and disposal system approved by the Department or state or local health agency having jurisdiction.
(A)All solid waste deposited at the site shall be confined to the designated dumping area;
(B)Accumulation of solid wastes shall be kept to minimum practical quantities.
(A)A permittee may conduct or allow the recovery of materials such as metal, paper and glass from the disposal site only when such recovery is conducted in a planned and controlled manner approved by the Department in the facility’s operations plan;
(B)Salvaging shall be controlled so as to not interfere with optimum disposal operation and to not create unsightly conditions or vector harborage;
(C)All salvaged material shall be stored in a building or enclosure until it is removed from the disposal site in accordance with a recycling program authorized in the operations plan.
(A)Blowing debris shall be controlled such that the entire disposal site is maintained free of litter;
(B)Dust, malodors and noise shall be controlled to prevent air pollution or excessive noise as defined by ORS Chapters 467 and 468A and rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto.
(d)Health Hazards. Rodent and insect control measures shall be provided, sufficient to prevent vector production and sustenance. Any other conditions which may result in transmission of disease to man and animals shall be controlled;
(e)Records. The Department may require such records and reports as it considers are reasonably necessary to ensure compliance with conditions of a permit or OAR Chapter 340, Divisions 93 through 97. In the case of a change in ownership of the permitted facility, the new permittee is responsible for ensuring that the records are transferred from the previous permittee and maintained for the number of years required by the Department.
Rule 340-096-0040 — Transfer Stations and Material Recovery Facilities,