Special Rules Relating to Conversion Technology: Registration
(1)All conversion technology facilities required to register with the department by OAR 340-096-0160 (Special Rules Pertaining to Conversion Technology: Applicability)(7) must comply with this rule. Except as provided in OAR 340-096-0160 (Special Rules Pertaining to Conversion Technology: Applicability)(9), a facility subject to this rule may not begin operation before the department has issued a registration to the facility.
(2)After the requirements of OAR 340-093-0100 (Public Notice and Participation Requirements Regarding Permit Actions) with respect to public notice and comment have been completed, if the department determines that the facility has met all of the requirements of OAR Divisions 93, 96, 97, and all other applicable statutes and regulations, the department will issue a registration to the facility. The registration is a permit for purposes of OAR chapter 340, division 18 and chapter 340 divisions 93, 96, and 97.
(3)All conversion technology facilities registered under this rule must:
(a)Comply with OAR 340-096-0170 (Special Rules Pertaining to Conversion Technology: Performance Standards): Performance Standards;
(b)Comply with all Conditions of Approval that are required by the department for operation of the facility;
(c)Submit an annual or more frequent report, as required by the department, on a form provided by or approved by the department, of the weight of feedstocks used for conversion at the facility, and any other information required under OAR 340-097-0110 (Solid Waste Permit and Disposal Fees)(6), 340-090-0100 (Reporting Requirements)(3) and (5), or as needed by the department to monitor the flow of solid waste in Oregon.
(d)Immediately notify the department of any violation of the facility Conditions of Approval or performance standards under OAR 340-096-0170 (Special Rules Pertaining to Conversion Technology: Performance Standards);
(e)Immediately notify the department of any significant change of status of the conversion technology facility, including any change in the ownership or operation of the facility, the location of the conversion technology operation, the type or volume of feedstocks used, and the conversion technology process used by the facility;
(f)Keep all required records. If required by the department, maintain records for a minimum of five years. In the case of a change in ownership of the facility, the owner is responsible for ensuring that the records are transferred from the previous owner and maintained for the required five years;
(g)Comply with OAR 340-097-0120 (Permit/Registration Categories and Fee Schedule)(6) with respect to annual registration permit compliance fees;
(h)At the request of the department, submit any records or reports the department may require to ensure compliance with conditions of OAR chapter 340, Divisions 93, 96, and 97; and
(i)If required by the department, demonstrate financial assurance as provided in OAR 340-096-0001 (Applicability). The department may tailor the financial assurance requirements to the nature of the facility and may exempt a facility if, based on the information submitted under OAR 340-093-0070 (Applications for Permits), and any other information available to the department, the department determines that the facility is not likely to generate significant amounts of residual waste materials or contamination from the facility operation that will remain at closure.
(4)Conversion technology facilities that are mobile disposal sites, before establishing operation in a new location, must:
(a)Obtain from the local government unit, or units having jurisdiction, a statement of compatibility with the acknowledged local comprehensive plan and zoning requirements or the Land Conservation and Development Commission’s Statewide Planning Goals;
(b)Notify the department regarding the new location where they will be operating; and
(c)If requested by the department, provide site characterization information for specific elements specified in OAR 340-93-0130.
Rule 340-096-0190 — Special Rules Relating to Conversion Technology: Registration,