§6604b. Testing of solid wastes prior to beneficial use on land or distribution and

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/159/06604b
Published: 2015

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6604b. Testing of solid wastes prior to beneficial use on land or distribution

and marketing

(a) The

secretary of natural resources, in consultation with the secretary of

agriculture, food and markets and with the commissioner of health, shall adopt rules

to establish a testing program for all sewage sludge, or similar liquid wastes,

prior to their beneficial use on land, or prior to distribution and marketing

of those wastes in liquid or solid form. The testing program shall establish a

process for the determination of minimum testing frequencies and specific

parameters for which analysis must be completed, and shall detail procedures by

which samples are collected, stored and tested.

(b) In

establishing the process for the determination of test parameters and

frequency, the rules shall take into account the size and complexity of the

facility, the nature of the service area or collection system, including

industrial contributions, the frequency of sewage sludge use on the land and

any existing data which is pertinent to the facility.

(c) Rules

regarding the application of waste to fields shall take into consideration the

characteristics of the specific waste involved and shall calculate the heavy

metal or micronutrient soil holding capacity based on a pH of 5.5 for the soil

type at the application site, as appropriate.

(d) A person

subject to this section shall make all analytical results derived from the

testing program provided for in this section available to the public upon

request. (Added 1991, No. 157, § 1, eff. May 5, 1992; amended 2003, No. 42, §

2, eff. May 27, 2003.)