9215.0615 Source-Separated Organic Materials Composting


Published: 2015

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9215.0615 SOURCE-SEPARATED ORGANIC MATERIALS COMPOSTING.


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Subpart 1.

Content.

Counties, districts, or multicounty areas proposing to develop, implement, or use source-separated organic materials composting programs must include in the plan information on the source-separated organic materials composting programs that are being used or proposed to be used to manage all or a portion of the organic materials generated in the county, district, or multicounty area.


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Subp. 2.

Policies and goals.

The plan must contain a description of the county, district, or multicounty area goals and policies on source-separated organic materials composting.


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Subp. 3.

Existing source-separated organic materials composting programs.

The plan must contain a description of the existing collection system used to collect source-separated organic materials, the amount and types of source-separated organic material collected annually, the generators of the material, the location of the composting facility, the composting methods employed, the financial and staff commitment, and the finished compost marketing efforts.


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Subp. 4.

Environmental and public health impacts.

The plan must consider and evaluate known and potential environmental and public health impacts. The plan must include a proposed course of action to alleviate those impacts. For existing facilities, the results of compost testing must be used to evaluate the quality of the finished compost and propose methods to reduce contaminant levels. The plan must include a history of the results of inspections and monitoring by the appropriate state regulatory agency and an assessment of the operational safety at the facility during the past five years.


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Subp. 5.

Specific programs to be developed.

The plan must describe any new or existing source-separated organic materials composting programs that the county, district, or multicounty area proposes to maintain, expand, or implement in the next ten years, including a description of the proposed collection system used to collect source-separated organic materials, the amount and types of source-separated organic material to be collected annually, the generators of the material, the location of the proposed composting facility, the composting methods to be employed, the finished compost marketing strategy, and the responsible persons and estimated annual staff time necessary to implement and manage the programs.


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Subp. 6.

Program budget.

The plan must estimate the annual cost to be incurred by the county, district, or multicounty area in implementing and maintaining source-separated organic materials composting programs, including itemized capital, operating, and maintenance costs.


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Subp. 7.

Schedule of implementation.

The plan must include a schedule for implementation of the proposed source-separated organic materials composting programs described in this part.