Operation of the facility shall comply with all of the following operational
(1) Aerobic composting required. The facility shall utilize
functionally aerobic composting methods, although an anaerobic composting
phase may be utilized in the early stages of processing, if it is followed
by a period of functionally aerobic composting.
(2) Pathogen reduction. One of the following protocols shall
be used to reduce pathogens during composting:
(A) Using either the within-vessel composting method or the
static aerated pile composting method, the temperature of the composting materials
shall be maintained at 55 degrees Centigrade or higher for three days; or
(B) Using the windrow composting method, the temperature of
the composting materials shall be maintained at 55 degrees Centigrade or higher
for 15 days or longer. During the period when the composting materials are
maintained at 55 degrees Centigrade or higher, there shall be a minimum of
five turnings of the windrow.
(3) Prohibited substances. Fungicides, herbicides, insecticides
or other pesticides that contain constituents listed in 40 CFR Part 261, Appendix
VIII-Hazardous Constituents or on the Hazardous Substance List as defined
in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
of 1980 (CERCLA) shall not be applied to or incorporated into feedstocks,
in-process materials or processed materials.
(4) The operator of a compost facility shall address the release
of a chemical of concern from a compost facility to any environmental media
under the requirements of Chapter 350 of this title (relating to Texas Risk
Reduction Program) to perform the corrective action.
(5) The facility shall be subject to the requirements of §328.4
of this title (relating to Limitations on Storage of Recyclable Materials)
and §328.5 of this title (relating to Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements).
Source Note: The provisions of this §332.23 adopted to be effective November 29, 1995, 20 TexReg 9717; amended to be effective September 23, 1999, 24 TexReg 7417; amended to be effective September 12, 2002, 27 TexReg 8593