Md. Code Regs. 26.04.09.05

Current through Register Vol. 51, No. 14, July 12, 2024
Section 26.04.09.05 - Application for Individual Permits
A. Requirements for Application.
(1) An applicant for a natural wood waste recycling facility shall submit a permit application to the Department.
(2) The application shall include:
(a) A description of the project for which approval is requested, including how the requirements in Regulation .07 of this chapter shall be met;
(b) A description of all other applicable permits required under local, State, or federal statutes;
(c) A marketing plan and strategy for the product or products produced at the facility; and
(d) Copies of plans and engineering reports as described in §B of this regulation.
(3) If there is any reason for summary disapproval of the proposed project, the Department shall notify the applicant in writing and advise the applicant of the proper appeal procedures.
(4) The applicant shall submit 11 complete sets of the application to the Department.
B. Plans and Specifications.
(1) The applicant shall submit plans and engineering reports covering the proposed project to the Department as part of the application.
(2) The information contained in these plans and reports shall include:
(a) A map showing the specific location and land use within 1/2 mile of the boundaries of the proposed facility;
(b) Drawings of on-site buildings and other facility structures showing type of construction, layout, and dimensions;
(c) A topographic map of the site that identifies slopes greater than 25 percent, floodplains, wetlands, and aquifer recharge areas;
(d) Drawings showing unloading, product storage, equipment storage, and processing areas;
(e) A site plan designating the property boundaries, existing and proposed facility structures, and roads;
(f) A descriptive statement of processes and technology to be used;
(g) A description of the following:
(i) Major items of equipment including manufacturer, type, model, capacity, and number of units,
(ii) Types and anticipated quantities of natural wood waste to be accepted and processed daily,
(iii) Types of natural wood waste that are not accepted,
(iv) Means by which quantities of materials entering, processed, and leaving the facility are determined,
(v) Geographic areas to be served by the facility,
(vi) Measures that shall be taken to prevent or control ground or surface water pollution, explosions, odors, noise, dust, litter, vectors, and other nuisances,
(vii) Methods of controlling runoff from unloading, storage, and processing areas,
(viii) A description of soil types and depth,
(ix) Employee safety and sanitary facilities including the location of on-site sewage disposal and water supply systems,
(x) Number and types of employees, and
(xi) Hours of operation;
(h) An operations and maintenance manual which identifies the operation in detail, including:
(i) Periodic cleaning and maintenance,
(ii) The methods for handling unacceptable wastes delivered to the processing facility, including how they shall be identified, segregated, and handled before final disposal,
(iii) Employee safety training requirements,
(iv) Procedures for recording and reporting incidents of noncompliance with this chapter,
(v) Methods used to prevent mud, soil, and debris from the facility from entering public roadways, and
(vi) Other contingency plans;
(i) An erosion and sediment control plan that meets the requirements of COMAR 26.09.01 and has been approved by the local soil conservation district or appropriate approving authority;
(j) A grading permit as required by the local jurisdiction;
(k) A description of site security and access control;
(l) An approved and bonded stormwater management plan as required by the local jurisdiction; and
(m) An emergency preparedness manual.
C. Term of License. A natural wood waste recycling facility license shall be issued for a term of 5 years.

Md. Code Regs. 26.04.09.05