Md. Code Regs. 26.04.09.07

Current through Register Vol. 51, No. 14, July 12, 2024
Section 26.04.09.07 - General Requirements and Operating Procedures
A. Buildings, Screens, or Buffers. In order to ensure compliance with Regulation .03A(1) of this chapter, the Department may require that the natural wood waste recycling facility conduct processing activities involving unloading, separation, reduction, or alteration in one or more of the following ways:
(1) In an enclosed building;
(2) Screened from adjoining properties; or
(3) Buffered from adjoining properties at a distance determined by the Department.
B. Processing Conditions.
(1) Processing areas shall be located at least 50 feet from any property line.
(2) Markets for the raw material or products produced by the natural wood waste recycling facility shall be identified and available before processing.
(3) Aerobic conditions shall be maintained and controlled during composting of vegetative materials.
C. Access Roads. A natural wood waste recycling facility shall have an all-weather access road negotiable by emergency vehicles, loaded delivery vehicles, or other vehicle transportation from the entrance gate of the facility to loading and unloading areas.
D. Environmental Protection. A natural wood waste recycling facility shall control dust resulting from the operation at all times. The facility shall confine all wood waste to approved unloading, processing, or storage areas at the facility.
E. Supervision. A natural wood waste recycling facility shall operate under the direct supervision and control of a responsible individual. The individual supervising shall be present at all times during the operation of the facility.
F. Emergency Preparedness Manual.
(1) The facility shall have a written emergency preparedness manual that is:
(a) Maintained at the facility at all times; and
(b) Submitted to the Department with its natural wood waste recycling facility permit application or NOI to operate under the conditions of the general permit.
(2) Once the manual is accepted by the Department, the manual becomes part of the permit.
(3) The natural wood waste recycling facility shall update its emergency preparedness manual:
(a) If a change in the operations of the natural wood waste recycling facility occurs;
(b) If the Department requires a change; or
(c) If the Department requests an update.
(4) This emergency preparedness manual shall, at a minimum, contain:
(a) A list of names and telephone numbers of the persons to contact in the event of a fire, flood, or other emergency involving the facility;
(b) A list of emergency response equipment present at the facility or available for use at the facility, the location of the equipment, and how the equipment shall be used in the event of a fire or other emergency;
(c) The procedures facility personnel shall follow from discovery of an emergency until the situation is corrected, including the measures to minimize the occurrence, recurrence, or spread of fires, explosions, and releases;
(d) The location of known water supplies, fire hydrants, dry chemical extinguishers, or other materials that may be used for fire fighting purposes;
(e) Provision for reporting emergency situations to the Department without delay; and
(f) Provision for familiarizing all employees with the requirements of the emergency preparedness manual.
(5) Any changes shall be reported in writing to the Department within 30 days of occurrence.
G. Cleanliness and Sanitation.
(1) A natural wood waste recycling facility shall maintain clean and sanitary conditions on the site.
(2) A natural wood waste recycling facility shall confine natural wood waste to designated storage areas when not being processed.
(3) A natural wood waste recycling facility shall control accumulations of natural wood waste in a manner that minimizes odors and nuisances and prevents infestation by insects, rodents, or other vectors.
H. Fire Control. A natural wood waste recycling facility shall store natural wood wastes indoors or outdoors in accordance with the requirements of the State Fire Marshal's Office. The permittee shall provide appropriate on-site fire control equipment in addition to additional fire-fighting equipment made available through prior arrangements with the local fire department.
I. Information Posted. A natural wood waste recycling facility shall post a statement of the days and hours of operation at the entrance of the facility.
J. Personnel and Equipment. A natural wood waste recycling facility shall maintain adequate personnel and equipment on site at all times to ensure the proper operation and prompt attention to correct problems associated with the construction and maintenance of the facility.
K. Access Control. A natural wood waste recycling facility shall control access to the facility at all times and adequately close entrances when the site is not in operation.

Md. Code Regs. 26.04.09.07