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7011.1255 PLAN TO SEPARATE SOLID WASTES CONTAINING MERCURY.

Subpart 1.

Preparing mercury waste separation plan.

If a mercury waste separation plan is required by part 7007.0501 or 7011.1210, the waste combustor owner or operator must prepare a plan to identify, separate, and collect before combustion solid wastes which contain mercury.

Subp. 2.

Contents of plan.

The plan shall, at a minimum, include the collection of household batteries, electrical devices and switches, electric lighting components, and solid wastes from laboratories where mercury is used, and shall include a plan to identify, separate, and collect before combustion other significant sources of mercury.

The plan shall also contain:

A.

the name and title of the person responsible for implementing the plan;

B.

an identification of solid waste streams and generators targeted under the plan;

C.

a description of the methods that will be used to separate and dispose of mercury-containing solid wastes, including the name of the person or persons responsible for identifying, separating, collecting, transporting, recycling, and disposing of the separated mercury-containing solid waste stream;

D.

an estimate of the number of pounds per year of mercury that will be removed from the solid waste stream when the plan is implemented; and

E.

a description of the methods to be used to generate public awareness of the mercury separation plan and to generate public participation and cooperation.

Subp. 3.

Periodically revising plan.

Except for Class C waste combustors, in each application for reissuance of a permit, or every five years for Class IV waste combustors, the plan shall be revised to improve identification, separation, and collection before combustion of mercury from the solid waste stream. The Class C waste combustor owner or operator must submit an updated plan to the commissioner every year after initial issuance of a permit under chapter 7007. The updated plan must identify improvements that have been made to the plan to increase identification, separation, and collection before combustion of mercury from the solid waste stream. If no changes are being made, the Class C waste combustor operator must state that no changes are being made for that year.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 116.07

History:

18 SR 2584

Published Electronically:

April 3, 2019