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Subpart 1.

General requirements.

An owner or operator must prepare and maintain a contingency action plan at the solid waste management facility. The contingency action plan must identify occurrences that would endanger human health and the environment and must establish procedures that would minimize hazards to human health and the environment. The contingency action plan must contain the information in subpart 3 and the contingency requirements for the particular facility.

Subp. 2.

Implementation of plan.

Within the period specified in the approved contingency action plan, the owner or operator must implement the provisions of the plan that would minimize the adverse effects to human health or the environment from vandalism, fires, explosions, failure or collapse of artificial or natural dikes, or liners, water quality violations, surface drainage problems, air emission violations, and other releases.

Subp. 3.

Content of contingency action plan.

The contingency action plan must contain the following:


an identification of the possible events that may require corrective actions such as violations of intervention limits or water quality standards, failure of design features, settlement of completed areas, and surface drainage problems;


a description of the actions, the sequence and the timetable in which they will be taken, and the costs associated with each corrective action;


the equipment needed to repair each condition and the on-site and off-site availability of the equipment;


any prior arrangements with contractors;


scheduled and unscheduled down times for maintenance at the facility; and


an estimated cost for each action, for the most severe action that may be needed, and all actions.

Subp. 4.

Amendment of contingency action plan.

The owner or operator must review and amend the contingency action plan whenever:


the solid waste management facility permit is reissued;


a failure or release occurs for which the plan did not provide an appropriate response; or


the design, construction, operation, or maintenance of the solid waste management facility changes so that the response needed to a failure or release changes.

Subp. 5.

Copies of contingency action plan.

A copy of the contingency action plan and revisions to the plan must be submitted to the commissioner with the permit application. After modification or approval, compliance with the plan must be a condition of any permit issued, and the plan must be retained at the solid waste management facility.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 115.03; 116.07


13 SR 1150

Published Electronically:

September 7, 2006