The requirements in this section apply to both interim and final status facilities. In addition to this section, the applicable provisions of WAC 173-303-800
, and 173-303-806
must be followed. Persons currently authorized with interim status must apply for permits when required by the department (see requirements at WAC 173-303-806
(2) Existing dangerous waste management facilities and interim status qualifications.
(a) Owners and operators of existing dangerous waste management facilities or of dangerous waste management facilities in existence on the effective date of statutory or regulatory amendments under the Hazardous Waste Management Act and RCRA that render the facility subject to the requirement to have a dangerous waste permit must submit part A of their permit application no later than:
(i) Six months after the date of publication of regulations that first require them to comply with the standards set forth in WAC 173-303-400
, or 173-303-525
, or 40 C.F.R. Part 266 Subpart H; or
(ii) Thirty days after the date they first become subject to the standards set forth in WAC 173-303-400
, or 173-303-525
, or 40 C.F.R. Part 266 Subpart H 40 C.F.R., whichever first occurs;
(iii) For generators generating greater than 220 pounds but less than 2200 pounds of dangerous waste in a calendar month and treats, stores, or disposes of these wastes on-site, by March 24, 1987.
(b) The owner or operator of an existing dangerous waste management facility may be required to submit part B of their permit application. The department may require submission of part B if the department has received interim or final authorization; if not, the EPA Regional Administrator may require submission of part B. Any owner or operator will be allowed at least six months from the date of request to submit part B of the application. Any owner or operator of an existing dangerous waste management facility may voluntarily submit part B of the application at any time. Notwithstanding the above, any owner or operator of an existing dangerous waste management facility must submit a part B permit application in accordance with the dates specified in WAC 173-303-805
(8). Any owner or operator of a land disposal facility in existence on the effective date of statutory or regulatory amendments under the Hazardous Waste Management Act or RCRA that render the facility subject to the requirement to have an RCRA permit must submit a part B application in accordance with the dates specified in WAC 173-303-805
(c) Failure to furnish a requested part B application on time, or to furnish in full the information required by the part B application, is grounds for termination of interim status under WAC 173-303-840
(3) Contents of part A of the permit application.
Part A of the final facility permit application must include the following information:
(a) The activities conducted by the applicant that require it to obtain a permit under the Hazardous Waste Management Act;
(b) Name, mailing address, and location, including latitude and longitude of the facility for which the application is submitted;
(c) Up to four NAICS codes that best reflect the principal products or services provided by the facility;
(d) The operator's name, address, telephone number, ownership status, and status as federal, state, private, public, or other entity;
(e) The name, address, and phone number of the owner of the facility;
(f) Whether the facility is located on tribal lands;
(g) An indication of whether the facility is new or existing and whether it is a first or revised application;
(h) For existing facilities:
(i) A scale drawing of the facility showing the location of all past, present, and future treatment, storage, and disposal areas; and
(ii) Photographs of the facility clearly delineating all existing structures, existing treatment, storage, and disposal areas, and sites of future treatment, storage, and disposal areas;
(i) A description of the processes to be used for treating, storing, and disposing of dangerous waste, and the design capacity of these items;
(j) A specification of the dangerous wastes listed or designated under WAC 173-303-070
to be treated, stored, or disposed of at the facility, an estimate of the quantity of those wastes to be treated, stored, or disposed annually, and a general description of the processes to be used for the wastes;
(k) A listing of all permits or construction approvals received or applied for under any of the following programs:
(i) Hazardous waste management program;
(ii) UIC program under the SWDA;
(iii) NPDES program under the CWA;
(iv) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program under the Clean Air Act;
(v) Nonattainment program under the Clean Air Act;
(vi) National Emission Standards for Hazardous Pollutants (NESHAPS) preconstruction approval under the Clean Air Act;
(vii) Ocean dumping permits under the Marine Protection Research and Sanctuaries Act;
(viii) Dredge or fill permits under section 404 of the CWA;
(ix) Other relevant environmental permits, including state permits;
(l) A topographic map (or other map if a topographic map is unavailable) extending one mile beyond the property boundaries of the source, depicting the facility and each of its intake and discharge structures; each of its dangerous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facilities; each well where fluids from the facility are injected underground; and those wells, springs, other surface water bodies, and drinking water wells listed in public records or otherwise known to the applicant within 1/4 mile of the facility property boundary;
(m) A brief description of the nature of the business;
(n) For hazardous debris, a description of the debris category(ies) and contaminant category(ies) to be treated, stored, or disposed of at the facility.
(4) New TSD facilities.
(a) Except as provided in 40 C.F.R. 270.10 (f)(3) for TSCA facilities, no person may begin physical construction of a new TSD facility without having submitted parts A and B of the permit application and having received a finally effective final facility permit.
(b) An application for a permit for a new TSD facility (including both parts A and B) may be filed any time after adoption of those standards in WAC 173-303-630
that apply to such a facility. The application must be filed with the EPA Regional Administrator if at the time of application the state in which the new TSD facility is proposed to be located has not received interim or final authorization for permitting such facility; otherwise it must be filed with the department. Except as provided in paragraph 40 C.F.R. 270.10 (f)(3), all applications must be submitted at least one hundred eighty days before physical construction is expected to begin.
(5)(a) Updating permit applications.
(i) If any owner or operator of a dangerous waste management facility has filed part A of a permit application and has not yet filed part B, the owner or operator must file an amended part A application:
(A) With the EPA Regional Administrator if the department has not obtained interim authorization or final authorization, within six months after the adoption of revised regulations under 40 C.F.R. Part 261 listing or identifying additional hazardous wastes, if the facility is treating, storing, or disposing of any of those newly listed or identified wastes;
(B) With the department, if it has obtained interim authorization or final authorization, no later than the effective date of regulatory provisions listing or designating wastes as dangerous in addition to those listed or designated under the previously approved state program, if the facility is treating, storing, or disposing of any of those newly listed or designated wastes; or
(C) As necessary to comply with provisions of WAC 173-303-805
(7) for changes during interim status. Revised part A applications necessary to comply with the provisions of WAC 173-303-805
(7) must be filed with the department.
(b) The owner or operator of a facility who fails to comply with the updating requirements of (a)(i) of this subsection does not receive interim status as to the wastes not covered by duly filed part A applications.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 70.105, 70.105D, and 15.54 RCW and RCW 70.105.007. 04-24-065 (Order 03-10), § 173-303-803, filed 11/30/04, effective 1/1/05; 00-11-040 (Order 99-01), § 173-303-803, filed 5/10/00, effective 6/10/00.]