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WAC 173-308-130

Requirements for treatment works located outside of the jurisdiction of the department.

When bulk biosolids or sewage sludge or biosolids in a bag or other container originating from treatment works located on tribal lands, in other states, or in other nations are exported into the state, the requirements of this section must be met.
(1) Bulk biosolids or sewage sludge from a treatment works seeking its own management program within the state must meet the following requirements:
(a) The exporting facility must apply for a permit in accordance with the requirements in WAC 173-308-310 and receive final coverage under a general permit or receive an individual permit prior to exporting biosolids or sewage sludge into the state.
(b) The exporting facility must pay a fee as determined by the criteria specified in WAC 173-308-320.
(2) Bulk biosolids or sewage sludge from a treatment works seeking to transfer its biosolids or sewage sludge to a facility within the state for management or further treatment must meet the following requirements:
(a) The exporting facility must receive written approval from the department prior to exporting biosolids or sewage sludge for the first time.
(b) There must be no sustainable objection to the approval required in (a) of this subsection from the EPA or the local health jurisdiction(s) in the county(s) where the material will be received.
(c) The biosolids or sewage sludge must be exported to a facility with a current permit issued by the department that allows it to accept biosolids or sewage sludge from other facilities.
(d) The receiving facility must maintain any applicable records and certification statements required in WAC 173-308-290 on the biosolids or sewage sludge from the exporting facility and provide such records to the department upon request and in its annual biosolids report.
(e) The exporting facility must pay a fee as determined by the criteria specified in WAC 173-308-320.
(3) Biosolids in a bag or other container must meet the following requirements:
(a) The exporting facility must receive written approval from the department prior to exporting biosolids for the first time.
(b) The biosolids must meet the requirements in WAC 173-308-260.
(4) The exporting facility must be in compliance with any other federal, state, provincial, or local biosolids or sewage sludge laws, regulations, and ordinances.
(5) All other applicable requirements of this chapter must be met.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 70.95J and 70.95 RCW. WSR 07-12-010 (Order 06-06), § 173-308-130, filed 5/24/07, effective 6/24/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.95J.020 and 70.95.255. WSR 98-05-101 (Order 97-30), § 173-308-130, filed 2/18/98, effective 3/21/98.]
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