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Land Application and Manure Storage Unit Approvals

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Land Application and Manure Storage Unit Approvals

  1. 1. Land Application and Manure Storage Unit Approvals Fred Hegeman and Stephen Warrner DNR & Industry Annual Information Meeting February 8, 2017
  2. 2. Overview 1) Update: land application 2) Guidance: “Discharge of Industrial Liquid Waste into Off-Site Manure Storage Units” 3) Exemption Consideration: industrial sludge to manure storage
  3. 3. Land Application Update
  4. 4. Kudos: Increased Communication Externals • WDPES permitted food industries • WPDES permitted haulers • Land application contract hauler • Consultants Internals • Wastewater specialists (current and former) • Wastewater engineers • IT support
  5. 5. Partnerships Industry Initiatives…  Industry collaboration mtgs.  Professional industry meeting (WILACT)  DNR staff training  Compliance staff  Enforcement staff  Field demonstrations  Improved communication  Reinforce value to industry  Perspective Department Services…  Attend industry mtgs.  Face-to-face facility mtgs.  Regional mtgs.  Statewide mtgs.  Suggest compliance options  Listen  Customer service
  6. 6. Improved Land Application Mgt. Plans  Decreased complaints  Predictable responses  Department expectations  Land applicator expectations  Improved compliance  Accountability within organization  Less “foolish” compliance issues
  7. 7. Standard Operating Procedures  Land application  Site pre-check  Conditions appropriate  Identify restricted areas  Notification  Site post-check  Applicator/Operator guidelines  Restricted area identification  Runoff/ponding  Spill response
  8. 8. Guidance: Discharge of Liquid Industrial Wastewater into Off-Site Manure Storage Units
  9. 9. Objectives of Guidance  Statewide consistency  Predictable responses  Information road map  Communication tool  WW & Runoff Management coordination  Submittal requirements  Transparent review process  Compliance expectations  Reference sources
  10. 10. Guidance Impact Food Industry  Liquid waste generator  Dispose liquid wastes into manure storage units Contract Haulers  Transport liquid wastes for disposal to manure storage units Others  Farmers, Consultants, County Conservation Depts.
  11. 11. Storage Discharge Scenarios  Type of facility  Non WPDES-permitted farms  WPDES permitted farms (CAFOs)  Threshold % discharge  <10%  10-30% (WPDES permitted farms only)  >30% (WPDES permitted farms only) Farm Type
  12. 12. Components of Request Package
  13. 13. 1. 3400-196 Form Wastewater Generator Info Storage Vessel Location Storage Vessel Design Info Wastewater Generator Certification Farmer Certification County Notification
  14. 14. 2. Construction Information  NRCS 313  Co. L&W Conservation  NR 213  Professional Engineer
  15. 15. 3. Aerial Photograph
  16. 16. 4. Photographs for Identification
  17. 17. 5. Wastewater Characteristics • Waste source • Analytical results • Identification: – Chlorides – Nutrients – Cleaners/solvents – Pollutants of concern
  18. 18. Next Steps…  Public Notice Ind. Liquid Waste Guidance  Future guidance documents  Industrial sludge  By-product solids  Septage wastes  Biosolids
  19. 19. Industrial Sludge
  20. 20. Industrial Sludge  Definition: accumulated solids generated during the biological, physical, or chemical treatment, coagulation, or sedimentation of water or wastewater [s. NR 214.02(34) Wis. Adm. Code]
  21. 21. Options for Disposal  Land application  POTW  Landfill  No 10% exemption in s. NR 214.18  Facilities have requested exemption  s. NR 214.06 Wis. Adm. Code  Requirement more stringent than necessary to comply with ch. NR 140 Wis. Adm. Code
  22. 22. Ind. Sludge Exemption Issues  No 10% exemption  Plan/Spec approval (NR 213)  WPDES permit modification  Manure additionally regulated as NR 214 waste  NRCS 590, ATCP 50, NR 214  Additional outfalls  Increased monitoring  Site approvals  Additional reporting
  23. 23. Next Steps Beginning stages…  Gather Stakeholder input  Develop concept  Determine legal authority  Draft guidance  Administration approval  Public notice & feedback  Implement
  24. 24. Questions?

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