DEQ has approved a beneficial use determination that allows Lane Forest Products to use composted street sweepings for soil and compost mixes on nonfood-crop agricultural lands applied at or below agronomic rates. Other approved uses include using the material in highway berms and shoulders, and as seeding medium for landfills, highways, and other commercial applications.
Amendment July 22, 2019: DEQ clarifies beneficial use #2 as to the types of stormwater treatment facilities.
Amendment Feb. 14, 2019: DEQ clarifies the allowed beneficial uses and eliminates the notification to users of the conditions of use for the composted material.
Beneficial Use Determination