This guidance document describes the recommended content of permit applications and plans submitted to the Department of Environmental Quality. It is intended to serve as a technical resource for the regulated community.
This guidance document applies principally to municipal solid waste landfill facilities permitted under OAR 340-93-050 and regulated under OAR 340 Division 94. Much of the guidance will also be relevant and helpful in preparing applications and plans for non-municipal landfill and other solid waste facilities.
Document is guidance
This document represents technical guidance from the Department with the intent of assisting landfill permittees and others in the preparation of permit applications and associated plans. Nothing in this document is intended to be binding upon the permittee. This document does not have the force of law or rule.
Compliance with Oregon Revised Statutes 459 and 459A and with Oregon Solid Waste Regulations, OAR Chapter 340 Divisions 93 through 97 is required of permittees and all others whose activities fall under the purview of those statutes and rules.
Organization of applications and plans
The Department recommends that permit applications and plans follow the organization suggested in this guidance. Using this organization will facilitate Department review and approval of documents.
Comments on guidance
The Solid Waste Program intends to review and update this guidance document periodically to assure it remains clear and current.
Comments on the guidance are welcomed, and should be forwarded to:
Department of Environmental Quality
Solid Waste Program
4026 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE
Salem, OR 97302
Toll free in Oregon: 800-349-7677
This guidance document is organized in sections relevant to landfill siting, characterization, design, construction, operation, monitoring, and closure. Each section is designed to assist an existing or potential landfill operator in meeting Department expectations.
Identify the topic of interest and refer to the appropriate guidance section. Note that many sections are inter-related, and pertinent information may be in multiple sections.
Navigate through each section using:
- How to respond,
- In this section (describes the content of the section), and
- Additional resources.
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