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    GUIDANCE

    for Louisiana Solid Waste Permit Application for Type I/Type II Landfills

    Introduction

    This Guidance document has been prepared by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) to assist the permit applicant in completing the Louisiana Solid Waste Permit Application for Type I/Type II Landfills. It should be consulted and utilized prior to providing responses to the information required to be contained in the application.

    The Louisiana Solid Waste Permit Application for Type I/Type II Landfills provides information to the LDEQ Waste Permits Division to be used along with other information in making a decision on the permit application. Additionally, the information

    provided in the application is used by the DEQ to assess potential pollution from a proposed facility or modification and the measures that will be used to control the pollution. The measures used for pollution control must meet all applicable laws and

    regulations.

Authority to request this information is contained in the Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 33. Copies of this regulation are

    available from the LDEQ Regulation Development and Remediation Section of the Legal Division or on the LDEQ website at: http://www.deq.louisiana.gov/portal/Default.aspx?tabid=1674.

    Scope

    The Louisiana Solid Waste Permit Application for Type I/Type II Landfills form is intended to apply to a single geographical location of a facility. Facilities in geographically dispersed locations should be treated separately for the purpose of determining

    when to submit an application. Submit a separate application for each facility whenever an application is necessary.

    General

    Do not write information in the top or left side margin of the application form as file folder bindings may cover the information.

Do not alter the permit application form in any way, except as directed by this Guidance and instructions included in the Louisiana

    Solid Waste Permit Application for Type I/Type II Landfills.

All chemical testing required for this application shall be in accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or other

    applicable standards approved by the administrative authority and must be conducted in accordance with the Louisiana Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (LELAP) requirements under LAC 33:I.Subpart 3.

All geotechnical testing required for this application shall follow the standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials

    (ASTM) and must be conducted in accordance with the LELAP requirements under LAC 33:I.Subpart 3.

    When to Submit an Application

    Applications for Type I/Type II Landfills are submitted primarily for one of the following reasons: (1) to obtain a permit for a new

    facility; (2) to modify an existing facility with an effective permit; (3) to obtain a permit for an existing facility operating without a

    permit but is now being made subject to the regulations; or (4) to renew a permit for an existing facility.

    To avoid unnecessary delays, applications should be submitted as far in advance as possible before construction of the facility or

    modification. Some construction projects require prior approval of LDEQ Divisions other than the Waste Permits Division. Permit application review times vary depending on the complexity of the application, the completeness of the application, and/or

    the current workload of the Waste Permits Division. However, be advised that, “No new permitted solid waste facilities shall be

    constructed or operated without approval issued by the administrative authority in accordance with these regulations.

    (LAC 33:VII.509.A.5, emphasis added)

    What Should be Submitted

    Submit three paper copies of the application (including one original application) and three electronic copies (on compact discs)

    addressed to the attention of the current Assistant Secretary of the Office of Environmental Services or the current Administrator

    of the Waste Permits Division at the following address (LAC 33:VII.513.C.2.a):

    Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

    Office of Environmental Services

    Waste Permits Division

    Post Office Box 4313

    Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313

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    Attach a proof of payment for the waste permit application fee to the original application. See Section 5 for more details.

Keep a photocopy of the application and attachments for your records.

    Basis for Estimations

    All estimates used in responses to the application must be supported by calculations and/or any supporting information and shall

    be submitted with the application.

    Acceptable Answers

    If certain questions or fields in the application are not applicable, indicate "none" or "not applicable" (N/A). Terms such as "not

    significant," "nil," "trace," etc. are not appropriate.

The applicant must submit a completed application containing all relevant required information at the time the permit application

    is submitted. Submission of insufficient or undefined responses and/or information will result in the inability of the LDEQ to issue

    a permit based on an incomplete permit application. Failure to accurately complete the permit application may subject the application to suspension, notice of deficiency(ies) (NODs), and/or potential enforcement action.

    If there are any questions about the required information to be submitted in the permit application, contact the Waste Permits Division at (225) 219-3181.

    Professional Engineer Required

    In accordance with LAC 33:VII.711.B.1, facility plans, specifications, and operations represented and described in the permit application shall be prepared under the supervision of and certified by a professional engineer, licensed in the state of Louisiana.

    Common Definitions

    Terms used in the application and/or in this Guidance document shall have the same meanings as defined in the solid waste

    regulations in LAC 33:VII.115. Relevant terms from LAC 33:VII.115 are included below. Additional terms shall have the following meanings:

    Agency Interest (AI) Number A unique identifier assigned to each facility by LDEQ. Existing facilities in the state have AI numbers assigned to them. New facilities will be assigned an AI Number after LDEQ receives the application.

    Commercial Solid Waste All types of solid waste generated by stores, offices, restaurants, warehouses, and other nonmanufacturing activities, excluding residential and industrial solid wastes.

    Facility The actual land and associated appurtenances used for storage, processing, and/or disposal of solid wastes, but possibly consisting of one or more units. (Any earthen ditches leading to or from a unit of a facility and that receive solid waste are

    considered part of the facility to which they connect, except for ditches lined with materials capable of preventing groundwater

    contamination. The term facility does not necessarily mean an entire industrial manufacturing plant.)

    Industrial Solid Waste Solid waste generated by a manufacturing, industrial, or mining process, or that is contaminated by solid waste generated by such a process. Such waste may include, but is not limited to, waste resulting from the following manufacturing processes: electric power generation; fertilizer/agricultural chemicals; food and related products; byproducts; inorganic chemicals; iron and steel manufacturing; leather and leather products; nonferrous metals manufacturing/foundries; organic chemicals; plastics and resins manufacturing; pulp and paper industry; rubber and miscellaneous plastic products; stone,

    glass, clay, and concrete products; textile manufacturing; and transportation equipment. This term does not include hazardous waste regulated under the Louisiana hazardous waste regulations or under federal law, or waste that is subject to regulation under

    the Office of Conservation's Statewide Order No. 29-B or by other agencies.

IT Requirements/ IT Questions The “IT Requirements” or “IT Questions” are five requirements [see Save Ourselves v. Envtl.

    Control Comm'n, 452 So. 2d at 1152, 1157 (La. 1984)] that both the permit applicant and the LDEQ consider during certain permit application processes. Although the five requirements have been expressed as three requirements (see Rubicon Inc., 670 So.

    2d at 475, 483 (La. App. 1 Cir 1996), rehearing denied), the requirements remain basically the same whether stated as five or as

    three. The “IT Requirements” must satisfy the issues of whether:

    1) the potential and real adverse environmental effects of the proposed project have been avoided to the maximum extent

    possible;

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    2) a cost benefit analysis of the environment impact costs balanced against the social and economic benefits of the project

    demonstrate that the latter outweighs the former;

    3) there are alternative projects or alternative sites or mitigating measures, which would offer more protection to the

    environment than the proposed project without unduly curtailing nonenvironmental benefits to the extent applicable.

    Landfill A facility for the disposal of solid waste, other than landfarm(s) or surface impoundment(s), that disposes of solid waste by placing it on or into the land surface and usually also compacting and covering with suitable cover material to a depth and at a

    frequency sufficient to control disease vectors and odors and in a manner that protects human health and the environment.

    Major Modification Any change in a site, facility, process or disposal method, or operation that substantially deviates from the permit or tends to substantially increase the impact of the site, facility, process or disposal method, or operation on the environment. See Section 1 for criteria.

Minor Modification Any modification that does not meet the criteria for a major modification.

    Permittee/Permit Holder A person who is issued a permit and is responsible for meeting all conditions of the permit and these regulations at a facility.

    Residential Solid Waste Any solid waste (including garbage, trash, yard trash, and sludges from residential septic tanks and wastewater treatment facilities) derived from households (including single and multiple residences, hotels and motels, bunkhouses,

    ranger stations, crew quarters, campgrounds, picnic grounds, and day-use recreation areas).

    Site The physical location, including land area and appurtenances, of an existing or proposed storage, processing, or disposal facility. A site may consist of a number of facilities, each subject to a permit to process or dispose of solid waste.

    TEMPO An acronym standing for Tools for Environmental Management and Protection Organizations. This is the main computer database program used by LDEQ to store data and generate permits on all facilities and units.

    Type I Facility A facility used for disposing of industrial solid wastes (e.g., a landfill, surface impoundment, or landfarm). (If the facility is used for disposing of residential or commercial solid waste, it is also a Type II facility.)

    Type II Facility A facility used for disposing of residential and/or commercial solid waste (e.g., a landfill, surface impoundment, or landfarm). (If the facility is used for disposing of industrial solid waste, it is also a Type I facility.)

    Unit of a Facility A designated area of a facility wherein solid waste is, has been, or will be processed, stored, or disposed.

    Guidance for Completing the Permit Application

    The following instructions should be used in completing the permit application form. The numbers, letters, and headings provided

    in this Guidance correspond to the numbers, letters, and headings contained in the application form.

1. Facility and Permit Applicant Information (LAC 33:VII.519.B.1 and 519.G)

    Facility name Enter the name of the facility.

Agency Interest (AI) number Enter the AI Number, if known. Otherwise, enter “unknown” into this field. If this facility has an

    AI number and it is not provided, it may delay the processing of the permit application.

Mailing address, city, state, zip code Enter the mailing address of the facility.

    Type of application Check the box indicating the application type for the requested permit. New applications should be requested when the facility plans to open a new landfill. Renewal applications should be requested when the facility is renewing

    an existing permit at the end of the permit term. Modifications should be requested when the facility wants to make a change to its

    existing permit.

    Major modifications occur when the change meets any of the following criteria (LAC 33:VII.517.B.1):

    ; a change in the types (e.g., commercial, industrial, or residential) of waste to be received at a facility (e.g., where

    a facility is modified to accept industrial waste);

    ; an increase in the volume or rate of waste to be received at a facility (weekly tonnage and/or yearly tonnage);

    ; a physical expansion of the service area;

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    ; an increase in the capacity of the facility;

    ; an extension of the operating hours or days of operation;

    ; a change to the facility that may have an impact on traffic patterns (e.g., new entrance);

    ; a reduction in the number of groundwater sampling parameters or the number of groundwater monitoring wells;

    ; a lateral or vertical expansion of the permitted area(s) for waste disposal, except for vertical expansion that

    would result in no net increase of in-place volume; or

    ; other changes that would make the permit less stringent.

Proof of publication Attach proof of publication of public notice for facilities requesting a new or renewal permit as

    Attachment 1. The notice shall be published in the official state journal, The Advocate, and the official journal of the parish in

    which the facility is located. Wording for the public notice is as follows (insert the appropriate information in the parenthesized

    sections):

    Notice is hereby given that (name of applicant) does intend to submit to the Louisiana Department of Environmental

    Quality, Office of Environmental Services, Waste Permits Division, an application for a (new or renewal) solid waste

    permit to operate a (type of solid waste facility) in (parish name), Range (x), Township (x), Section (x), which is

    approximately (identify the physical location of the site by direction and distance from the nearest town). Comments

    concerning the facility may be filed with the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality at the

    following address: Office of Environmental Services, Waste Permits Division, Post Office Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA

    70821-4313.

    Type and purpose of operation Check the box indicating the landfill type. If both types apply, check both boxes.

    Operational status of site and facility Check the box indicating the operational status of the site and the facility. See the “Common Definitions” section for specifics.

    Individual/Company-Name of owner Enter the name of the company that owns the facility or process unit. Check the box provided if this entry will be the permittee/permit holder.

    Individual/Company-Name of operator Enter the name of the company that operates the facility or process unit, if this company is different from the one listed in the Company Name of owner field. Check the box provided if this entry will be the permittee/permit holder.

Parent company Enter the name of the parent company of the company listed in the Company Name of owner field, if one

    exists. Check the box provided if this entry will be the permittee/permit holder.

    Ownership status Check the box that best describes the ownership of the facility. If the facility is leased, list the number of years of the lease in the blank and attach a copy of the lease as Attachment 2.

Ownership Check the box that describes the type of entity that owns the facility.

    Solid waste permit or Order to Upgrade number If this is an application for a renewal, a modification of an existing permit, or an application for a new permit for a facility that was issued an Order to Upgrade, enter the permit number, including the renewal

    number, (e.g., P-0121, P-0432R1) or Order to Upgrade (OU) number (OU-0273) in the field. If this is a new facility and has no permit or order to upgrade number, enter N/A in the blank.

    Solid waste facility number Enter the solid waste identification number (e.g., GD-016-5483) in this field. If this is a new facility and has no solid waste facility number, enter N/A in the blank.

Total site acreage Provide the total acreage for the site. This includes the facility‟s disposal area and all other land associated

    with the entire site.

Acreage to be used for disposal Provide the total acreage of the disposal area.

    Anticipated proposed remaining life Provide the number of months/years that the facility is expected to accept waste.

Maximum proposed capacity Provide the maximum capacity remaining in both cubic yards and wet tons.

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    History of solid waste permitting actions Provide a history of permitting actions for the landfill. Historical permitting actions include, dates of permit issuance, dates of modification approvals, a description of the approved modification, any parts of the

    landfill that have been closed in accordance with the solid waste regulations, and the dates of closure and post-closure activities.

    Units in the permit application List the names of all units (e.g., cell 6, pond 2A) included in the permit application.

    Solid waste units at the site List all solid waste units present at the site that have permits. If they are currently permitted, the list should include their names and the permit to which they are associated, (e.g., cell 6 P-0125R2).

    Environmental permits issued List, in chronological order, each environmental permit (e.g., 404 permit, coastal use permit, etc.) issued to this site, its permit number, and date of issuance. Begin with the first permit issued and end with the most recent. The

    list should include permits from LDEQ and other agencies. This list should include only permits for this site. Permits for other

    sites that are owned by the same company or owner should be listed in Section 6.A

    Environmental permits applied for List, in chronological order, each environmental permit for which the applicant has applied or intends to apply, for this site.

2. Physical Location and Process Description (LAC 33:VII.519.B.1 and 519.G)

    Nearest town (in the same parish as the facility) Enter the closest town in the same parish as the facility (even if the facility is

    more commonly associated with a town in another parish).

Parish(es) Enter the parish(es) in which the facility is located.

Geographic location Enter in the spaces provided the Section, Township, and Range of the facility.

GPS coordinates Enter in the spaces provided the Latitude and Longitude (in decimal degrees) of:

    ; the centerpoint of the facility,

    ; the centerpoint of each unit of the facility (also list the name of the unit), and

    ; the front gate of the site.

    The GPS coordinates of the centerpoint of each unit (landfill, surface impoundment, etc.) and the front gate of the facility are

    useful site information.

    Physical location Provide the physical address and location description in the space provided. Ensure that the address provided is accurate and up-to-date. Provide driving directions if no physical address exists. These directions should originate from the

    nearest intersection of highways. An example of an acceptable set of driving directions is as follows: From the intersection of

    US Hwy 165 & LA Hwy 10 in Oakdale, LA, travel E on Hwy 10 (Oakdale Road) for 2 miles. Turn S onto Kings Rd (Parish Road 1025). Travel approximately 3.5 miles to the facility, which will be on the left side of the road.”

    Site operations Provide a brief description of how the site operates to accomplish its primary business function. For example, The landfill is used to hold waste from the production of oils and lubricants from the ABC Inc Baton Rouge Refinery. Material

    disposed of in the landfill is generally catalysts and/or desiccants; catalyst supports; process and/or construction wastes. or “The

    landfill takes in municipal and commercial waste from the East Baton Rouge Parish.”

    Modification/Changes Provide a brief summary of the facility modifications or changes proposed by the application. If there are no modification or changes proposed, indicate this in the space provided.

3. Local Zoning (LAC 33:VII.513.B.2, 519.B.1.m, and 519.G)

    Zoning classification Provide the zoning classification of the land on which the facility sits at the time of the application submittal. If no zoning exists, provide a letter from the parish that states this.

    Local zoning authority Provide the name of the local zoning authority authorized to zone land where the facility is located.

Local zoning authority contact, address, city, zip, and business phone Provide the contact information for the local zoning

    authority.

Documentation Attach documentation for zoning as Attachment 3. Check the box for the information that best describes the

    documentation attached. Zoning documentation should be current (recommended no older than 18 months) for renewal permit

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applications and modifications that require an expansion of the footprint of the facility. If the facility is a Type I landfill accepting

    waste from off-site (other than from a sister facility) or a Type II landfill, then attach written documents as required by LAC

    33:VII.513.B.2 as Attachment 3.

4. Confidentiality (LAC 33:I.Chapter 5 and VII:513.C.2.f)

    Check the box provided to indicate if confidentiality is requested for any information submitted. See LAC:33.I.Chapter 5 for a list

    of all information that cannot be held confidential. If confidentiality is requested, remove all sections of the permit application

    subject to the request and submit them separately from the rest of the permit application under a request for confidentiality in

    accordance with LAC 33:I.503 to the Office of the Secretary at the address below. Written justification to substantiate the confidentiality request must accompany the request. Requests for confidentiality should be sent directly to the following address:

Office of the Secretary

    Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

    Post Office Box 4301

    Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4301

    On the application form, provide the name(s) of the section(s) of the permit application that have been removed and submitted separately to the above address.

5. Fee Information (LAC 33:VII.513.C.2.d, 1501, and 1505)

    Check the box indicating the method of payment and provide the check, money order, or receipt number in the blank provided. Attach the check, money order, or copy of the receipt (if paid online) as Attachment 4. Checks or money orders should be made

    payable to “Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality,” and attached to the completed application. Do NOT attach copies

    of this check to any documents submitted to LDEQ. Do NOT send cash. Check the box for the appropriate fee.

    For questions regarding fees, call the LDEQ Customer Service Center at 225-219-LDEQ (5337) or Toll Free at 1-866-896-LDEQ (5337). To pay fees online, visit http://business.deq.louisiana.gov/ or http://www.deq.louisiana.gov/epay.

6. LAC 33:I.1701 Requirements (LAC VII:33.519.E)

    The LAC 33:I.1701 Requirements section must be completed when applying for an initial permit, permit renewal, modification, or change of ownership. Answering the questions provided on the application is a sufficient response; the applicant does not need to

    attach a separate form to fulfill the 1701 Requirements.

    A. Other environmental permits Check the box indicating whether or not the applicant has any federal or state environmental

    permits identical to, or of a similar nature to, the permit for which the application is being made. If yes, list the permits

    (other then the ones in Section 1) held in Louisiana after the first question and any federal and/or state (other than Louisiana)

    permits in the second box. This includes all permits held by the company or owner, but not specific to the site being permitted

    in this application. For example, ABC Co. owns two sites, one in Baton Rouge, and one in New Orleans. Each site has their

    own unique permits; these permits would be listed here.

    B. Outstanding fees or penalties Check the box indicating if the applicant owes any outstanding fees or final penalties to LDEQ.

    Outstanding fees do not include fees that have recently been invoiced and are not yet due. If yes, explain the reasons why

    the fee or penalty has not yet been paid in the space provided.

    C. Corporation or limited liability company Check the box indicating whether the company is a corporation or limited liability

    company (LLC). If yes, attach a copy of your company‟s Certificate of Registration and/or a Certificate of Good Standing

    as Attachment 5. These certificates can be obtained from the Secretary of State for the State of Louisiana. See the Secretary

    of State‟s website for more information: http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/.

7. Certification and Signatures (LAC 33:VII.519.B.1.q, 519.B.3.a, and 711.B.1)

    Certification of responsible official Enter the name, title, company, address, and phone number of the Responsible Official. The Responsible Official must meet the requirements of LAC 33:VII.115. The Responsible Official shall sign and date signifying his/her agreement with the certification statement. This signature is required for all permit applications. If this signature is not

    provided, the permit application will not be considered administratively complete.

    Certification of application preparer Enter the name, title, company, address, phone number, and email address of the Application Preparer. The Application Preparer shall sign and date signifying his/her agreement with the certification statement.

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This signature is required for all permit applications. If this signature is not provided, the permit application will not be considered

    administratively complete.

    Certification of professional engineer A Louisiana Registered Professional Engineer must certify the application per LAC 33:VII.711.B.1. The engineer's name, title, company, address, phone number, and Louisiana registration number should be entered. The Professional Engineer shall sign and date signifying his/her agreement with the certification statement. The engineer‟s seal should also be prominently displayed on the page. If the signature and seal are not provided, the permit application will not be considered administratively complete.

8. Facility Contact Information/Personnel (LAC 33:VII.519.G)

    List the names and contact information for each section. Select the primary contact for technical questions pertaining to the permit

    application by checking the box labeled “Primary Contact” next to the contact‟s name.

    Manager of facility who is located at the site List the on-site manager of the facility. If the facility is not manned by a full-time staff, list the contact information for a person who can be available to be on-site during inspections, emergency events, or other

    such instances.

    On-site contact regarding waste permit List the on-site solid waste (landfill) contact for the facility. If the facility is not manned by a full-time staff, list the contact information for a person who is able to speak for the facility about the waste permit (landfill).

Person to whom written correspondence should be directed List the person to whom written correspondence generated during

    the solid waste permitting process can be forwarded. A copy of all written correspondence will be sent to the Responsible Official

    (listed in Section 7) as well, regardless.

Person to contact regarding Annual Maintenance Fees **Optional** List the person who can be contacted regarding annual

    solid waste permit maintenance fees by selecting the appropriate box (a, b, or c) or providing the person‟s contact information, if different from a, b, or c. If no person is specified in this field, the Responsible Official (listed in Section 7) will be contacted for

    this purpose.

    It is NOT required to list any personal contact information, such as personal email addresses or personal cellular phone numbers. This section is intended to convey work-related contact information to LDEQ. The applicant may choose to provide personal contact information if desired, but it is NOT required.

    If the personnel mentioned in this section do not have an email address, note this in the appropriate blank. LDEQ strongly encourages applicants to include email addresses for the personnel mentioned in this section in order to facilitate a rapid line of

    communication during the permit application process. Failure to supply these email addresses may lead to longer application processing periods.

9. Enforcement Actions (LAC 33:VII.519.G)

    The purpose of this section is to determine any requirements, conditions, or limitations that have been imposed upon the facility

    pursuant to any enforcement actions, settlement agreements, and/or consent decrees so that, if appropriate, they can be incorporated into the permit. Check yes, if the facility has been issued and/or entered into any such actions. Provide a summary of all actions as Attachment 6. The summary should include all federal and state enforcement actions, settlement agreements, and/or consent decrees issued to and/or entered into by this facility. Include the regulatory agency that issued the enforcement

    action, or entered into the settlement agreement or consent decrees along with the dates of issuance or agreement. The issued date

    is the date of the signature or final signature (for settlements) of the appropriate official(s) at the issuing agency(ies) signed the

    document.

If no such enforcement actions exist, check “no. Then respond to the second question, which is “has the facility been issued any

    enforcement actions or entered into any settlement agreements and/or consent decrees within the last three years?” This includes

    actions from all media. If yes, provide a summary of these actions outlined above and attach as Attachment 6.

Please note, it is not necessary to update this information during the permit review process, unless an enforcement action is issued

    that incorporates terms and conditions that must be incorporated into the permit.

10. Waste Description and Service Areas (LAC 33:VII.519.B.1.n and o)

    A. Maximum quantities of waste disposed Fill out the table, indicating the maximum amount of waste disposed of (or predicted

    to be disposed of for new applicants) from each waste type. The quantities should be listed in both wet tons/week and wet

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    tons/year. If an amount is listed for the waste type „Other,‟ describe the waste (e.g., woodwaste, construction and demolition debris).

    B. Percentage of waste received List the approximate percentage of waste that is received (or predicted to be received for new applicants) from onsite, offsite from generators within Louisiana, and offsite from generators outside of Louisiana.

    C. Service area Check the box that most appropriately describes the service area of the landfill. If only certain parishes are serviced, check the box for each parish served. If other locations, such as cities, are serviced, check the box for other and

    fill in the blank with the appropriate answer. If “other” is checked, provide an answer that lists the specific parishes, cities, etc. serviced. Do not provide an answer such as “all parishes within a 200-mile radius. If this is the case, select each parish

    individually.

    11. Location Information (LAC 33:VII.513.B.3-5, 519.B.1.r, and 709.A)

    Airports

    A. Nearest airport Give the distance to the nearest airport, even if this distance is greater than five (5) miles. Please note,

    according to La. R.S. 30:2040(1), no residential, commercial, or construction and demolition disposal facility may be

    permitted within 10,000 feet of the Acadiana Regional Airport operations area, if such a facility is not in compliance with

    local zoning ordinances.

    B. Disposal of putrescible waste Check the box that indicating if the facility disposes of putrescible waste. Putrescible

    waste is defined as waste that is “susceptible to rapid decomposition by bacteria, fungi, or oxidation, creating noxious

    odors” (LAC 33:VII.115.A).

    If yes, check the box that indicates whether or not the facility is within 10,000 feet of a public-use airport used by

    turbojet aircraft and check the box that indicates whether or not the facility is within 5,000 feet of a public-use airport

    used by piston-type aircraft.

    C. Airports within five miles If the facility is a Type II landfill, check the box that indicates whether or not the facility is

    located within five miles of an airport runway.

D. Airport and FAA notification If the answer is yes to any of Sections 11.B 11.D, attach a copy of the notifications

    sent to the airport(s) within the affected area and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as Attachment 7.

    Notifications should state if the landfill disposes of Type II and/or putrescible waste. It is recommended the notifications

    for new facilities be no older than 12 months. It is recommended the letter be dated within the last five years and that a

    letter be submitted, if needed, to the appropriate agency(ies) at least 90 days prior to submittal of the solid waste

    application.

    Master Plan

    E. Area master plan Attach an area master plan as Attachment 8. The area master plan should include location maps

    and/or engineering drawings. The maps shall, at a minimum, show the current site, road network, major drainage

    systems, drainage flow patterns, location of the closest population centers, the nearest public-use airport (if disposing of

    putrescible waste) within a five mile radius, the location of the 100-year flood plain, and any other pertinent information.

    The maps or drawings should be legible and large enough to show the nearest town located in the same parish as the

    facility. Clearly display the name of each of these landmarks. Include all pertinent map symbols such as scale, north

    arrow, legend, and any other pertinent information. Include a list of any references used to obtain the information.

    F. Facility access Provide a description of the access to the site. Access to the site shall be by all-weather roads capable of

    meeting the demands of the facility. Description should include how the facility will avoid congestion, sharp turns,

    obstructions, or other hazards conducive to accidents. Surface roadways shall be able to withstand the weight of

    transportation vehicles.

    Traffic and Land Use

    G. Traffic flow letter Attach as Attachment 9 a letter from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

    (LDOTD) or other appropriate agency(ies) regarding the impact on traffic flow. The letter should state that the facility

    will not have a significant negative impact on the traffic flow of area near the site and construction, maintenance, or

    proposed upgrading of the nearby roads is adequate to withstand the weight of the transportation vehicles. It is

    recommended the letter be dated within the last five years and that a letter be submitted, if needed, to the appropriate

    agency(ies) at least 90 days prior to submittal of the solid waste application.

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    H. Land use within three miles Provide a description of the existing land use, since the most recent census, within a three

    mile radius of the facility. The land uses shall include, but are not limited to, residential; health-care facilities; schools;

    agricultural; industrial and manufacturing; other commercial; recreational; and undeveloped. An approximate percentage

    for each land use is acceptable. Provide the source used for this information (e.g., U.S. Census Bureau).

I. Aerial photograph Attach a current aerial photograph that is representative of the current land use as Attachment 10.

    The scale should be at least a one mile radius of the area surrounding the facility, clearly marked, and of sufficient scale

    to depict all pertinent features. Include all pertinent symbols such as scale, north arrow, legend, and any other pertinent

    information. The photograph should be legible. A source for the information should be provided.

    Population

    J. Population and population density Provide a description of the estimated population and population density within a

    three mile radius of the facility. A source for the information should be provided (e.g., U.S. Census Bureau). The latest

    census figures should be used. If using a software program to determine this information, it should use the latest census

    figures and this should be stated in the application.

    Environmental Characteristics

    K. Sensitive areas within 1,000 feet Check the box indicating if the facility is located within 1,000 feet of any of the

    following: wetlands, estuaries, wildlife-hatchery areas, habitats of endangered species, archaeological sites, historic sites,

    publicly-owned recreations areas, and any other similar critical environmental areas. Facilities can contact the following

    agencies to determine if their facility is located within 1,000 feet of any of these sensitive areas: the U.S. Army Corps of

    Engineers (Corps), the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries (LDWF), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and

    the Louisiana Department of Culture, and Recreation & Tourism (LDCRT). If the answer is yes, attach a description of

    the measures that will be implemented to prevent impacts to these areas from landfill operations as Attachment 11. This

    description should also include a list of all the known areas within 1,000 feet of the facility.

    L. Sensitive areas documentation Attach the documentation received from the appropriate state and federal agencies to

    substantiate the information provided in Section 11.K as Attachment 12. It is recommended the letters be dated within

    the last five years and that they be submitted, if needed, to the appropriate agency(ies) at least 90 days prior to submittal

    of the solid waste application.

    M. Start of waste acceptance Check the box that indicates when the facility began receiving waste in relation to October 9,

    1993.

    N. Wetland determination If the wetland determination (attached in 11.L) from the Corps indicates there are wetlands

    present within 1,000 feet of the facility, check the box indicating whether the facility has a 404 Permit from the Corps. If

    yes, attach a copy of the permit as Attachment 13. If no, check the box indicating whether the facility has applied

    for a 404 Permit. If yes, attach a copy of the application and proof of submittal as Attachment 13.

    Wells and Faults

    O. Map of shot holes, seismic lines, and wells Attach as Attachment 14 a scaled map that shows the location of all shot

    holes, seismic lines, and wells. This map should include wells within the facility and within 2,000 feet of the facility

    perimeter. This section requires a map with the borders of the facility marked and paralleling the borders at a distance of

    2,000 feet with another boundary indicating the study area. It is important to note the facility is not the site, rather it is the

    area being permitted and this area can in turn have more than one unit. Therefore, the study area boundary is an area

    2,000 feet in all directions from the facility boundary to be permitted.

    Wells on this map will include private water wells and oil and gas wells, operating or abandoned. In addition, simply

    contacting a state agency for information on shot holes and seismic lines is not acceptable. Up-to-date information on

    shot holes and seismic lines should be obtained from local government agencies such as the Louisiana Department of

    Natural Resources (LDNR), and any oil companies or seismograph survey companies that have conducted oil and/or gas

    exploration activities in the area. Up-to-date information on water wells and oil and gas wells should be obtained from

    the LDNR SONRIS database.

P. Map of water wells Attach as Attachment 15 a scaled map showing the location of all water wells (including private

    water wells) within one mile of the facility perimeter. Water wells included on this map will be associated with public

    water systems or will be for industrial or agricultural use.

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Q. Methods to prevent adverse effects from shot holes, seismic lines, and/or wells Check the box indicating if there are any

    shot holes, seismic lines, and/or wells located within the facility. Provide the source for this information. If yes,

    provide a plan describing the methods that will be used to prevent adverse effects to the environment from the shot holes,

    seismic lines, and/or wells located within the facility. See the instructions for 11.O.

R. Map of nearby faults Attach as Attachment 16 a scaled map showing the location of all recorded faults within the

    facility and within one mile of the facility perimeter. State or large regional scale maps shall not be the sole source for

    fault information as small faults may not be indicated on such maps. Professional literature should be investigated for

    more detailed work completed in the area of the subject site and federal and state agencies should be contacted for

    unpublished works. Information on faults may be obtained from available published information to include "Fault and 1 100K Map Series and other maps published by the Louisiana Geological Survey (LGS); Salt Map of South Louisiana; "

    publications by the Geological Society of America and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists; and oil and

    gas field maps available from the LDNR. The depths of faults associated with oil and gas fields or salt domes should be

    noted.

    S. Existing faults through the facility Check the box indicating if there are any existing faults extending through the

    facility. A source for the information should be provided. If yes, refer to the map(s) provided in the response to 11.R

    and provide other geophysical map(s) or refer to the cross sections provided under 20.E. Attach a discussion of measures

    that will be taken to mitigate adverse effects as Attachment 17. Measures to protect those areas can include describing

    impermeable soils at the base of the unit, liners, and groundwater monitoring activities.

    T. Existing faults within 200 feet Check the box indicating if there are any existing faults within 200 feet of the facility that

    have had displacement in Holocene time. The geophysical maps and site cross sections should be evaluated to determine

    the age of the faulting, along with other published sources of information. See instructions for 11.R and 11.S. If yes,

    attach as Attachment 18 a demonstration that an alternate setback distance of 200 feet will prevent damage to the

    structural integrity of the unit and will be protective of human health and the environment.

    Seismic Impact

    U. Presence of seismic impact zones Check the box indicating if the facility is located within a seismic impact zone.

    Provide a source for this information, whether or not it is an impact zone. If yes, attach as Attachment 19 a

    demonstration that the facility will be designed and operated to withstand stresses caused by the maximum ground motion

    on all structural components, including liners; leak-detection systems; leachate collection, treatment, and removal systems;

    final covers; and run-on/run-off systems. Seismic impact zones are defined as areas with a ten percent or greater

    probability that a maximum horizontal acceleration in lithified earth material, expressed as a percentage of the earth‟s

    gravitational pull (g), will exceed 0.10 g in 250 years. Information on seismic impact zones should be obtained from the

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

    Unstable Areas

    V. Presence of unstable areas Check the box indicating whether the facility is located in an unstable area and provide the

    source of this information. If yes, attach as Attachment 20 an evaluation to ensure that all structural components are

    evaluated and will continue to function as designed and required by the regulations in the event of differential settlement.

    When evaluating whether an area is unstable, the applicant must consider, at a minimum, the following information:

    ; on-site or local soil conditions that may result in significant differential settling,

    ; on-site or local geologic or geomorphological features, and

    ; on-site or local human made features or events (both surface and subsurface).

    Utilities

    W. Presence of utilities Attach as Attachment 21 a map showing all pipelines, power lines, and rights-of-way. The map

    should be legible and the name of each of these landmarks shall be clearly labeled. Define all pertinent map symbols

    such as scale, north arrow, legend, and any other pertinent information. Include a list of any references used to obtain the

    information.

    Emergency Response

    X. Emergency response plan approval Attach a copy of the approval letter from the State Fire Marshal‟s Office as

    Attachment 22. This letter should state that the facility‟s emergency response plan has been approved per LAC

     1 by W.E. Wallace, published in 1966 by Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, Vol. 16.

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