b) Facilities or disposal practices cannot cause or contribute to the
taking of any endangered species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of
the critical habitat of such species.
c) Facilities of disposal practices cannot cause a pollutant discharge in
violation of the NPDES program or a discharge of dredge/fill material in violation of
Section 404 or the CWA and the Dredge and Fill Program. Furthermore, facilities or
disposal facilities cannot cause nonpoint source pollution that violates an approved
area wide or statewide water quality management plan.
d) Facilities or disposal practices cannot contaminate an under- ground
drinking water source beyond the outermost perimeter of the disposed solid waste as it
would exist at the completion of all disposal activity.
e) Facilities cannot dispose of wastes containing cadmium within 3 feet of
the surface of land used for the production of food-chain crops unless the application
of such wastes complies with the complex requirements of 40 CFR Section 257.3-5,
Criteria for Classification of solid waste disposal facilities and Practices.
f) Facilities or disposal practices must minimize the population of disease
appropriate so as to protect public health.
Facilities or disposal practices cannot engage in open burning.
h) The concentration of explosive gases cannot exceed 25 percent of the
lower explosive limit for such gases in facility structures and cannot exceed the lower
explosive limit at the site boundaries.
i) Facilities or disposal practices cannot pose a hazard to the safety of
persons or property from fires.
j) Facilities located within 10,000 feet of any airport runway used by
turbojet aircraft or within 5,000 feet of any airport runway used only by piston-type
aircraft cannot pose a bird hazard to aircraft.
k) Facilities or disposal practices cannot allow uncontrolled public access
to the facility.
In addition to the solid waste regulations already described, EPA has
drafted solid waste guidelines to describe recommended considerations and practices for
the location, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of solid waste landfill
disposal facilities. EPA has issued a proposed set of guidelines for burial of solid
waste, (Federal Register Volume 44, page 18138, March 26, 1979) but has not yet issued
guidelines for surface impoundments (e.g., ash ponds) or landspreading operations for
solid waste disposal. Recommendations are made in the proposed guidelines for landfill
disposal of solid waste, in the following areas.
Each area is covered in detail. The current set of guidelines shall be
referred to when a solid waste disposal landfill facility is needed.