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Non-Sewage Waste Transfer Program

Table of Contents

Program Documents

Background

Qualification

Application Process

Contacts

 


Program Documents

Non-sewage Waste Transfer Application Form (print form)

Storage Capacity and Nutrient Management Form (print form)

Non-sewage Waste Transfer Reporting Form (print form)

 


Background

As part of Act 129 of 2020, signed into law by Governor Scott on July 1, 2020, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (AAFM) was directed to regulate the generators or haulers of non-sewage waste who are transporting or arranging for the transport of non-sewage waste to a farm for the deposit into a manure pit or for use as an input in a methane digester.  

 


Qualification

Eligible wastes:

• Non-sewage waste that is transported to a farm for the deposit into either a waste storage facility, or a methane digestor is regulated by AAFM’s Non-sewage Waste Transfer Program.

"Non-sewage waste" means any waste other than sewage that may contain organisms pathogenic to human beings but does not mean stormwater runoff.

 

Ineligible wastes include, but are not limited to:

• Solid wastes as defined by the Solid Waste Management Rules
To learn more about managing solid waste, contact the Department of Environmental Conservation Solid Waste Management Program.
Ben Gauthier: (802) 522-5080  I  Benjamin.gauthier@vermont.gov  

• Food residuals and food processing residuals to be composted in exceedance of 2,000 cubic yards annually
To learn more about managing food residuals to be composted, contact the Department of Environmental Conservation Solid Waste Management Program.
Ben Gauthier: (802) 522-5080  I  Benjamin.gauthier@vermont.gov

• Biosolids, wastewater sludge, septage, water treatment residuals, short paper fiber, or wood ash.
To learn more about managing these residuals, contact the Department of Environmental Conservation Residuals Management & Emerging Contaminants Program.
Eamon Twohig: (802) 490-6189  I  eamon.twohig@vermont.gov 

• Direct land application of non-sewage waste by the hauler/generator
To learn more about direct land application of non-sewage waste, contact the Department of Environmental Conservation Indirect Discharge Program.
Bryan Harrington: (802) 505-0972  I  bryan.harrington@vermont.gov

 


Application Process

Prior to the transfer non-sewage waste to a farm’s manure pit or for use as an input in a methane digester, AAFM requests that the generator or hauler:

     1.  Submit the following application materials:

  • Non-sewage Waste Transfer Application Form - for each waste that you are proposing to transfer.
  • Lab Analysis – analysis of the non-sewage waste that you are proposing to transfer for all of the parameters listed in the table above.
  • Storage Capacity and Nutrient Management Form – for each proposed recipient farm listed on the Transfer Application Form.  Please contact all farms listed on the application form and only include farms that have agreed to receive the waste transfer, and who have indicated that they have adequate storage capacity and land base to accept the waste. 

     2.  If AAFM review indicates that the proposed recipient farm(s) have capacity to accept the proposed waste transport, AAFM will provide Reporting Requirements to the generator or hauler specifying the timeframe for monitoring, reporting, and sampling the waste that is transported and the parameters for sampling.

     3.  The generator or hauler will be asked to submit the Non-sewage Waste Transfer Reporting Form along with required transport reports and waste analysis in the timeframe specified in the Reporting Requirement document.

 


Contacts

For questions regarding application and reporting:

General inquiries: AGR.WQpermits@vermont.gov
Krista Battles, Agricultural Water Quality Specialist: (802) 522-0011 I  Krista.Battles@vermont.gov
Brittany Cole, Agricultural Water Quality Specialist: (802) 522-7413 l  Brittany.Cole@vermont.gov

 

For questions regarding the regulatory statute:

Laura DiPietro, Director Water Quality Division: (802) 595-1990 | Laura.Dipietro@vermont.gov
 

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