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Land-Based Indirect Discharge Non-Sewage

RULES    The Indirect Discharge Rules(IDR), Chapter 14 of the Environmental Protection Rules became effective on April 30, 2003 and contain the requirements for permitting the land-based disposal of non-sewage wastes such as those resulting from food processing.   Subchapter 4 contains information pertaining to how to apply for an initial Indirect Discharge Permit and how to apply for renewal of an issued permit or permit amendment.  Subchapter 4 also contains information for permitting sewage disposal systems.

GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS      The Vermont Guidelines for the Land Application of Dairy Processing is a good place to start when considering a land application program for food processing wastes.

FEES   Please refer to the Fee document for information regarding administrative fees, as well as application review and operating fees associated with Indirect Discharge Permits.

HOW TO APPLY/FORMS   The application form to use is the Permit Application Form WR-82. In addition to the form(s), please be sure to submit all required supplemental information.

REVIEW PROCESS/APPEALS       Subchapter 5 of the IDR describes the application review process for all Indirect Discharge Permits.  At the conclusion of the public notice period and after consideration of additional information received during the public notice period on the draft permit, the Vermont ANR will make a final determination to issue or to deny the permit. 

Pursuant to 10 V.S.A. Chapter 220, any appeal of this decision must be filed with the clerk of the Environmental Court within 30 days of the date of the decision.  The appellant must attach to the Notice of Appeal the entry fee of $262.50, payable to the State of Vermont.  The Notice of Appeal must specify the parties taking the appeal and the statutory provision under which each party claims party status; must designate the act or decision appealed from; must name the Environmental Court; and must be signed by the appellant or their attorney.  In addition, the appeal must give the address or location and description of the property, project or facility with which the appeal is concerned and the name of the applicant or any permit involved in the appeal.   The appellant must also serve a copy of the Notice of Appeal in accordance with Rule 5(b)(4)(B) of the Vermont Rules for Environmental Court Proceedings.  

For further information, see the Vermont Rules for Environmental Court Proceedings, available online at www.vermontjudiciary.org.  The address for the Environmental Court is:

2418 Airport Road - Suite 1
Barre, VT  05641
Tel.  # 802-828-1660

During the public notice period for a draft indirect discharge permit, copies of the draft permit and associated documents can be found on our decisions page.   Final determinations relative to any application for an indirect discharge permit can be found on this page also.

COPIES OF FINAL PERMITS     Click here for a list of all final permits. If you need assistance finding a final permit please send an e-mail request to ANR.DWGWPIndirectPermits@state.vt.us and specify the project name, town and permit number in the subject line.   You can also contact anyone in the Indirect Discharge Permit Section by phone for assistance.

CERTIFIED OPERATORS    The Indirect Discharge Rules require a certified operator for the land application of food processing wastes where the wastes are spread directly onto farm fields.  A certified operator is not required for disposal of food processing wastes into farm digesters or manure pits.  Information regarding operator certification can be on the Watershed Management’s Operator Certification page.

COMPLIANCE     The Indirect Discharge Section expects full compliance with the conditions contained in Indirect Discharge Permits and has established standard procedures for dealing with compliance issues which strive to obtain voluntary compliance by permittees.  The Section’s Significant Non-Compliance Policy provides examples of significant non-compliance which would merit a referral to the Department’s Compliance and Enforcement Division for resolution.

NEED HELP?    Please contact us for further information and assistance.

 

 

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