Register April 2018 No. 748
Chapter NR 258
MEAT PRODUCTS
NR 258.01   Purpose.
NR 258.02   Applicability.
NR 258.03   Definitions.
NR 258.04   Compliance with effluent limitations and standards.
NR 258.06   Application of effluent limitations and standards.
NR 258.10   Effluent limitations, best practicable treatment.
NR 258.11   Effluent limitations, best available treatment.
NR 258.12   Standards of performance.
NR 258.13   Pretreatment standards.
NR 258.01 NR 258.01Purpose. The purpose of this chapter is to establish effluent limitations, standards of performance, and pretreatment standards for discharges from the meat products category of point sources and subcategories thereof.
NR 258.01 Note Note: The authority for promulgation of this chapter is set forth in ch. NR 205.
NR 258.01 History History: Cr. Register, June, 1976, No. 246, eff. 7-1-76.
NR 258.02 NR 258.02Applicability. The effluent limitations, standards of performance, and pretreatment standards in this chapter are applicable to pollutants or pollutant properties in discharges resulting from operations of facilities in any of the following subcategories as defined in s. NR 258.03:
NR 258.02(1) (1) Simple slaughterhouse,
NR 258.02(2) (2) Complex slaughterhouse,
NR 258.02(3) (3) Low-processing packinghouse,
NR 258.02(4) (4) High-processing packinghouse,
NR 258.02(5) (5) Small processor,
NR 258.02(6) (6) Meat cutter,
NR 258.02(7) (7) Sausage and luncheon meat processor,
NR 258.02(8) (8) Ham processor,
NR 258.02(9) (9) Canned meat processor, and
NR 258.02(10) (10) Renderer.
NR 258.02 History History: Cr. Register, June, 1976, No. 246, eff. 7-1-76.
NR 258.03 NR 258.03Definitions. The following definitions are applicable to terms used in this chapter. Definitions of other terms and meanings of abbreviations are set forth in ch. NR 205.
NR 258.03(1) (1) “Slaughterhouse” means a plant that slaughters animals and has as its main product fresh meat as whole, half or quarter carcasses or smaller meat cuts.
NR 258.03(2) (2) “Complex slaughterhouse” means a slaughterhouse that accomplishes extensive byproduct processing, usually at least 3 of such operations as rendering, paunch and viscera handling, blood processing, hide processing, or hair processing.
NR 258.03(3) (3) “Simple slaughterhouse” means a slaughterhouse which accomplishes very limited byproduct processing, if any, usually no more than 2 of such operations as rendering, paunch and viscera handling, blood processing, hide processing, or hair processing.
NR 258.03(4) (4) “Packinghouse” means a plant that both slaughters animals and subsequently processes carcasses into cured, smoked, canned or other prepared meat products.
NR 258.03(5) (5) “High-processing packinghouse” means a packinghouse which processes both animals slaughtered at the site and additional carcasses from outside sources.
NR 258.03(6) (6) “Low-processing packinghouse” means a packinghouse that processes no more than the total animals killed at that plant, normally processing less than the total kill.
NR 258.03(7) (7) “Small processor” means an operation that produces up to 6000 pounds per day of any type or combination of finished products.
NR 258.03(8) (8) “Meat cutter” means an operation which fabricates, cuts, or otherwise produces fresh meat cuts and related finished products from livestock carcasses at rates greater than 6000 pounds per day.
NR 258.03(9) (9) “Sausage and luncheon meat processor” means an operation which cuts fresh meats, grinds, mixes, seasons, smokes, or otherwise produces finished products such as sausage, bologna, and luncheon meats at rates greater than 6000 pounds per day.
NR 258.03(10) (10) “Ham processor” means an operation which manufactures hams alone or in combination with other finished products at rates greater than 6000 pounds per day.
NR 258.03(11) (11) “Canned meat processor” means an operation which prepares and cans meats such as stew, sandwich spreads, or similar products alone or in combination with other finished products at rates greater than 6000 pounds per day.
NR 258.03(12) (12) “Renderer” means an independent or off-site rendering operation conducted separate from a slaughterhouse, packinghouse, or poultry dressing or processing plant which manufactures at rates greater than 75,000 pounds per day meat meal, tankage, animal fats or oils, grease, and tallow, and may cure cattle hides, but excluding marine oils, fish meal, and fish oils.
NR 258.03(13) (13) “LWK” means live weight killed and is the total weight of the total number of animals slaughtered during the time to which the effluent limitations apply, i.e., during any one day or any period of 30 consecutive days.
NR 258.03(14) (14) “ELWK” means equivalent live weight killed and is the total weight of the total number of animals slaughtered at locations other than the slaughterhouse or packinghouse, which animals provide hides, blood viscera or renderable materials for processing at that slaughterhouse, in addition to those derived from animals slaughtered on site.
NR 258.03(15) (15) “Oil and grease” means those components of process wastewater amenable to measurement by the method described in “Methods for Chemical Analysis of Water and Wastes,” 1971, EPA, Analytical quality Control Laboratory, page 217. Copies of this publication are available for inspection at the office of the department of natural resources, the secretary of state's office, and the office of the legislative reference bureau, and may be obtained for personal use from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 20460.
NR 258.03(16) (16) “Raw material” or “RM” means for a renderer the basic input materials composed of animal and poultry trimmings, bones, meat scraps, dead animals, feathers and related usable byproducts.
NR 258.03(17) (17) “Tallow” means a product made from beef cattle or sheep fat that has a melting point of 40º C or greater.
NR 258.03(18) (18) “Tankage” means dried animal byproduct residues used in feedstuffs.
NR 258.03(19) (19) “Finished product” means as appropriate;
NR 258.03(19)(a) (a) For a small processor such final manufactured products as fresh meat cuts, hams, bacon or other smoked meats, sausage, luncheon meats, stew, canned meats, or related products,
NR 258.03(19)(b) (b) For a meat cutter such final manufactured products as meat cuts including but not limited to steaks, roasts, chops, or boneless meats.
NR 258.03(19)(c) (c) For a sausage and luncheon meat processor such final manufactured products as fresh meat cuts including steaks, roast, chops, or boneless meats, bacon or other smoked meats (except hams) such as sausage, bologna or other luncheon meats, or related products except canned meats,
NR 258.03(19)(d) (d) For a ham processor such final manufactured products as fresh meat cuts including steaks, roasts, chops, or boneless meat, smoked or cured hams, bacon, or other smoked meats, sausage, bologna or other luncheon meats except canned meats, or
NR 258.03(19)(e) (e) For a canned meat processor such final manufactured products as fresh meat cuts, including steaks, roasts, chops, or boneless meat, hams, bacon, or other smoked meats, sausage, bologna, or other luncheon meats, stews, sandwich spread, or other canned meats.
NR 258.03 History History: Cr. Register, June, 1976, No. 246, eff. 7-1-76; correction made to (15) under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., Stats., Register April 2013 No. 688.
NR 258.04 NR 258.04Compliance with effluent limitations and standards. Discharge of pollutants from facilities subject to the provisions of this chapter may not exceed, as appropriate:
NR 258.04(1) (1) By July 1, 1977 effluent limitations representing the degree of effluent reduction attainable by the application of the best practicable control technology currently available;
NR 258.04(2) (2) By July 1, 1983 effluent limitations representing the degree of effluent reduction attainable by the application of the best available technology economically achievable;
NR 258.04(3) (3) Pretreatment standards for discharges to publicly owned treatment works;
NR 258.04(4) (4) Standards of performance for new sources.
NR 258.04 History History: Cr. Register, June, 1976, No. 246, eff. 7-1-76; r. and recr. Register, August, 1983, No. 332, eff. 9-1-83.
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