Register March 2013 No. 687
Chapter NR 660
HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT: GENERAL
Subchapter A — General
NR 660.01   Purpose, scope and applicability.
NR 660.02   Availability of information and confidentiality of information.
NR 660.07   Notification of hazardous waste activities.
Subchapter B — Definitions
NR 660.10   Definitions.
NR 660.11   Incorporation by reference.
Subchapter C — Rulemaking Petitions
NR 660.20   General.
NR 660.21   Petitions for equivalent testing or analytical methods.
NR 660.22   Petitions to amend ch. NR 661 to exclude a waste produced at a particular facility.
NR 660.23   Petitions to amend ch. NR 673 to include additional hazardous wastes.
NR 660.30   Variances from classification as a solid waste.
NR 660.31   Standards and criteria for variances from classification as a solid waste.
NR 660.32   Variances to be classified as a boiler.
NR 660.33   Procedures for variances from classification as a solid waste or to be classified as a boiler.
NR 660.40   Additional regulation of certain hazardous waste recycling activities on a case-by-case basis.
NR 660.41   Procedures for case-by-case regulation of hazardous waste recycling activities.
subch. A of ch. NR 660 Subchapter A — General
NR 660.01 NR 660.01 Purpose, scope and applicability.
NR 660.01(1)(1) This chapter provides definitions of terms, general standards and overview information applicable to chs. NR 660 to 679.
NR 660.01(2) (2) In this chapter:
NR 660.01(2)(a) (a) Section NR 660.02 sets forth the rules that the department will use in making information it receives available to the public and sets forth the requirements that generators, transporters, or owners or operators of treatment, storage or disposal facilities shall follow to assert claims of business confidentiality with respect to information that is submitted to the department under chs. NR 660 to 679.
NR 660.01(2)(c) (c) Section NR 660.10 defines terms which are used in chs. NR 660 to 679.
NR 660.01(2)(d) (d) Section NR 660.20 establishes procedures for petitioning the department to amend, modify or revoke any provision of chs. NR 660 to 679 and establishes procedures governing the department's action on the petitions.
NR 660.01(2)(e) (e) Section NR 660.21 establishes procedures for petitioning the department to approve testing methods as equivalent to those prescribed in ch. NR 661, 664 or 665.
NR 660.01(2)(f) (f) Section NR 660.22 references procedures for petitioning EPA to amend subch. D of ch. NR 661 to exclude a waste from a particular facility.
NR 660.01 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06.
NR 660.02 NR 660.02 Availability of information and confidentiality of information.
NR 660.02(1) (1) A vailability of information. Any information provided to or obtained by the department under chs. NR 660 to 679 in the administration of s. 287.15 or 299.53, Stats., or ch. 291, Stats., will be made available to the public to the extent and in the manner authorized by ss. 19.31 to 19.39, Stats., and s. NR 2.195.
NR 660.02(2) (2) Confidentiality of information. Any person who submits information to the department according to chs. NR 660 to 679 may seek confidential status for part or all of that information, except emission data, by following the procedures set forth in s. 291.15 or 299.55, Stats., and s. NR 2.19. Information granted confidential status will be disclosed by the department only to the extent, and by means of the procedures, set forth in s. 291.15 or 299.55, Stats., and s. NR 2.19. However, if no application for confidential status accompanies the information when it is received by the department, it may be made available to the public without further notice to the person submitting it.
NR 660.02 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06.
NR 660.07 NR 660.07 Notification of hazardous waste activities.
NR 660.07(1)(1) New activities. Any person who generates or transports hazardous waste, or owns or operates a facility for the treatment, storage or disposal of hazardous waste, shall notify the department of the activities using EPA Form 8700-12.
NR 660.07(2) (2)Existing activities. Any person who, after the effective date of a rule that makes the person subject to regulation under chs. NR 660 to 679, generates or transports hazardous waste, or owns or operates a facility for the treatment, storage or disposal of hazardous waste shall notify the department of the activities using EPA form 8700-12 within 90 days of the effective date of the rule, unless the person has previously notified EPA or the department.
NR 660.07(3) (3)Separate forms. A separate EPA notification form shall be submitted to the department for each generation site, transportation service and hazardous waste facility.
NR 660.07 Note Note: EPA notification form 8700-12 may be obtained from:
NR 660.07 Note http://www.epa.gov/wastes/inforesources/data/form8700/8700-12.pdf or the department by E-mail: waste.management@dnr.state.wi.us or phone: (608) 266-2111, or Fax: (608) 267-2768.
NR 660.07 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06.
subch. B of ch. NR 660 Subchapter B Definitions
NR 660.10 NR 660.10 Definitions. Terms not defined in this section or elsewhere in chs. NR 660 to 679 have the meanings given them in ch. 291, Stats. When used in chs. NR 660 to 679, the following terms have the following meanings:
NR 660.10(1) (1) "Above ground tank" means a device meeting the definition of "tank" in this section and that is situated in such a way that the entire surface area of the tank is completely above the plane of the adjacent surrounding surface and the entire surface area of the tank (including the tank bottom) is able to be visually inspected.
NR 660.10(2) (2) "Active life" of a facility means the period from the initial receipt of hazardous waste at the facility until the department receives certification of final closure.
NR 660.10(3) (3) "Active portion" means that portion of a facility where treatment, storage or disposal operations are being or have been conducted after August 1, 2006 and which is not a closed portion.
NR 660.10 Note Note: See also "closed portion" and "inactive portion".
NR 660.10(4) (4) "Ancillary equipment" means any device including, but not limited to, such devices as piping, fittings, flanges, valves and pumps, that is used to distribute, meter or control the flow of hazardous waste from its point of generation to a storage or treatment tank or tanks, between hazardous waste storage and treatment tanks to a point of disposal onsite, or to a point of shipment for disposal off-site.
NR 660.10(5) (5) "Aquifer" means a geologic formation, group of formations or part of a formation capable of yielding a significant amount of ground water to wells or springs.
NR 660.10(6) (6) "Authorized representative" means the person responsible for the overall operation of a facility or an operational unit (i.e., part of a facility), e.g., the plant manager, superintendent or person of equivalent responsibility.
NR 660.10(7) (7) "Battery" means a device consisting of one or more electrically connected electrochemical cells which is designed to receive, store and deliver electric energy. An electrochemical cell is a system consisting of an anode, cathode and an electrolyte, plus such connections (electrical and mechanical) as may be needed to allow the cell to deliver or receive electrical energy. The term battery also includes an intact, unbroken battery from which the electrolyte has been removed.
NR 660.10(8) (8) "Boiler" means an enclosed device using controlled flame combustion and having all of the characteristics in par. (a) or the characteristic in par. (b):
NR 660.10(8)(a)1.1. The unit shall have physical provisions for recovering and exporting thermal energy in the form of steam, heated fluids or heated gases.
NR 660.10(8)(a)2. 2. The unit's combustion chamber and primary energy recovery sections shall be of integral design. To be of integral design, the combustion chamber and the primary energy recovery sections (such as waterwalls and superheaters) shall be physically formed into one manufactured or assembled unit. A unit in which the combustion chamber and the primary energy recovery sections are joined only by ducts or connections carrying flue gas is not integrally designed; however, secondary energy recovery equipment (such as economizers or air preheaters) need not be physically formed into the same unit as the combustion chamber and the primary energy recovery section. The following units are not precluded from being boilers solely because they are not of integral design: process heaters (units that transfer energy directly to a process stream), and fluidized bed combustion units.
NR 660.10(8)(a)3. 3. While in operation, the unit shall maintain a thermal energy recovery efficiency of at least 60%, calculated in terms of the recovered energy compared with the thermal value of the fuel.
NR 660.10(8)(a)4. 4. The unit shall export and utilize at least 75% of the recovered energy, calculated on an annual basis. In this calculation, no credit shall be given for recovered heat used internally in the same unit. (Examples of internal use are the preheating of fuel or combustion air, and the driving of induced or forced draft fans or feedwater pumps).
NR 660.10(8)(b) (b) The unit is one which the department has determined, on a case-by-case basis, to be a boiler, after considering the standards in s. NR 660.32.
NR 660.10(9) (9) "Carbon regeneration unit" means any enclosed thermal treatment device used to regenerate spent activated carbon.
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