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NR 500.03(26p)(a)(a) “CCR pile” means any non-containerized accumulation of solid, nonflowing CCR that is placed on the land.
NR 500.03(26p)(b) (b) “CCR pile” does not include CCR that is stored for beneficial use of CCR or beneficially used under ch. NR 538.
NR 500.03(26s) (26s) “CCR surface impoundment” means a natural topographic depression, man-made excavation, or diked area that is designed to hold an accumulation of CCR and liquids, and the unit treats, stores or disposes of CCR.
NR 500.03(26w)(a)(a) “CCR unit” means any CCR landfill, CCR surface impoundment, lateral expansion of a CCR landfill, or a combination of more than one of these units.
NR 500.03(26w)(b) (b) “CCR unit” includes both new and existing units, unless otherwise specified.
NR 500.03(26y) (26y) “CCR well” means a designated well installed at a CCR landfill whose location and depth have been approved by the department specifically for monitoring purposes under Subtitle D.
NR 500.03(27) (27)“Certificate of deposit" means a certificate issued by a bank or financial institution acknowledging receipt of a specified sum of money in a special kind of time deposit, drawing interest and requiring written notice for withdrawal.
NR 500.03(28) (28)“CFR" means the code of federal regulations.
NR 500.03(29) (29)“Class A compost" means compost derived from source-separated compostable materials that meets the requirements of s. NR 502.12 (16).
NR 500.03(30) (30)“Clay" means all soil particles less than .005 mm.
NR 500.03(30g) (30g)“Clean chipped wood" means unpainted, untreated and unlaminated wood that has been chipped, ground or shredded into small pieces and is free from contamination by bonding agents, dyes, finishes, chemical preservatives, or physical contaminants such as metal or plastic.
NR 500.03 Note Note: Chapter NR 40 governs the identification, classification and control of invasive species in Wisconsin. Proper screening of compost feedstock materials and achievement of appropriate temperatures and residence times can help prevent the spread of viable seeds or other propagules of invasive species through compost.
NR 500.03(30r) (30r)“Clean sawdust" means sawdust from processing of unpainted, untreated and unlaminated wood that is free from contamination by bonding agents, dyes, finishes, chemical preservatives, or physical contaminants such as metal or plastic.
NR 500.03(31) (31)“Clinic" has the meaning given in s. 287.07 (7) (c) 1. a., Stats.
NR 500.03(32) (32)“Closing" has the meaning specified in s. 289.01 (5), Stats.
NR 500.03(33) (33)“Closure" means those actions to be taken by the owner or operator of a solid waste facility to prepare the facility for long-term care and to make it suitable for other uses.
NR 500.03(34) (34)“Closure period" means the 90-day period after the facility ceases to accept waste, unless otherwise specified in the approved plan of operation.
NR 500.03(35) (35)“Closure plan" means a written report and engineering plans detailing those actions that will be taken by the owner or operator to effect proper closure of a solid waste facility.
NR 500.03(36) (36)“Coarse-grained soil environment" means a soil environment in which a majority of the material within 25 feet of the proposed sub-base of the facility has less than 50% by weight passing the #200 sieve and which contains no extensive and continuous deposits of fine-grained or plastic soils.
NR 500.03 Note Note: The determination as to whether a soil environment meets the definition of a coarse-grained soil environment shall be based on an interpretation of soil stratigraphy after consideration is given to the deposition and origin of the deposits and their engineering classification under the unified soil classification system specified in ASTM standard D2487-00 (2000). Copies of the standard may be obtained from ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959, (610) 832-9585, www.astm.org. Copies of the standard are available for inspection at the offices of the department of natural resources, the secretary of state and the legislative reference bureau.
NR 500.03(37) (37)“COD" means chemical oxygen demand.
NR 500.03(38) (38)“Collection" means the physical aggregating of solid waste from its primary source and includes all activities up to such time as the waste is delivered to a facility for transfer, processing, treatment or disposal.
NR 500.03(39) (39)“Collection and transportation service" means a solid waste facility which utilizes containers, vehicles or other means for the collection and transportation of solid waste.
NR 500.03(40) (40)“Collection basin lysimeter" means a device which is constructed with a geomembrane for monitoring the unsaturated zone.
NR 500.03(41) (41)“Commercial solid waste" means all types of solid waste generated by stores, offices, restaurants, warehouses, and other non-manufacturing activities, excluding residential and industrial wastes.
NR 500.03(42) (42)“Company" has the meaning specified in s. 289.41 (1) (b), Stats.
NR 500.03(43) (43)“Completeness determination" means a determination by the department that the minimum submittal requirements established by chs. NR 500 to 538 for a plan or report have been met.
NR 500.03(44) (44)“Compost" means a material which has been decomposed by composting to the extent that the material will not significantly reheat due to action of microorganisms when subjected to optimum oxygen, moisture, nutrients, and thermal conditions.
NR 500.03(44m) (44m)“Compostable" means susceptible to complete decomposition by aerobic biological processes to yield carbon dioxide, water, inorganic compounds, and organic matter, leaving no distinguishable or toxic residue.
NR 500.03(45) (45)“Composting" means the biological degradation and transformation of organic solid waste under controlled conditions designed to promote aerobic decomposition. “Composting" includes vermicomposting.
NR 500.03(46) (46)“Condensate" means the liquid which is generated due to a change in the temperature or pressure of landfill gas.
NR 500.03(47) (47)“Conductivity" means the measurement of a water's ability to transmit an electrical current in micromhos/cm before correcting to 25°C.
NR 500.03(48) (48)“Confining unit" means a geologic formation, group of formations or part of a formation which restricts the movement of groundwater to or from a geologic formation, group of formations or part of a formation with a higher hydraulic conductivity than the confining unit.
NR 500.03(49) (49)“Construct" means to engage in facility construction for a new or expanded solid waste facility including but not limited to the erection or building of new structures, replacement, expansion, remodeling, alteration or extension of existing structures, the acquisition and installation of equipment associated with the new, expanded or remodeled structures, and clearing, grading or liner construction.
NR 500.03(50) (50)“Construction and demolition waste" means solid waste resulting from the construction, demolition or razing of buildings, roads and other structures.
NR 500.03 Note Note: Construction and demolition waste typically consists of concrete, bricks, bituminous concrete, wood, glass, masonry, roofing, siding and plaster, alone or in combinations. It does not include waste paints, solvents, sealers, adhesives or similar materials.
NR 500.03(51) (51)“Construction documentation report" means a written report submitted under the seal of a registered professional engineer in the state of Wisconsin documenting that a solid waste facility has been constructed in substantial compliance with a department approved plan of operation or chs. NR 500 to 538.
NR 500.03(52) (52)“Container" means a manufactured receptacle or man-made receptacle used to confine or hold solid waste.
NR 500.03(53) (53)“Containerized storage facility" means a storage facility designed and operated to use containers for the storage and containment of solid waste. A building which is enclosed on 4 sides and has a floor and roof is considered a container for the purposes of this definition.
NR 500.03(54) (54)“Cultural features" means any structure or landscape alteration intended for use by humans.
NR 500.03(56) (56)“Decontamination" means a process of removing disease-producing microorganisms and rendering an object safe for handling.
NR 500.03(57) (57)“Department" means the department of natural resources.
NR 500.03(58) (58)“Design capacity" means the total volume in-place in cubic yards of solid waste disposed of in a land disposal facility together with daily and intermediate cover utilized in the facility, but not including liner material, drainage blanket, final cover or topsoil.
NR 500.03(59) (59)“Design capacity for a facility which burns municipal solid waste" means the facility's rated capacity or any permit limitation, whichever is less, for burning municipal solid waste. The design capacity for facilities that burn multiple fuel types such as refuse derived fuel, wood and coal will be determined based on the municipal solid waste portion of the fuel.
NR 500.03(60) (60)“Design management zone" has the meaning specified in s. NR 140.05 (6).
NR 500.03(60m) (60m) “Destruction or adverse modification” means a direct or indirect alteration of critical habitat that appreciably diminishes the likelihood of the survival and recovery of threatened or endangered species using that habitat.
NR 500.03(61) (61)“Detection monitoring" means routine groundwater monitoring conducted in accordance with s. NR 507.19.
NR 500.03(62) (62)“Detrimental effect on ground or surface water" means having a significant damaging impact on ground or surface water quality for any present or future consumptive or nonconsumptive uses.
NR 500.03(63) (63)“Director" means the person in the highest ranking position in a medical facility, including but not limited to the administrator, chief executive officer or chair of the board of directors.
NR 500.03(64) (64)“Discarded material" means material that is no longer of use to the generator of the material in the process from which it is generated.
NR 500.03(65) (65)“Discharge area" means an area in which there are upward components of hydraulic head in the aquifer.
NR 500.03(66) (66)“Disinfection" means a process that kills or destroys most disease-producing microorganisms, except spores.
NR 500.03(67) (67)“Displacement" means the relative movement of any 2 sides of a fault measured in any direction.
NR 500.03(68) (68)“Distillate waste product" has the meaning specified in s. 289.44 (1) (a), Stats.
NR 500.03(69) (69)“DMZ" means design management zone.
NR 500.03(70) (70)“DNR" means department of natural resources.
NR 500.03(71) (71)“Dredge material" means any solid waste removed from the bed of any surface water.
NR 500.03(72) (72)“Enforcement standard" has the meaning specified in s. NR 140.05 (7).
NR 500.03(73) (73)“Environmentally sound storage facility" has the meaning specified in s. 289.44 (1) (b), Stats.
NR 500.03(74) (74)“EPA" or “USEPA" means the United States environmental protection agency.
NR 500.03(75) (75)“ES" means enforcement standard.
NR 500.03(76) (76)“Establish" means to bring a new or expanded solid waste facility into existence.
NR 500.03(76m)(a)(a) “Existing CCR landfill” means a CCR landfill that receives CCR both before and after October 19, 2015.
NR 500.03(76m)(b) (b) “Existing CCR landfill” includes a CCR landfill for which construction commenced prior to October 19, 2015, and which receives CCR on or after October 19, 2015, where all of the following occurred:
NR 500.03(76m)(b)1. 1. The landfill owner or operator obtained all federal, state, and local approvals or permits to begin physical construction.
NR 500.03(76m)(b)2. 2. The landfill had a continuous on-site, physical construction program that began prior to October 19, 2015.
NR 500.03(77) (77)“Expand an existing land disposal facility" means to construct a solid waste disposal facility or dispose of solid waste on land not previously licensed or to dispose of an additional volume of waste beyond the volume previously approved by the department. The term also includes the disposal of approved volumes of solid waste on existing licensed land if done in a manner not in accordance with a department plan approval or in a manner significantly different from past operations unless the department approves the proposed changes in writing.
NR 500.03(78) (78)“Facility" means a solid waste facility.
NR 500.03(79) (79)“False groundwater standard exceedance" means a sample result that exceeds a groundwater standard due to a source other than a solid waste disposal facility or due to laboratory or sampling error.
NR 500.03(80) (80)“Fault" means a fracture or a zone of fractures in any material along which strata on one side have been displaced with respect to that on the other side.
NR 500.03(81) (81)“Feasibility report" means a report required under s. 289.23, Stats.
NR 500.03 Note Note: A feasibility report for a specific solid waste facility must describe the facility, surrounding area, and proposed operation in terms of land use, topography, soils, geology, groundwater, surface water, proposed waste quantities and characteristics, preliminary facility design concepts, environmental impacts, the need for the facility and waste reduction and recovery alternatives.
NR 500.03(82) (82)“Field blank" means a sample of reagent grade water which is processed in the field in the same manner as the groundwater samples.
NR 500.03(83) (83)“Fill area" means the area proposed to receive or which is receiving direct application of solid waste.
NR 500.03(84) (84)“Filter pack" means the sand, gravel or both in direct contact with or directly above the well screen.
NR 500.03(85) (85)“Final cover" means cover material that is applied upon closure of a landfill.
NR 500.03(86) (86)“Fine-grained soil environment" means a soil environment in which a majority of the material within 25 feet of the proposed sub-base of the facility has at least 50% by weight passing the #200 sieve and which contains no extensive and continuous deposits of coarse-grained or non-plastic soils.
NR 500.03 Note Note: The determination as to whether a soil environment meets the definition of a fine-grained soil environment shall be based on an interpretation of soil stratigraphy after consideration is given to the deposition and origin of the deposits and their engineering classification under the unified soil classification system specified in ASTM standard D2487-00 (2000). Copies of the standard may be obtained from ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959, (610) 832-9585, www.astm.org. Copies of the standard are available for inspection at the offices of the department of natural resources, the secretary of state and the legislative reference bureau.
NR 500.03(86m) (86m)“Finished compost" means compost that has been processed sufficiently to meet the maturity and stability criteria in Table 2 of s. NR 502.12, and that is ready and suitable for sale, distribution or use.
NR 500.03(87) (87)“Floodplain" means the land which has been or may be hereafter covered by flood water during the regional flood as defined in ch. NR 116, and includes the floodway and the flood fringe as defined in ch. NR 116.
NR 500.03(88) (88)“Food chain crops" means tobacco and crops grown for human consumption, and pasture, forage and feed grain for animals whose products are consumed by humans.
NR 500.03(88m) (88m)“Food residuals" means unconsumed raw or cooked compostable material that results from handling, preparation, cooking, sale or consumption of food, and includes whole, ground and pulped food scraps, as well as compostable food packaging, utensils, tableware, kitchenware, and food containers that meet either the ASTM – D-6400 or the D-6868 standard. “Food residuals" includes vegetable and non-vegetable food residuals, but does not include rendering or slaughterhouse wastes or animal carcasses.
NR 500.03 Note Note: Copies of ASTM standards D-6400 and D-6868 may be obtained from ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959, (610) 832-9585, www.astm.org. Copies of the standard are available for inspection at the offices of the department of natural resources and legislative reference bureau.
NR 500.03(89) (89)“Fracture frequency" means the average number of natural fractures or bedding planes calculated from a rock core collected from a boring.
NR 500.03 Note Note: Fracture frequency is calculated by dividing the number of natural fractures or bedding planes in a rock core by the total length of the core in feet.
NR 500.03(90) (90)“Free liquids" means liquids which readily separate from the solid portion of a waste under ambient temperature and pressure.
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