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|Vegetative Waste Burning at Closed Landfills
|The Code of Virginia directs the Department of Environmental Quality to develop policies and procedures to allow for the infrequent burning of vegetative waste at permitted landfills that have ceased accepting wastes but have not been released from post-closure care. This guidance is needed to clarify the amounts and types of materials that may be burned, frequency of burning, and length of burning. Facilities can conduct open burning provided the guidance is followed, including plans and prior DEQ notification. No permit or prior approval is required from DEQ. Landfills may amend their Operations Manual to include open burning as an approved activity. Approval from the local government and fire marshal; site security plan; Emergency/Contingency plan; site maps; and storage and ash management plan will be required in the Operations Manual.
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Posted On 12/22/2011
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