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(1) An applicant for a minor compost facility license shall submit to the department an application for a license. On a form provided by the department, the applicant shall provide at least the following information:

(a) the name, address, and telephone number of each owner or operator, and of one or more persons having the authority to take action in the event of an emergency;

(b) the name of the compost facility, and its physical address, legal description, location with respect to the nearest inhabited area, and the mailing address if different from physical address;

(c) documentation of ownership of the property or documentation demonstrating the applicant has the property owner's approval to operate a minor compost facility on the property;

(d) latitude and longitude of the proposed location;

(e) site map and vicinity map, including facility layout and any drainages;

(f) total acreage of the proposed facility and the total acreage to be used for the composting process;

(g) maximum operational capacity and a description of the types and estimated quantities of feedstock to be composted; seed material or compost starter, if used; in-process compost; and finished compost on-site;

(h) an operation and maintenance plan as required by ARM 17.50.1712;

(i) a closure plan as required by ARM 17.50.1718; and

(j) the type of composting process used and the final use of the finished compost.

(2) After review of the application, the department may request any other information necessary to protect human health and the environment.

(3) An applicant shall submit with the application a copy of a proposed policy of general liability insurance to cover bodily injury or property damage to third persons caused by sudden accidental occurrences at the facility that meets the requirements of ARM 17.50.1114.


History: 75-10-204, MCA; IMP, 75-10-204, MCA; NEW, 2017 MAR p. 285, Eff. 3/11/17.

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