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(1) An application for a TENORM waste management system license must contain an operation and maintenance plan that complies with ARM Title 17, chapter 50, subchapters 5 and 11, excluding ARM 17.50.1109, and that includes:

(a) types of wastes that will be accepted;

(b) procedures and equipment that accurately measure radiation exposure that will be used for gate screening;

(c) procedures for onsite sampling and testing;

(d) procedures for waste characterization that:

(i) comply with "Requirements for the Characterization of TENORM Wastes" Montana DEQ – Solid Waste Program (Revised June 2020); and

(ii) state how results must be recorded, utilized, and maintained;

(e) documentation of exposure rates measured onsite at the time of delivery in accordance with ARM 17.50.1803(1)(a);

(f) procedures for rejecting waste;

(g) procedures for dust monitoring and control;

(h) an inventory of radiation survey equipment;

(i) calibration procedures for radiation detection and monitoring equipment and documentation of calibration records, including:

(i) annual calibration for radiation detection and monitoring instruments done by a laboratory licensed by an agreement state or NRC; and

(ii) daily source and background check procedures for radiation detection and monitoring equipment, as appropriate;

(j) a radiation health and safety plan developed by a health physicist to provide onsite facility knowledge necessary to comply with the requirements of this subchapter and protect public health;

(k) provisions to minimize noise impacts on residential areas to the degree practicable through berms, vegetation screens, and reasonable limits on hours of operation;

(l) provisions developed by a health physicist for continuous monitoring of ionizing radiation dose at the licensed boundary. The monitoring must demonstrate the dose a hypothetical person would receive if the person were at the boundary continuously with no shielding for a year;

(m) procedures to protect the integrity of the liner from objects that could compromise it, such as large bulky items; and

(n) procedures for random inspections of incoming loads and rejection procedures for incoming loads that do not meet the acceptance criteria.

(2) The owner or operator of a TENORM waste management system shall:

(a) file an annual report, as required by ARM 17.50.410(1)(b); and

(b) submit to the department within 45 days after the end of each calendar quarter a report on TENORM waste delivered during that quarter. The report must contain the following:

(i) the date of delivery of each load of TENORM waste during the quarter or a notation that no TENORM waste was delivered during the quarter;

(ii) if a load was rejected, the date of attempted delivery, the source of the delivery, and the reason for rejection;

(iii) the type of waste and waste characterization results; and

(iv) readings taken at the licensed boundary in accordance with (1)(l);

(c) make gate-screening documentation available to the department for inspection during normal business hours or as requested;

(d) cover the waste by the end of each operating day with at least six inches of clean and compacted soil or an alternative daily cover that has been approved by the department under ARM 17.50.1104;

(e) construct, maintain, and operate a TENORM waste management system in conformance with the requirements of this subchapter, the operation and maintenance plan, and all other plans approved by the department; and

(f) maintain records required in this subchapter in accordance with ARM 17.50.1112 and make them available for inspection by the department during business hours or as requested.

(3) The owner or operator of a TENORM waste management system may not accept TENORM waste unless the owner or operator has designed, constructed, and maintained:

(a) a run-on control system to divert storm water to prevent flow of storm water onto the active portion of the landfill during the peak discharge from a 24-hour, 100-year storm;

(b) a system to control run-off from the active portion of the landfill by collecting and controlling at least the water volume resulting from a 24-hour, 100-year storm; and

(c) a system to manage storm water run-off in accordance with ARM 17.50.1110(1).

(4) The owner or operator of a TENORM waste management system shall monitor storm water ponds annually for constituents and parameters determined by the department to be appropriate based on the waste stream accepted.

(5) If monitoring in (4) detects an exceedance of a constituent or parameter, the owner or operator of a TENORM waste management system shall notify the department's Water Protection Bureau and implement necessary corrective actions.


History: 75-10-204, MCA; IMP, 75-10-204, MCA; NEW, 2020 MAR p. 1118, Eff. 6/27/20.

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