Minnesota Administrative Rules
Pollution Control Agency
7041 - SEWAGE SLUDGE MANAGEMENT
7041.1000 - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS.

Universal Citation: MN Rules 7041.1000
7041.1000 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS.
Subpart 1. Cumulative pollutant loading rates.

No person shall apply bulk sewage sludge to agricultural land, forest, a public contact site, or a reclamation site if any of the cumulative pollutant loading rates in part 7041.1100, subpart 4, item B, have been reached.

Subp. 2. Notice and necessary information for compliance.

Notice and necessary information needed to comply with the requirements of this chapter must be given or obtained by preparers, appliers, and users of bulk sewage sludge according to items A to D.

A. Preparers of bulk sewage sludge must provide written notification of the concentration of total nitrogen (as N on a dry weight basis) and available nitrogen (in pounds per wet ton or pounds per 1,000 gallons, whichever is appropriate) to appliers of bulk sewage sludge.

B. Before bulk sewage sludge subject to the cumulative pollutant loading rates in part 7041.1100, subpart 4, item B, is applied to the land, the person who proposes to apply the bulk sewage sludge must contact the permitting authority for the state in which the bulk sewage sludge will be applied to determine whether cumulative pollutant loading rates have been reached. If bulk sewage sludge which has pollutant concentrations greater than those listed in part 7041.1100, subpart 4, item C, has been applied since July 20, 1993, and the cumulative amount is not known, no additional bulk sewage sludge may be applied to that land.

C. The person who prepares bulk sewage sludge, or an applier under contract to the preparer to do so, is responsible for notifying and providing the necessary information for compliance with this chapter to the users of bulk sewage sludge by specifying appropriate agronomic application rates, site restrictions, and other management practices.

D. A person who prepares sewage sludge must give notice and necessary information to comply with this chapter to other persons who prepare sewage sludge or derive a material from the sewage sludge.

Subp. 3. Sewage sludge applied to land in another state.

Any person who prepares bulk sewage sludge in Minnesota that is applied to land in another state is responsible for providing written notice to the permitting authority for the state in which the bulk sewage sludge is proposed to be applied prior to the initial application of bulk sewage sludge. The notice must include:

A. the legal description of each land application site;

B. the approximate time period bulk sewage sludge will be applied to the site;

C. the concentration of the pollutants listed in part 7041.1100, subpart 4, item C, for the bulk sewage sludge which will be applied to the land; and

D. the name, address, telephone number, and national pollutant discharge elimination system permit number, if appropriate, for the person who prepares the bulk sewage sludge.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 116.07

History:

21 SR 1642

Published Electronically:

October 27, 2003

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