Solid Waste

The Solid Waste Management Program is organized into the following units:

  • The Environmental Monitoring Unit is responsible for reviewing groundwater, surface water, methane monitoring, remediation, and corrective action plans and site suitability reports; analyzing groundwater, surface water, and methane monitoring data; and conducting compliance inspections for methane and groundwater monitoring at publicly and privately owned solid waste handling facilities, petroleum pipelines, aboveground storage tanks and unregulated underground storage tanks. 

  • The Solid Waste Permitting Unit is responsible for overseeing the permitting, financial assurance, construction, and closure of solid waste handling facilities; acknowledging permit-by-rule operations (e.g., collection operations, transfer stations, yard trimmings landfills, and on-site processing operations); reviewing and approving biomedical waste processors; and conducting compliance inspections of private industrial solid waste handling facilities.

  • The Surface Mining Unit is responsible for reviewing applications and approving surface mining land use plans; issuing surface mining permits; conducting compliance evaluations of surface mining operations; reviewing and approving bonding requirements for surface mining operations; and ensuring reclamation of completed mining operations.