Manage your landfill with less investment with Barker Lemar's Compliance Programs
COMPLIANCE PROGRAM FEATURES
Barker Lemar’s Compliance Program Services offers approved operational strategies designed to save you time and money. Our team works with public and private disposal facilities, and regulatory officials to design a site specific plan that works to reduce regulatory activities and costs.
FEATURES FOR ACTIVE FACILITIES WORK TO:
FEATURES FOR CLOSED FACILITIES WORK TO:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. When does post closure end?
A. When regulatory (DNR) oversight is no longer deemed necessary to protect human health and the environment.
Ending post closure does not mean all responsibility and liability for environmental compliance has been completed. However, the regulatory requirements of the closure permit have been fulfilled.
Q. What can I expect to gain from having Compliance Program Services for my facility?
A. A clear path for collecting information to establish if the site poses a risk to human health or the environment.
Q. What are the beginning requirements my site will need to demonstrate no risk to human health or the environment?
A. In general, reducing or ending post closure care will require:
- The final cover to be intact and stable;
- The groundwater quality to be well defined with stable or decreasing trends;
- Gas migration is not occurring, above or below ground, at a level that creates public safety concerns; and
- Leachate is controlled or contained to the extent that it does not pose a threat to surface water or groundwater.
Q. What is the main difference between the data collected for my permit requirements and data collected that works towards ending post closure?
A. Data collected to satisfy permit requirements might not be useful in demonstrating that a site poses limited to no environmental risk. In addition to on-going compliance requirements, collection of the following data is considered more useful when working towards ending post closure:
- Subsurface landfill gas migration
- Leachate quality
- Groundwater parameter concentrations and trends
- Final cover integrity, issues, concerns
Q. What is a perpetual permit?
A. There may be site-specific circumstances that prohibit ending post closure as currently contemplated. In these cases, the closure permit may be extended indefinitely (i.e. perpetual permit). The goal would be to reduce the on-going permit compliance requirements to at or near what would be required under an environmental covenant (EC).
Q. What is an environmental covenant?
A. In order for DNR to rescind a Landfill post closure monitoring permit, an environmental covenant is being required to be included with the property deed for future notification to prospective property buyers of the presence of the landfill and to prohibit any activities that would disturb or expose the buried waste by the current or future property owners.
Our team works with public and private disposal facilities, and regulatory officials to design a site specific plan that works to reduce regulatory activities and costs. Explore the results from some of our clients below.