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25 Pa. Code § 281.241. General requirements.


§ 281.241. General requirements.

 (a)  Except to the extent authorized in the postclosure plan approved under §  281.142 (relating to postclosure land use plan), vegetation shall be established on land affected by a general composting facility.

 (b)  Revegetation shall provide for a diverse, effective and permanent vegetative cover of the same seasonal variety native to the area of land to be affected and capable of self-regeneration and plant succession. Introduced species may be used when desirable and necessary to achieve the approved postclosure land use. Vegetative cover shall be considered of the same seasonal variety when it consists of a mixture of species that is equal or superior to native vegetation during each season of the year.

 (c)  Revegetation shall provide a quick germinating, fast-growing vegetative cover capable of stabilizing the soil surface from erosion.

 (d)  Disturbed areas shall be seeded and planted when weather and planting conditions permit, but the seeding and planting of disturbed areas shall be performed no later than the first normal period for favorable planting after final grading.

 (e)  Fertilizer and lime shall be applied to disturbed areas as necessary to maintain plant growth.

 (f)  Mulch shall be applied to regraded areas at rates adequate to control erosion, promote germination of seeds and increase the moisture retention of the soil.

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  281.131 (relating to revegetation plan); and 25 Pa. Code §  281.282 (relating to cessation of operations).

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