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25 Pa. Code § 297.216. Unloading area.

§ 297.216. Unloading area.

 (a)  The approach and unloading area shall be adequate in size and design to facilitate the rapid unloading of residual waste from collection vehicles and the unobstructed maneuvering of the vehicles and other equipment.

 (b)  The loading areas and unloading areas shall be constructed of impervious material which is capable of being cleaned by high pressure water spray and shall be equipped with drains or sumps connected to a sanitary sewer system or treatment facility to facilitate the removal of water. Drains or treatment systems may be connected to a sanitary sewer system if a waste characterization is submitted to the sewage treatment plant operator, and the operator finds that the treatment plant can fully treat the waste stream. Leachate may also be collected in holding tanks prior to its transport to the sewage treatment plant.

 (c)  If the facility has an unloading pit, the facility shall have in place truck wheel curbs or tie downs that are sufficient to prevent trucks from backing into the pit or falling into the pit while unloading.

 (d)  An attendant or clearly marked signs shall direct vehicles to the unloading area.

 (e)  The operator shall ensure that collection vehicles unload waste promptly in unloading areas.

 (f)  Residual waste shall be confined to the unloading area or a storage area approved as part of the operator’s permit.

 (g)  If bulky waste is handled or processed at the facility, the operator shall remove the waste daily or take other action sufficient to prevent nuisances or unsightliness.

 (h)  The facility shall have a storage capacity for the scheduled or emergency shutdown of processing operations that is equivalent to the waste that can be processed at the facility in 3 days, unless otherwise specified by the Department in the permit.


   The provisions of this §  297.216 amended January 12, 2001, effective January 13, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 235. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (226882).

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