Effective dates.

(1) Effective dates. These standards apply to all facilities, except existing facilities, when updated or new sections in this chapter become effective.
(2) Effective dates - Existing facilities.
(a) The owner or operator of existing facilities must:
(i) Meet all applicable operating, environmental monitoring, closure and post-closure planning, and financial assurance requirements of this chapter by June 30, 2014; and
(ii) Meet all applicable performance and design requirements, other than location or setback requirements, by December 31, 2014.
(b) These standards apply to all new solid waste handling units at existing facilities upon the effective date of this chapter.
(c) If, as determined by the jurisdictional health department, significant changes to the operation, design, capacity, performance, or monitoring of a facility are needed to meet updated or new sections of this chapter, the owner or operator of existing facilities must initiate the permit modification process outlined in WAC 173-350-710(4) by December 31, 2013. If a permit modification is necessary, every application for a permit modification must describe the date and methods for altering an existing facility to meet (a)(i) and (ii) of this subsection.
(d) The jurisdictional health department must determine if a new permit application is required based on the extent of the changes needed to bring the facility into compliance.
(e) All facilities must close in compliance with applicable requirements of this chapter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.95.020(3), 70.95.060(1), 70.95.260(6), 70.95.305, 70.95.330. WSR 13-08-016 (Order 10-06), § 173-350-030, filed 3/25/13, effective 4/25/13. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.95 RCW. WSR 03-03-043 (Order 99-24), § 173-350-030, filed 1/10/03, effective 2/10/03.]
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