Waste Tire Management Program



The waste tire management program is also regulated by Title 132. Waste tire processors are no longer required to obtain individual permits, but approved beneficial uses of waste tires are outlined in the regulation. Waste tire haulers are required to obtain individual permits annually. Waste tire haulers are required to post financial assurance. Financial assurance is designed to provide adequate funds to clean up any waste tires that are illegally disposed by the transporter.

Waste tire management facilities (except tire dealers) are allowed to accumulate 500 tires without further requirements, other than mosquito control and fire prevention measures. Speculative accumulation of more than 500 waste tires is prohibited.

Compliance assistance is an important aspect of this program. Program outreach includes responding to telephone inquiries, letters, and contacts from other states, developing guidance documents, conducting site visits and providing technical advice. The Department has developed guidance documents to explain the proper use of waste tires for blow-out and bank stabilization. Direct financial assistance is also available through the Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentives Grant program, which is described later in this chapter.

Waste Tire Permit Totals, FY2006
Renewed Hauler Permits 22
New Permits Issued 0
Terminated Permits 0

Compliance

Notices of Violation 1




The Waste Tire Program compliance assurance program includes facility inspections, complaint investigations and appropriate enforcement actions. Compliance activities are included in the summary of activities for the Solid Waste Program
Waste Tire Haulers Permittees List

Waste Management Publications, Forms and Applications

The Integrated Waste Planning and Aid Unit is responsible for the administration of the Litter Reduction and Recycling Grant Program, and the Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grants Program, which includes grants for waste tire projects. The following chart describes the application deadline, eligible applicants, eligible activities, source of funding, and estimated annual funds for waste tire grants.


FUND NAME
WASTE REDUCTION AND RECYCLING
INCENTIVE FUND
ESTIMATED ANNUAL FUNDS
Scrap Tire Fee
$1,000,000
FUNDING SOURCES
$1 tire fee collected on the sale of new tires
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS
Political subdivisions or other entity or organization, public, private, or non-profit
ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES
  1. Partial payment for purchase of tire-derived products and/or crumb rubber.
  2. Cost sharing for manufacturing, processing, and civil engineering applications
  3. Collection site cleanups for political subdivisions
  4. Capital and startup costs for processing, manufacturing, collecting, and transporting
DEADLINES
February 1
REQUIRED
COPIES
Original application and six copies (seven total)
Applications must be delivered to the NDEQ office in Lincoln by 5:00 p.m. on the due date or postmarked on or before the due date.
Mail or hand-deliver applications to:
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
Waste Management Division, Planning and Aid Unit
Suite 400, The Atrium
1200 N Street
PO Box 98922
Lincoln, NE 68509-8922
Phone: 402-471-3388
Toll Free: 877-253-2603

Contact NDEQ to request an application or for assistance in downloading an application.




Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
1200 "N" Street, Suite 400
P.O. Box 98922
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
(402) 471-2186