Partial Exception Facilities
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Form #:  06-202
Guidance Documents
Revised: 12/12/16


Owners or operators of the following types of solid waste processing facilities are exempt from the permit requirements of Title 132 - Integrated Solid Waste Management Regulations.
  • Compost sites that receive between 20,000 and 100,000 cubic yards annually of yard waste only.
  • Compost sites that receive less than 1000 cubic yards of material other than yard waste annually.
  • Compost sites that receive between 20,000 and 100,000 cubic yards of yard waste in combination with less than 1000 cubic yards of material other than yard waste annually.
  • Compost sites that receive between 1000 and 20,000 cubic yards annually of livestock waste other than that generated by the property owner.
  • Solid waste transfer stations receiving waste from vehicles (pick-ups and cars) that are not designed to compact the waste.
Although exempt from permit requirements, operations at the above listed facilities must be in compliance with Title 132, Chapter 2, Section 003.02 which include:
  • Operations must not constitute a hazard or threat to human health or the environment.
  • Effective litter control and disease vector (flies, rodents, etc.) control programs must be implemented.
  • The applicable air quality standards of Title 129 - Nebraska Air Quality Regulations must be met (dust, smoke, etc.).
  • Discharge of pollutants into waters of the State is prohibited.
  • The storage capacity of the facility must not be exceeded.

RESOURCES:

Contacts:
  • NDEQ Waste Management Section - (402) 471-4210
  • NDEQ Toll Free Number - (877) 253-2603
  • NDEQ Hazardous Waste Compliance Assistant - (402) 471-8308
  • Email questions to: NDEQ.moreinfo@nebraska.gov
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Produced by: Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 98922, Lincoln, NE 68509-8922; phone (402) 471-2186. To view this, and other information related to our agency, visit our web site at http://deq.ne.gov.