6 CRR-NY 373-3.31NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 6. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
CHAPTER IV. QUALITY SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER B. SOLID WASTES
PART 373. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES
SUBPART 373-3. INTERIM STATUS STANDARDS REGULATIONS FOR OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE TREATMENT, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL FACILITIES
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373-3.31 Hazardous waste munitions and explosives storage.
(a) Applicability.
The requirements of this section apply to owners or operators who store munitions and explosive hazardous wastes, except as section 373-1.1(a) of this Part provides otherwise.
Note:
Depending on explosive hazards, hazardous waste munitions and explosives may also be managed in other types of storage units, including containment buildings (section 373-3.30 of this Subpart), tanks (section 373-3.10 of this Subpart), or containers (section 373-3.9 of this Subpart); see section 374-1.13(f) of this Title for storage of waste military munitions.
(b) Design and operating standards.
(1) Hazardous waste munitions and explosives storage units must be designed and operated with containment systems, controls, and monitoring, that:
(i) minimize the potential for detonation or other means of release of hazardous waste, hazardous constituents, hazardous decomposition products, or contaminated run-off, to the soil, groundwater, surface water, and atmosphere;
(ii) provide a primary barrier, which may be a container (including a shell) or tank, designed to contain the hazardous waste;
(iii) for wastes stored outdoors, provide that the waste and containers will not be in standing precipitation;
(iv) for liquid wastes, provide a secondary containment system that assures that any released liquids are contained and promptly detected and removed from the waste area, or vapor detection system that assures that any released liquids or vapors are promptly detected and an appropriate response taken (e.g., additional containment, such as overpacking, or removal from the waste area); and
(v) provide monitoring and inspection procedures that assure the controls and containment systems are working as designed and that releases that may adversely impact human health or the environment are not escaping from the unit.
(2) Hazardous waste munitions and explosives stored under this Subpart may be stored in one of the following:
(i) Earth-covered magazines. Earth-covered magazines must be:
(a) constructed of waterproofed, reinforced concrete or structural steel arches, with steel doors that are kept closed when not being accessed;
(b) designed and constructed:
(1) to be of sufficient strength and thickness to support the weight of any explosives or munitions stored and any equipment used in the unit;
(2) to provide working space for personnel and equipment in the unit; and
(3) to withstand movement activities that occur in the unit; and
(c) located and designed, with walls and earthen covers that direct an explosion in the unit in a safe direction, so as to minimize the propagation of an explosion to adjacent units and to minimize other effects of any explosion.
(ii) Above-ground magazines. Above-ground magazines must be located and designed so as to minimize the propagation of an explosion to adjacent units and to minimize other effects of any explosion.
(iii) Outdoor or open storage areas. Outdoor or open storage areas must be located and designed so as to minimize the propagation of an explosion to adjacent units and to minimize other effects of any explosion.
(3) Hazardous waste munitions and explosives must be stored in accordance with a standard operating procedure specifying procedures to ensure safety, security, and environmental protection. If these procedures serve the same purpose as the security and inspection requirements of section 373-3.2(e) of this Subpart, the preparedness and prevention procedures of section 373-3.3 of this Subpart, and the contingency plan and emergency procedures requirements of section 373-3.4 of this Subpart, then these procedures will be used to fulfill those requirements.
(4) Hazardous waste munitions and explosives must be packaged to ensure safety in handling and storage.
(5) Hazardous waste munitions and explosives must be inventoried at least annually.
(6) Hazardous waste munitions and explosives and their storage units must be inspected and monitored as necessary to ensure explosives safety and to ensure that there is no migration of contaminants out of the unit.
(c) Closure and post-closure care.
(1) At closure of a magazine or unit which stored hazardous waste under this section, the owner or operator must remove or decontaminate all waste residues, contaminated containment system components, contaminated subsoils, and structures and equipment contaminated with waste, and manage them as hazardous waste unless section 371.1(d)(4) of this Title applies. The closure plan, closure activities, cost estimates for closure, and financial responsibility for magazines or units must meet all of the requirements specified in sections 373-3.7 and 373-3.8 of this Subpart, except that the owner or operator may defer closure of the unit as long as it remains in service as a munitions or explosives magazine or storage unit.
(2) If, after removing or decontaminating all residues and making all reasonable efforts to effect removal or decontamination of contaminated components, subsoils, structures, and equipment as required in paragraph (1) of this subdivision, the owner or operator finds that not all contaminated subsoils can be practicably removed or decontaminated, he or she must close the facility and perform post-closure care in accordance with the closure and post-closure requirements that apply to landfills (section 373-2.14[g] of this Part).
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Current through April 15, 2021
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