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Municipal Solid Waste Site Operating Plans

Information about Site Operating Plans for Municipal Solid Waste facilities.

Introduction

A site operating plan (SOP) is required for all permitted and registered municipal solid waste (MSW) facilities in accordance with Title 30 Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC) Section §330.65 Exit TCEQ. A site operating plan discusses how an owner or operator will to conduct daily operations at a facility. It includes information about functions and qualifications of personnel, equipment to be used, and operating instructions.

SOP Rules

Required Changes to SOPs for Existing Facilities

SOP rules were revised in December 2004 and March 2006. Existing landfills, and storage and processing facilities were required to submit a modify their SOPs to conform to the revised rules (or establish an SOP if one did not exist previously), according to the following "call-in" schedules.

Landfill SOP Call-In Schedule

Large Type I Landfills

  • First Call-In Group
    • Modifications were due July 6, 2005
  • Second Call-In Group
    • Modifications were due October 14, 2005
  • Third Call-In Group
    • Modifications were due January 3, 2006
  • Fourth Call-In Group
    • Modifications were due April 28, 2006
  • Fifth Call-In Group
    • Modifications were due July 24, 2006
  • Sixth Call-In Group
    • Modifications were due August 30, 2006

Other Type I Landfills

  • SOP Modifications were due October 27, 2006

Type IV Landfills

  • SOP Modifications were due December 24, 2007

Type IAE and Type IVAE Landfills

  • SOP Modifications were due on other dates

Storage and Processing Facility SOP Call-In schedule

  • Group A - Permit Numbers 12 through 1471
    • Modifications were due September 27, 2006
  • Group B - Permit Numbers 1494 through 2326
    • Modifications were due November 27, 2006
  • Group C - Registration Numbers 40004 through 40114
    • Modifications were due January 27, 2007
  • Group D - Registration Numbers 40115 through 40177
    • Modifications were due March 27, 2007
  • Group E - Registration Numbers 40178 through 43020
    • Modifications were due May 27, 2007

SOP Templates

SOP Template for Type IAE and Type IVAE Landfills

SOP Template for Processing Facilities

For More Information

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