40 CFR 503.11 - Special definitions.

§ 503.11 Special definitions.
(a) Agricultural land is land on which a food crop, a feed crop, or a fiber crop is grown. This includes range land and land used as pasture.
(b) Agronomic rate is the whole sludge application rate (dry weight basis) designed:
(1) To provide the amount of nitrogen needed by the food crop, feed crop, fiber crop, cover crop, or vegetation grown on the land; and
(2) To minimize the amount of nitrogen in the sewage sludge that passes below the root zone of the crop or vegetation grown on the land to the ground water.
(c) Annual pollutant loading rate is the maximum amount of a pollutant that can be applied to a unit area of land during a 365 day period.
(d) Annual whole sludge application rate is the maximum amount of sewage sludge (dry weight basis) that can be applied to a unit area of land during a 365 day period.
(e) Bulk sewage sludge is sewage sludge that is not sold or given away in a bag or other container for application to the land.
(f) Cumulative pollutant loading rate is the maximum amount of an inorganic pollutant that can be applied to an area of land.
(g) Forest is a tract of land thick with trees and underbrush.
(h) Land application is the spraying or spreading of sewage sludge onto the land surface; the injection of sewage sludge below the land surface; or the incorporation of sewage sludge into the soil so that the sewage sludge can either condition the soil or fertilize crops or vegetation grown in the soil.
(i) Monthly average is the arithmetic mean of all measurements taken during the month.
(j) Other container is either an open or closed receptacle. This includes, but is not limited to, a bucket, a box, a carton, and a vehicle or trailer with a load capacity of one metric ton or less.
(k) Pasture is land on which animals feed directly on feed crops such as legumes, grasses, grain stubble, or stover.
(l) Public contact site is land with a high potential for contact by the public. This includes, but is not limited to, public parks, ball fields, cemeteries, plant nurseries, turf farms, and golf courses.
(m) Range land is open land with indigenous vegetation.
(n) Reclamation site is drastically disturbed land that is reclaimed using sewage sludge. This includes, but is not limited to, strip mines and construction sites.

Title 40 published on 2014-07-01

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United States Code

§ 1251 - Congressional declaration of goals and policy

§ 1252 - Comprehensive programs for water pollution control

§ 1252a - Reservoir projects, water storage; modification; storage for other than for water quality, opinion of Federal agency, committee...certain prescribed water quality benefits in relation to total project benefits

§ 1253 - Interstate cooperation and uniform laws

§ 1254 - Research, investigations, training, and information

§ 1254a - Research on effects of pollutants

§ 1255 - Grants for research and development

§ 1256 - Grants for pollution control programs

§ 1257 - Mine water pollution control demonstrations

§ 1257a - State demonstration programs for cleanup of abandoned mines for use as waste disposal sites; authorization of appropriations

§ 1258 - Pollution control in the Great Lakes

§ 1259 - Training grants and contracts

§ 1260 - Applications; allocation

§ 1261 - Scholarships

§ 1262 - Definitions and authorizations

§ 1263 - Alaska village demonstration projects

§ 1263a - Grants to Alaska to improve sanitation in rural and Native villages

§ 1264 - Omitted

§ 1265 - In-place toxic pollutants

§ 1266 - Hudson River reclamation demonstration project

§ 1267 - Chesapeake Bay

§ 1268 - Great Lakes

§ 1269 - Long Island Sound

§ 1270 - Lake Champlain Basin Program

§ 1271 - Sediment survey and monitoring

§ 1271a - Research and development program

§ 1272 - Environmental dredging

§ 1273 - Lake Pontchartrain Basin

§ 1274 - Watershed pilot projects

§ 1345 - Disposal or use of sewage sludge

Title 40 published on 2014-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 40 CFR 503 after this date.

  • 2014-11-13; vol. 79 # 219 - Thursday, November 13, 2014
    1. 79 FR 67409 - Propose and Modify NPDES General Permits for Facilities That Generate, Treat, and/or Use/Dispose of Sewage Sludge by Land Application, Landfill and Surface Disposal in the EPA Region 8
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      ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY REGION 8, The Environmental Protection Agency
      Notice of proposed and final modification of the expiration date of the eleven (11) NPDES general permits for Sewage Sludge.
      This comment period closes on December 15, 2014. Comments may be directed to: Bob Brobst (8P-W-WW), EPA Region 8, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202-1129. All comments received prior to the end of the comment period will be considered in the formulation of the final permit decision. After considering these comments, the EPA will issue the final permit decision together with written responses to any significant comments, in accordance with 40 CFR 124.15. If no comments are received, the modification of the 11 permits will be effective immediately upon issuance of the final permit decision.
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