Wis. Admin. Code Department of Natural Resources § NR 504.05 - General design and construction criteria
(1) Unless otherwise specified in this chapter, the minimum design criteria in ss. NR 504.06 to apply 504.09 to all new landfills and to the expansion of existing landfills for which the plan of operation was approved after July 1, 1996, as well as to proposed design changes for all landfills which are submitted after July 1, 1996. Landfills designed in substantial conformance with these design criteria are presumed to be capable of meeting the performance standards of s. NR 504.04(4) (d) regarding groundwater quality.
(2) If the proposed design differs from the requirements in ss. NR 504.06 to 504.09, the applicant shall provide supporting justification for any differences.
(3) The design capacity of all proposed landfills, except landfills that are exempted in s. 289.28(2), Stats., shall be determined such that the projected operating life of the landfill is not less than 10 years nor more than 15 years. Expansions of existing landfills are not subject to the 10-year minimum design capacity requirement. Waste approved for use in construction of landfill components is not considered part of the design capacity.
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